Edinburgh nightspots

Our guide to the best nightlife in Edinburgh

Bars in Edinburgh

99 Hanover Street

Once a bank branch,99 Hanover Streetis a warm and welcoming hub of entertainment 7 nights a week. Decorated with an eclectic mix of comfy armchairs, vintage decor, decadent chandeliers and gilded mirrors, it’s a quirky yet cosy place to enjoy a drink. Sip on classic cocktails or indulge in one of their signature drinks like a Mo Mango or Kaffir Daiquiri. There are regular DJs and parties, so be ready to hit the dance floor.

Clubbing in Edinburgh

Boteco Do Brasil

Embrace the vibrant spirit of Brazil atBoteco Do Brasil, a lively bar and restaurant. Get in the Latin party mood with a mix of salsa, reggaetón, Latin Dance and African beats. Try fun and colourful cocktails including Caipirinhas and more quirky twists like the Watermelon Martini. The food menu focuses on flavoursome South American cuisine including signature Brazilian staples and plenty of tapas dishes.


To party in opulent style, head toLulufor late night drinking and dancing at this glamorous lounge. With elegant Georgian interiors and classy contemporary decor, you’re in for a treat. Lively club nights bring guest DJs playing everything from the latest chart hits and R&B to soul and jazz. The stylish cocktail menu is impressive with both classics and tons of their own delicious twists including Winter is Coming and Blood Orange Breeze.

Sneaky Pete’s

Fans of all kinds of music flock toSneaky Pete’severy day of the week. As an intimate Cowgate nightclub with a capacity of just 100 people, it’s a top place to discover up-and-coming DJs and talented musicians, with some surprisingly big acts having performed here. There are tons of club nights drawing in crowds of music lovers looking for anything from funk and soul to indie and much, much more.

The Hive Nightclub

The Hiveis known for being an unpretentious party hotspot. The famous club is spread across four rooms, with each night dedicated to a different genre of music. With commercial charts, hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock, indie and retro, every night at The Hive is unique and unforgettable. During Fringe, there’s Hive till Five, where it’s practically a rite of passage to dance until 5am.

The Liquid Rooms

Housed inside a 19th century church,The Liquid Roomsis one of Edinburgh’s best live music and club night venues. Split across two floors, with a balcony overlooking the dance floor and a bespoke, state of the art sound and lighting system, the atmosphere is more often than not electric. The stage has seen all kinds of big names from local DJs and bands to touring artists.