It would be fair to say that the people of Scotland are fond of a drink. As the Scottish capital, Edinburgh is extremely well-endowed when it comes to bars. You can’t walk for more than a minute in the city center without seeing another.
We round up some of the finest Edinburgh bars into a small, but perfectly formed top ten. It would be impossible to cover every bar worth visiting in such a list, but these options are scattered across the city and they are all good places.
If you love cocktails, Bramble should be at the top of the list. So good it has won international acclaim, Bramble seamlessly blends delicious cocktails with a warm and sophisticated atmosphere which is hard to resist.
It would be almost criminal to visit Scotland’s capital and not have a dram of the national drink. Whiski is one of Edinburgh’s top whisky bars with an impressive array of malts on offer. At first glance it may look like a tourist trap, but you are assured a warm welcome and the bar also benefits from live music and very good food.
The Jolly Botanist is a relative newcomer, but has made quite a name for itself. Chic but unpretentious and with a great menu of gin (and other spirit) cocktails it could easily become your new favorite haunt.