“Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!” – Martin Luther

Edinburgh reputedly has more pubs per capita compared to any other city in the UK. With so much choice where should you go? We have put together a list of some of our top choices below.

Brewdog – Opening times vary depending on venue check online for further details.

Brewdog brought the craft beer revolution to Scotland.  They started out in farmers markets and have now grown to operate bars all round the world.  Because of this they are one of Scotland's most recognisable beer brands.  They specialise in craft beer and have two bars here in Edinburgh.  Both bars also do food including haggis pizzas and vegan burgers.

The Jolly Judge – Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 12 pm - 12 am – Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday: 12 pm - 11 pm

The Jolly Judge is located just off of the Royal Mile in James Court.  Because it is not on the Mile itself it is often a little quieter than surrounding pubs.  The bar has low painted wood beam ceilings and a roaring fireplace creating a cosy environment.  They have a good selection of real ales and regularly hold a cider festival.  The pub may be a little tricky to find but it is undoubtedly worth the effort.

Banshees Labyrinth – Sunday-Thursday: 7 pm - 3 am – Friday-Saturday: 5om - 3 am

We are willing to bet that Banshees Labyrinth is unlike any other pub you have been to.  It is Scotland's most haunted pub located within the cities famous vaults.  Because of its unique setting there is no lack of surprises in this pub including a 50 seat cinema!  They regularly have live music or karaoke in one of their three bars.  If you decide to visit this pub beware of the spirits.

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