Old and New Town Best Pubs (Self Guided), Edinburgh

Edinburgh is known for its sheer number of pubs, old and new, that offer various events, and provide the best drinks and food to their visitors. Many of them have live music performances that attract both locals and tourists, and although most traditional pubs are laid back and offer a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, some do have dance floors and double as nightclubs. Take this self-guided tour to discover the most popular pubs in Edinburgh Old and New Town.
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Old and New Town Best Pubs Map

Guide Name: Old and New Town Best Pubs
Guide Location: Scotland » Edinburgh (See other walking tours in Edinburgh)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: Helen
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Dragonfly Bar
  • Sandy Bells
  • Whistle Binkies
  • Scotsman's Lounge
  • Planet Out
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Dragonfly Bar

1) Dragonfly Bar

Dragonfly Bar aims to provide the highest level of customer service. It is a very stylish and funky bar that gets busy later in the evening on weekends. It has anime style paintings, oriental pillars and comfy leather sofas. The bar serves great cocktails and is a cool place to hang out any time of the day.
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Sandy Bells

2) Sandy Bells

This awesome pub is a very popular music venue and a good place to go for a night out. It offers a relaxed, stylish drinking experience and gets quite crowded on the weekends. It's a traditional pub with great music, a very friendly staff and a brilliant atmosphere.
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Whistle Binkies

3) Whistle Binkies

This great pub attracts a number of different performers and offers diverse music styles from indie to traditional. The atmosphere is lovely, very warm and welcoming and is perfect for many occasions. It is a good place for having a drink with friends, chilling out and having a laugh while enjoying the eclectic music the pub has to offer.
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Scotsman's Lounge

4) Scotsman's Lounge

The Scotsman's Lounge is located on Cockburn Street and is popular with locals and tourists who come to enjoy the live music that takes place each evening. It is very popular with lovers of bagpipe music. Guests have an impressive selection of drinks and food to choose from. The walls of the pub are adorned with various historical documents and pictures of pipers, creating a relaxed atmosphere that draws a great crowd.
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Planet Out

5) Planet Out

This fantastic pub packs crowds every evening and is awash with fun, fur and garish colors. It is the only bar in Edinburgh’s gay district with a largely female clientèle, and a lively place with a fantastic vibe. It offers plenty to keep its guests entertained throughout the week, featuring striptease and other scintillating attractions. The wait staff is lovely and friendly, making guests feel right at home, and offers some of the warmest service around.

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