The top 10 places to grab a pint in Edinburgh

Looking for a place to chill and have a cold one? Here are our favourite places to grab a pint in Edinburgh…

1. Malones on the Mall

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Well-loved and hard to miss, Malones on the Mall is a favourite amongst students but has become immensely popular since it moved to the area above Waverly train station.

2. Assembly Rooms Club

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If it’s a high-end joint you’re after then the Assembly Rooms pop-up bar is perfect – it’s off the beaten track, and you’ll have to blag your way in but it’ll be worth it to rub shoulders with comedy legends during the Fringe fest over a pint or two.

3. The Three Sisters

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Pints often accompany sports and if that’s your idea of an ideal afternoon, then the Three Sisters will be right up your street; with their huge TV screens showing all the best sports and food and drinks on offer, you won’t want to leave.

4. The Jazz Bar

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However, if you prefer your simple pint to come with live music then the Jazz Bar it is! Live jazz music every day and a conservative bar, this venue is for the laid back and unfussy.

5. The Oxford Bar

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Ever wanted to meet famed Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin? Well, you might be in for a treat at the Oxford Bar as it’s his regular, he even held his stag do then in the 1980s.

6. SKYbar

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Only popping up on the first Thursday of every month, this swanky bar has amazing views and some fancy brews.

7. Black Bull

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Scotland only gets about three days of nice weather, so make the most of it in the Black Bull’s beer garden! Enjoy the nice weather and sip a cold one – sounds like perfection.

8. Teviot Row House

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As one of the oldest student unions in the world, Teviot Row House must know something about serving up good beers and keeping their customers happy!

9. Finnegans Wake

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The age-old dilemma for students has always been – ‘Finnegans or Malones?’ Both have beer, but Finnegans’ main drawing point over Malones is their popular live folk music.

10. The Hanging Bat

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At the Hanging Bat, it’s almost a definite that there’ll be a beer you haven’t tried yet. They sample some of the best brews from around the world and locally to create an enticing menu.

So now that you’re totally clued in on where to go for a cold one in Edinburgh, why don’t you miss the Fringe festival rush and kick back with a brew at one of the smaller, quieter bars listed above.

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