The Best Truly Local Bars in Edinburgh

If you were a drink, what kind of drink would you be? A modest but honest after-work beer? A mustache-twirlingly innovative craft IPA? A delicate artisanal wine? Perhaps a flashy cocktail with a memorable name? Edinburgh has a local, hand-picked bar for you no matter what glass you come in. Our locals have your back, so buckle up, for the night is long and full of wonders.

(Out of The Blue) Drill Hall – Cafe/arts hangout

(Out of The Blue) Drill Hall – Cafe/arts hangout

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“(Out of The Blue) Drill Hall” is a community arts centre in Edinburgh’s Leith with a nice cafe. It is strongly connected to the 1915 Gretna disaster…

Full Article by Mark Gorman

Bacco – Wine bar and merchants

Bacco – Wine bar and merchants

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“Bacco” is the classic ‘try before you buy’ Italian wine experience in Edinburgh. Expect sumptuous olives with your glass. It should be better known…

Full Article by Mark Gorman

Bar Rollo – Diminutive restaurant and bar

Bar Rollo – Diminutive restaurant and bar

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“Bar Rollo” Edinburgh is a minuscule Scottish/Asian restaurant, but what it lacks in size it doesn’t lack in character, with nary a prawn cracker in sight!

Full Article by Anson Clark

Bramble – Cocktails by candlelight

Bramble – Cocktails by candlelight

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“Bramble” in Edinburgh is a dark little hidden bar that serves some of the best cocktails in town. I love this candle-lit, shabby-chic haven…

Full Article by Alasdair MacQuarrie

Bryant & Mack – Private detective agency?!

Bryant & Mack – Private detective agency?!

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“Bryant & Mack” in Edinburgh is on an alley off the main street, behind a door of an out-of-business detective agency. Be brave and dare to enter this bar.

Full Article by Alasdair MacQuarrie

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