Best Nightlife in Edinburgh

Local Recommendations from our My Guide Edinburgh team

Edinburgh's architecture and its vibrant nightlife go together as if they were made to match. The dramatic silhouetted skyline acts as the perfect backdrop to the scenes of frivolity that take place here from night to night.

Traditional pubs, stylish bars, music spots, comedy clubs... Edinburgh will spoil you for choice. There are some fantastically atmospheric venues, making use of the character that Edinburgh's old buildings possess. Summer nights tend to be the most magical, when long daylight and opening hours combine with the buzz of the festival crowds.