If you’re new to Edinburgh and you’re staying for some time, then you’re probably looking for places to visit in the evening. This is a far better alternative to staying in your hotel each night. If you’re here on business, or on vacation, perhaps you’re hoping to find particular places that will give you an opportunity to enjoy Scottish nightlife. We’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a great list of possible venues and things to do in Edinburgh. We hope you find it useful.
Pub crawls with a difference, with a visit to all the bars that matter, with 6 to 7 amazing bars to visit, where you’ll get 4 shots, 1 jager bomb, 1 cocktail, drams of whisky and a free entry to a club with no queues. What’s not to like about that? It starts at 7:30pm and everyone meets at a venue that’s not far from the high court in the centre of Edinburgh.
A new place to meet, a townhouse on Randolph Crescent. Here you’ll an excellent food menu and first class Scottish hospitality. There’s beers which you can try in the Georgian Drawing Room, with excellent Georgian décor. There’s a beautifully decorated dining room where you can dine in comfort, and a beer garden with informal seating and a variety of draught beers on offer. There’s also a meeting room, decorated in a contemporary style with plasma screens and wi-fi. It’s the perfect place to relax.
A whisky bar that’s won awards – that’s how good it is. You’ll find it on the Royal Mile where you’ll find excellent food at their all day dining bar. There’s also 300 malt whiskies and some imaginative cocktails with local beers and quality wine. There’s seafood and meat, which has all been locally sourced and their delicious haggis of course.
A live music bar in Edinburgh with 4 live bands until 3am in the morning and at the weekends up to 6 acts. There’s also free entry before midnight. There’s also some great drinks promotions before 8pm most days. You’ll find Whistlebinkies on 4-6 South Bridge Street.
This is a bar, restaurant that has been doing business since 1996. It’s a great place to meet for cocktails, lunch or just coffee. It also has its own conference suites and private dining facilities and because of these beautifully decorated rooms, it can easily accommodate training courses, dinners, wedding receptions and other celebrations. It can be found at 14 George Street.
You’ll find The Stand Comedy Club at 5 York Place in Edinburgh where there’s a whole host of live comedy acts to keep you entertained all night. If you like comedy, then you’ll love The Stand Comedy Club.
A bar and restaurant that’s to be found in the old part of Edinburgh that’s been built in a Victorian pump house tucked into Advocates Close. There’s excellent dining facilities as well as excellent food which boasts locally sourced food, so the menu is always seasonal with Scottish ingredients that change each month.
This is a jazz club with a difference, with funk, soul, blues, acoustic and fusion too, so you’ll get jazz and everything else. There’s local live music and international acts are featured too. There are gigs here every night all week, 7 nights a week all year round, so you’re never short of entertainment.
The Jazz Bar has 5 awards and this speaks volumes for the bar’s eclectic live music acts so you’re guaranteed first class entertainment.
You’ll find the Jazz Bar at 1A Chambers Street.
You’ll find the Krafty Brew at 11 Stewartfield, and here you can learn how to brew beer yourself, as well as taste other beers too. An excellent night out and a novel change from just drinking beer.
A Pool Hall and Pizza Bar where you can enjoy some indoor pool and have a delicious pizza. Its interior décor is that of a traditional American pool hall with some great food and bar. It’s modern without abandoning its traditional pool hall feel. There are 18 tables here with multi coloured LED lights. This is a place that combines a contemporary feel with a more traditional pool hall. You’ll love it. You’ll find Marco’s Pool Hall & Pizza Bar at 79 Groves Street.
We hope you found Escape Edinburgh's guide of things to do in Edinburgh at night, remember this is just a small sample of the possibilities in Edinburgh, get out there and explore.