Edinburgh and the Lothians Nightlife

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Andrew Usher and Co.

  • Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

A small wooden door leads down a dimly lit staircase—not the most auspicious of entrances. But as you emerge into the chic basement...

Blue Blazer

  • Bars/Pubs

This cozy and characterful bar has an extensive selection of real ales, malt whiskies, and rums, all of which are enjoyed by a friendly,...

Bramble Bar

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This easily walked-by basement bar on Queen Street—take the stairs down to a clothing-alteration shop and you'll see a small sign—is...

CC Blooms

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Modern and colorful, CC Blooms is a club spread over two levels, playing a mix of musical styles and with regular cabaret nights. Open...

Cabaret Voltaire

  • Dance Clubs

The vaulted ceilings of this subterranean club reverberate with dance music most nights, with an ever-changing lineup of cutting-edge...

Café Royal

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This high-end café serves good Scottish lagers and ales, and hearty Scottish bistro-style lunch items—sausage and mash, pies, burgers,...

Café Royal Circle Bar

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Famed for its atmospheric Victorian interiors—think ornate stucco, etched mirrors, tiled murals, stained glass, and leather booths—the...

Cask and Barrel

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A spacious, traditional pub on trendy Broughton Street, the Cask and Barrel serves hand-pulled ales from a horseshoe-shaped bar, ringed...


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Set within an old church parsonage, Cloisters now offers a very modern form of sanctuary: real ales, fine whisky, and good food at reasonable...

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

  • Themed Entertainment

One of Edinburgh's most popular ceilidhs, this traditional Scottish music and dance night is held each Tuesday at Summerhall. It's ideal...


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