Best Bars for a Date in Edinburgh

While Edinburgh may be a capital city in miniature in comparison to other famous European capitals, this historic haunt is bursting at the seams with delightful pubs and chic bars to take your date.
Edinburgh dating has every potential to be exciting, romantic and truly unforgettable. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite watering holes to help you decide where to take your date.

The Holyrood 9A 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AE

An atmospheric bar with a real buzz about the place, The Holyrood 9A provides the perfect Edinburgh dating venue for an after work drinks rendezvous.
Just off the Royal Mile, Holyrood 9a is a place to bring your date and discover a local bar to call your own, in the heart of the city.
Boasting an impressive array of Scottish beers and ales and an extensive drinks menu, Holyrood 9A is bound to have your and your date’s favourite tipple, ensuring you’re both in good spirits.

The King’s Wark 36 Shore, Edinburgh, Modlothian, EH6 6QU

With low ceilings and rough stone walls, this The King’s Wark’s architecture tells of its 15th- century origins, making for a truly authentic Edinburgh dating experience.
Perched close to the banks of the picturesque Water of Leith, The King’s Wark exudes a cosy and intimate atmosphere throughout; the ideal setting to exchange tales and share interests with someone new.
On a chilly Scottish evening, there’s no better place to cosy up to and get better acquainted with your date.

Sheep Heid Inn 43-45 The Causeway, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH15 3QA

For the ultimate date in Edinburgh, end your long walk to the back of Arthur’s Seat at the deservedly famous Sheep Heid Inn.
Scotland’s oldest pub, Sheep Heid Inn oozes rustic charm and a welcoming atmosphere. If the weather allows, the beer garden makes for the perfect spot to enjoy your drinks as you reflect on the day you’ve spent together and get to know each other a little better.
There’s also a 19th century skittle alley for those daters willing to reveal their competitive and playful streaks!

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