Edinburgh Pub Crawl
Published on: 10/06/23
The sun may be approving the longest day of the year, but we are at the height of summer. The evenings are long, the nights are warm, so there’s no excuse to waste a minute of them! If you really want to maximise your hours of adventure and exploration, then head north, as Scotland enjoys hours’ more daylight at this time of year than the south of the UK.
Whatever you pack into your days, there’s no need to stop as the twilight begins to deepen. This week, we’re heading to Edinburgh. Packed with history, drama and interest, from its towering castle and tales of nefarious deeds through to great shopping and vibrant café culture serving the best locale cuisine, it’s also home to some of the best nightlife in the UK. With no worries about where to start, we’ve lined up some Edinburgh experts to take us on the best pub crawl in town!
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Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Edinburgh Pub Crawl was started in July 2013. A natural coming-together of friends who together sought out and gravitated to the most vibrant and interesting pubs, nooks and dens, they realised these secrets needed to be shared! Staying true to their roots, their goal remains to show visitors, backpackers, students and locals the best that Edinburgh has to offer at a pocket-pleasing best value price.
Combining an intimate knowledge of the city’s most interesting venues across a wide range of themes and tastes, you’ll find an evening and a half lined up for you! Get acquainted with some of Edinburgh’s most famous pubs and bars and meet new people on this large-scale bar crawl around Edinburgh’s Old Town. Experience Scotland’s capital’s vibrant nightlife, join in with drinking games, and learn the city’s best drinking spots from local, knowledgeable, friendly guides.
It’s the best way to discover hidden gems, traditional tipples, local characters and like-minded bar buddies across an evening that’s all about relaxation and enjoyment. Travelling on the official Edinburgh Bar Crawl, you’ll also access special discounts, and see VIP entry cover charges to some popular venues melt away. With great reviews and recommendations, tours run 7 nights a week year-round, making it the largest pub crawl in Scotland!
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Starting in the heart of the Old Town, Bar 50 on Blackfriars Street has been described as the best-kept secret on historic Cowgate. But don’t get too comfortable! After wetting your whistle, it’s time to step out into the dusk. Thanks to your guides’ intimate knowledge of the ever-changing local scene, routes and venues change across the seasons, ensuring you’re always in the best bars in town.
With a guaranteed half-a-dozen bars and pubs, lounges and speakeasies on your journey, follow your guide down back streets to find the best kept secrets. Heard about a one-night Ceilidh band here? Or a limited edition local brew on tap there? With insider knowledge and the passion to share the best of their city, whether you’re a first-time Edinburgh visitor, regular or local, you’ll find temptations afresh and galore.
If you fancy something more intimate, the team now offer a unique experience, with custom-curated tours for groups of any size. With great partnerships across the city enabling the perfect mix of awesome bars and amazing drinks deals, avoid the hassle of trying to find the best places by letting your party guide take you to exactly the places you’d choose. Keep your eyes peeled for the team’s special sell-out monthly themed events, too.
All culminating in the most inclusive night out in the capital, let your hair down with the best guides in the world while you drink up the city. For over-18s only, as the team say, come join the Edinburgh Pub Crawl for the best night you've ever forgotten!