Are you a party animal? Or do you just like a quiet drink with your friends?
Party animals head for the George Street area, exclusive shopping zone by day, and alive with bars and clubs at night. Start with a cocktail at Hanover 99 or Amicus Apple, have a bite to eat at trendy Café Andaluz, before heading off to dance at the Opal Lounge or El Barrio.
In sunny weather, find a beer garden and enjoy the fine weather. The Blackbird at Tollcross or the Pear Tree near Edinburgh University are relaxed and popular. Or for a casual drink at any time, try Garibaldi’s, or the Shack, for drinking and dancing.
Stockbridge is another area where you can find a coffee or a beer at any time of day. And right in the city centre, the Grassmarket.