Edinburgh nightspots

Our guide to the best nightlife in Edinburgh

Embrace the Scottish spirit in Edinburgh, home to tons of brilliant pubs, bars and clubs, each with their own unique character and atmosphere. From renowned live-music venues and sports bars to themed pubs and vibrant clubs, you won’t be disappointed with a night out in the Scottish capital. Grab a drink or two after a day packed with activities at one of these spots on yourstag weekend.

Bars in Edinburgh

Biddy Mulligans

Head to Edinburgh’s iconic Irish pub,Biddy Mulligans, for authentic Irish craic and a lively atmosphere. There’s a decent selection of craft beers, cask ales, whiskey and, of course, Guinness. For food, try Irish classics and pub favourites, including their famous Irish stew and huge Irish breakfast. Watch your favourite sports live or stick around for live music every night at 10pm. Step next door to experience Scotland’s smallest pub.

Clubbing in Edinburgh


Previously called Cav,ATIKis a modern nightclub with three differently themed rooms and six bars spread throughout, each with state of the art sound and lighting systems. There’s also a VIP only Luxe Lounge for private hire.

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.

Club Tropicana

For 80s nostalgia, spend your night atClub Tropicana, a colourful retro paradise designed to be all about fun. Dance the night away to all your favourite 80s hits like Spandau Ballet, Madonna and Duran Duran on the huge dancefloor. There’s all kinds of sweet and fruity cocktails and shooters, as well as pop culture-inspired packages.


With the fun spread over five floors,Espionageis a labyrinth of bars, private booths, secret spaces and dancefloors playing a wide selection of mainstream music for every mood. Home to some of Edinburgh’s best DJs, Espionage hosts a range of club nights including Saturday’s KOKO for Urban, R&B and Hip Hop tunes.


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.

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