Edinburgh and the Lothians Nightlife

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A handsome Victorian-era island bar serves up an eclectic selection of craft beers and real ales at the Abbotsford. ...

Blue Blazer

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This cozy, dark-wood bar has a top-notch selection of real ales, 50 malt whiskies, and 75 rums, all of which are enjoyed by a friendly,...

Bongo Club

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The bohemian Bongo Club stages indie, rockabilly, dub, and techno gigs, as well as various club and comedy nights. ...


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You could easily miss this basement bar on Queen Street—look for a spray-painted sign below a clothing-alteration shop. Friendly barmen,...

CC Blooms

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Modern and colorful, CC Blooms plays a mix of musical styles. Open nightly, it's been a mainstay on the gay scene since the early '90s.

Cabaret Voltaire

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The vaulted ceilings of this subterranean club reverberate with music most nights. You'll find everything from local groups to 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...

Cameo Bar

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Backing onto the Water of Leith, the bright and airy Cameo Bar serves decent pub food and has big screens popular for sporting events.

Canons' Gait

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In addition to a fine selection of local real ales and malts, the Canons' Gait has live jazz and blues performances, as well as edgy...


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