Edinburgh is the perfect city to go to if you are looking for a night out. The city is home to countless cocktail bars, pubs and beerhouses so you are never struggling to find a place to go to for cheap drinks during happy hour. Check out the list below of our best 10 happy hours that you will find in Scotland’s capital!

Revolution Edinburgh

Revolution Edinburgh
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This bar does not just offer happy hours, they offer entire happy days! These last from Tuesday to Thursday all day, but this can only be found in Revolution’s Scottish bars so thankfully their Edinburgh branch is included in this. During these happy days, Revolution’s cocktails are only £4 and there are also discounts available on food and snacks too. What’s not to love?


Tonic Edinburgh
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This bar has an eclectic list of cocktails to choose from and has an amazing atmosphere to start your night out in. The staff are amazing at creating new drinks and helping you choose what drink would suit you best and this just gets even better when the drinks are on offer during happy hour. This bar even has its own resident DJ to keep you entertained whilst they create your drinks.

Slug & Lettuce

Slug & Lettuce
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Described as a “cool and contemporary bar” this pub is the perfect place for drinks with friends. Slug & Lettuce are well-known for their tasty drinks and speedy service and reasonable prices, so it is even better when they have happy hour on! However, even if happy hour is not on when you make a visit to Slug & Lettuce, they usually offer 2 for 1 cocktails!


Dragonfly Edinburgh
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Winner of Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice 2020, this cocktail bar is a little out of the town, situated in West Port, is worth the extra walk for. It boasts an array of cocktails on its menu that are all handcrafted before you. There are DJ sessions over the weekends, making it a great bar for both night-outs and a quiet catch up with mates whether it is happy hour or not. But when it is happy hour, be sure to take advantage of the great price of their cocktails!

Candy Bar

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This bar does not just sell cheap and cheerful drinks but also budget meals, what’s not to be excited about? Situated on the exciting George Street this well-known pub even offers gift vouchers, so if you really enjoy your experience here you can pass the gift of a good time on to a friend!

Lucky Liquor Co

Lucky Liquor Co
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This bar has an everchanging menu of thirteen different cocktails including the likes of their ‘Mr Magoo’ cocktail which is with Scotch whisky, coffee and caramel corn syrup. Lucky Liquor is well within walking distance of the city centre and will be the setting of a memorable night with good drinks and music (they even let you bring your own vinyl’s on a Sunday). Any time at Lucky Liquor will be made even better during happy hour where the atmosphere is electric and the drinks are on offer, so why not head on down next time you’re in town?

Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas Edinburgh
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If it’s a classy bar you are looking for, then look no further than Las Iguanas. This bar is home to authentic Latin American drinks and food, and with their cocktails priced at £4.50 normally, during happy hour their cocktails are a steal! Whilst you are there, you may as well enjoy some of their Brazilian and Mexican food, it’s great.

The Permit Room

The Permit Room Edinburgh
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The Permit Room is a stylish drinking establishment that is a little more sophisticated than most other bars. The bar’s décor itself will transport you to Imperial India with its artwork being inspired by the Bombay tradition of Parsi theatre.  The Permit Room even caters to those who do not drink, or the designated driver, because they offer a wide selection of non-alcoholic beverages. These include alcohol-free versions of Martini and Whisky Sour, which taste just as good as their alcoholic counterparts.

The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap Edinburgh
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This bar offers cocktails and live music in a game-themed space that is reminiscent of the arcade games of the 90s. The range of cocktails and drinks on offer will not be as wide and varied as some of the other bars, but the fun atmosphere more than makes up for it.

Paradise Palms

Paradise Palms Edinburgh
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This bar does not just have a great cocktail list, but they also serve amazing vegetarian dishes. This bar is also very reasonable with prices too, as their classic cocktails are just £5 normally and you can get cocktail teapots to share for just £15. This bar is loved by students in the city but it is a great location for anyone of any age to go and enjoy drinks with friends.

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