As you head south out of the center of the city of Edinburgh you pass through the bustle of Tollcross and find yourself in the leafy, relaxed surroundings of Bruntsfield, which gives way to the slightly more staid and traditional Morningside area. These are very popular residential areas with a mix of traditional Scottish tenements and some larger Georgian houses in the surrounding streets. They are also well-served by a mixture of different pubs.
If you want a busy atmosphere and trendy surroundings with prices to match then head for Hendricks in the heart of Bruntsfield. The choice of drinks is good, there’s some delicious food on offer, and the service is never less than professional. If you’re looking for a more traditional Scottish pub experience then The Hermitage at the far end of Morningside is very popular with locals and well off the beaten tourist track. For something a little different, why not try the eccentric but memorable Canny Man's.
The nightlife is a bit more reserved in Bruntsfield and Morningside, so if you just want to sample some great drinks and have a quiet conversation to unwind after a busy day then there are lots of good pubs to meet your needs.