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The Best Night Out in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is famous for its rugged landscape, historic castle, and traditional cosy pubs, but don’t be fooled! The Scottish capital is also packed with fantastic bars and clubs that make it one of the best spots in the UK for a big night out.

Planning a trip? Check out our recommendations for some of the best nighttime spots in Edinburgh and make the most of your time in the city.

First, dinner

It should come as no surprise that Edinburgh is bristling with brilliant eateries. From street food and laid-back joints to more formal spots and fine dining to boot, there’s something for every occasion if you know where to look.

Low-end (but great!)



The best bars in Edinburgh

After dinner, head out into the city for an excellent glass of wine or a creative cocktail in one of the best bars in Edinburgh:
The Permit Room

The best cocktail bars in Edinburgh

Looking for something fruity, smoky, or shrouded in smoke? There are plenty of great cocktail bars in Edinburgh to satisfy your thirst. Here are some of the best:

The best nightclubs in Edinburgh

Still going? If you’ve made it past cocktail hour, why rush home? Your Edinburgh hotel can wait, visit one of the best nightclubs in Edinburgh for a few hours’ dancing and end your night on a high.
When you’ve danced until you can’t dance anymore, head back to your city centre hotel for a well-deserved sleep.
Still looking for your perfect Edinburgh accommodation? We have a choice of beautiful hotels near Edinburgh Waverly train station, so you won’t need to worry about trekking around the city in search of your chosen spot. Whether you’re after a budget-friendly ibis hotel in the centre of the city, a stunning Mercure hotel in an iconic building, or an aparthotel with everything you need for a self-catered stay, there’s something to suit everyone in our collection.
Ready to book your weekend away? Download the Accor hotels app on Google Play or the App Store and browse our beautiful hotels on the go. You can compare prices and secure the best offer for your trip, with more than 2,000 destinations available on our easy-to-use app.

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