Edinburgh is a real party city and you can dance and drink into the wee small hours. During the Festival in the summer the lively atmosphere brings the night to life and late licenses allow the party to go on until the sun comes up. There is also no shortage of quiet, welcoming and comfortable pubs where you can enjoy a peaceful pint and a good conversation.
It has been said that Edinburgh has more pubs per square mile than any other city in the world and in the middle of the city that certainly feels true. There are many great real ales pubs, but Cloisters is one of the best. Cut from the cloth of an abandoned church it has a delightfully irreverent air and a very convivial atmosphere.
If you have your dancing shoes on then there are quite a few night clubs that cater for different tastes. You can find rock and indie options or go for a retro disco feel, pop or some solid techno for a good dance. Cabaret Voltaire is always lively and serves up a wide range of music to get your feet tapping.
Whistle Binkies is a great venue to enjoy live rock or folk music. The brick lined booths at the back of the pub are snug and intimate while the dance floor is wild and boisterous.
Come and join the party with our list of great Edinburgh nightspots.