Edinburgh has an amazing array of pubs, from the traditional to the trendy and all that’s in between. If you plan to visit some of the city’s many and varied watering holes this winter, here are some of our ideas for the perfect pub crawl. You can pick your favourite area or call us to take you to the next pub in one of our warm taxis.
The Grassmarket, once a bustling market place, continues to be one of the liveliest parts of town. Popular with local and visiting merrymakers, it’s the perfect location for a pub crawl for large groups and big celebrations. Inside the traditional pubs of the Grassmarket you’ll find a wide selection of drinks, hearty traditional meals, live music and big, boisterous crowds. And if the Grassmarket fails to quench your thirst, it’s a only a hop, skip and a jump to the Royal Mile where the fun can continue.
If you are looking for a more luxurious affair, a pub crawl along George Street will be more your cup of tea (or glass of wine, should we say). Located in the main shopping district of Edinburgh, George Street is known for designer shops, boutiques, stylish restaurants and trendy bars. Here you’ll find a mix of street level, basement and rooftop establishments offering great food, winter-themed cocktails and cool beats.
Leith is another excellent area of Edinburgh for a winter pub crawl. In close proximity to the Firth of Forth, the pubs here are brimming with nautical charm. This is one of the best areas in town to taste a fish dish and sample a wide selection of real ales. With open fires and candle-lit nooks galore, the shore is the perfect place for a pub crawl on a bleak day.
If you want to stay close to the city centre, the west end of the city is an ideal bar-hopping location. Although well known for its proximity to Murrayfield Stadium, the west end has a lot more to offer than just sports pubs. In fact, this area is perfect for revellers who want to experience something different at every stop. Here you’ll find quirky bars, traditional pubs hidden down cobbled streets, establishments specialising in wine and gin, and much more!
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