Edinburgh Pub crawls & bar tours

Our most recommended Edinburgh Pub crawls & bar tours

Edinburgh: Pub Crawl 7 Bars with 6 Free Shots

1. Edinburgh: Pub Crawl 7 Bars with 6 Free Shots

Discover the best of Edinburgh's night life with this pub crawl to 7 excellent venues in the old town. Avoid the hassle of trying to find the best places by letting your party guide show you around. Take a walk on the wild side with 6 free shots that are specifically selected for you. Wander through various back streets to find the best kept secrets. Party hard with a party professional without worrying about paying a cover charge.

Edinburgh: 5-Hour Pub Crawl with Free Shots & Discounts

2. Edinburgh: 5-Hour Pub Crawl with Free Shots & Discounts

Enjoy the bar scene in Edinburgh with like-minded travelers. Embark away from the tourist trail and uncover the local’s bars, clubs, and live music venues in Edinburgh.Get into the club with VIP entry, and take advantage of this tour’s drink discounts and skip-the-line admissions. Get into the groove of the night with 6 shots supplied by the tour. Meet great people, enjoy music, and create good memories experiencing Edinburgh’s nightlife at it’s best with this tour.

Edinburgh: Guided Gin Tasting at 56 North Distillery

3. Edinburgh: Guided Gin Tasting at 56 North Distillery

Step inside Edinburgh's 56 North Distillery to sample and discover how award-winning gins are made. Begin by entering Scotland's oldest dedicated gin bar with over 300 gins on the shelf. You will be welcomed with a South Loch Gin and Fever-Tree tonic and introduced to the beautiful copper stills that produce all of the South Loch Gin. Savor your gin and tonic whilst learning all about botanicals, production, bottling, and gin production. Then, sample three gins made at the South Loch Gin distillery with tasting notes and insights into the research and development behind them. Finish off by enjoying a South Loch Gin cocktail made by a dedicated bar team.

EDI Edinburgh Airport: Plaza Premium Lounge

4. EDI Edinburgh Airport: Plaza Premium Lounge

Avoid the crowds and chaos of the public departure lounge and relax in style before your flight from Edinburg Heathrow Airport. Choose the duration of stay that best fits you, then make yourself comfortable the Plaza Premium Lounge. Plaza Premium Lounge at Edinburgh Airport provides an interactive space for travellers to relax or get work done, while junior travellers can enjoy some playtime before their flight. The lounge features the stylish gin bar, a collaboration with Edinburgh Gin, an award-winning premium gin distilled in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, who have created three exclusive gin cocktails for Plaza Premium Lounge guests. Decked with Scottish accents from local traditional tartan fabrics to woods and selected local artwork, the lounge’s interior references some of Scotland’s key landmarks and iconic imagery. The “quiet zone” by the bar, invites business or leisure travellers to unwind with views of the runway and Edinburgh Hill.

Edinburgh: Guided Whisky Tasting & Walking Tour with Snacks

5. Edinburgh: Guided Whisky Tasting & Walking Tour with Snacks

Do a walking tour in Edinburgh and learn all about whisky at the same time. Walk with a local guide past different attractions in the city, learn about the architecture and history, and get to try the famous drink in several different locations with paired snacks. Begin your tour by meeting your local guide at one of the first cask ale Bars in Edinburgh. Listen to your guide tell you all about the history of the pub, which goes all the way back to the 60s. Begin your tasting journey by sampling some whiskies. Follow your guide through the major city center neighborhoods. See ancient royal burghs, opulent garden squares, rejuvenated shopping districts, medieval alleys, and meandering cobbled streets. Listen to the fascinating history of whisky in the city and hear anecdotes and stories. Stop at several iconic Edinburgh bars to sample a range of Scotch whiskies. See the diversity of the spirit by trying blended scotch, single malt, and whisky cocktails. Enjoy with paired appetizers. Receive a free Glencairn whisky glass at the end of the tour.

Edinburgh: Distillery Tour with Scottish Gins and Cheeses

6. Edinburgh: Distillery Tour with Scottish Gins and Cheeses

Learn about flavor pairings and Scotland's gin-making history in a fun and delicious way on this tasting tour in Edinburgh. See some world-class gin stills and savor a gin and cheese pairing. Be welcomed by your host and listen as they give you an in-depth introduction to the on-site stills. Head to the cozy tasting room where a board of eight Scottish gins and a range of tonics will be waiting for you. Let your guide talk you through each gin and the aromatic cheese that is paired with it. Get information on gin companies, the history of gin-making in Scotland, and uncover the secrets to making a delicious gin. Have the opportunity to ask anything you'd like about your favorite spirit. Afterwards, you can stay and peruse a selection of over 400 gins, or you can head out to enjoy Edinburgh's historic center.

Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour with "Real-Actors"

7. Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour with "Real-Actors"

You will venture through Edinburgh's Old and New Town's led by the intrepid duo: Clart and the intellectual McBrain, who will take you on a brilliant and witty dramatic romp through the city's wynds (narrow paths), courtyards, and pubs. Enjoy their hilarious duel of wits as they narrate the stories of Edinburgh's pubs and famous Scottish writers, from Sir Walter Scott to Robert Louis Stevenson right up to the present day addressing the writers of Harry Potter and Rebus. As you stop in each pub for a drink, become immersed in a lively dialogue, spanning approximately 300 years of Scottish literary history. The award winning Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour was the first literary tour to be launched in Edinburgh in 1996. It is regarded by many as a pioneer in its field and is performed by professional actors, not academics or tour guides. It represents great value for money and has a very high entertainment factor.

Edinburgh: Scottish Whiskey Tasting with a Local Expert

8. Edinburgh: Scottish Whiskey Tasting with a Local Expert

Join a local host and taste your way around the whisky regions of Scotland, without leaving Edinburgh. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Discover the best of traditional methods and new, small-batch producers. Visit a whisky cellar and a neighborhood pub that’s loved by locals. Sample a few wee drams – from peaty to oaky, and single malts to blended Scotch whiskies. Go with your host to discover the places that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique. Get some insider recommendations on the most authentic places to eat and drink on the rest of your trip.

Edinburgh: City Highlights Walking Tour and Whisky Tasting

9. Edinburgh: City Highlights Walking Tour and Whisky Tasting

Enjoy a wee walk followed by a premium whisky tasting in one of the oldest pubs in Edinburgh with a fun, local guide and see a new side to Edinburgh on your trip with this small-group tour. You'll spend the first part of the tour on a walking tour with your small group and guide, discovering the history and culture of Edinburgh From warriors to candlemakers, kings to clergy, the city of Edinburgh has long been home to an eclectic range of individuals, varying in their status, wealth and position in society. We will guide you through the stories of a diverse range of people, and maybe some animals too. After the walking tour, you'll deserve a wee nip (or three)! Relax with the guide and enjoy a premium whisky tasting in Edinburgh's second oldest pub, trying three of Edinburgh/Scotland's finest whiskies, and learning more about the whiskies as you go.

Private tour: History and Murder in Edinburgh's Old Town

10. Private tour: History and Murder in Edinburgh's Old Town

Discover the history and legends of Edinburgh and Scotland in World Heritage Old Town District for a 2h private guided tour.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 166 reviews

Justin was the absolute best! We went out on a Monday night so it was a little slower in the pubs, but he went to great lengths to make our experience just as memorable as I’m sure all the pub crawls are. He really went the extra mile for us (literally and figuratively). Made our last night in Edinburgh the best of our whole trip! Great drinks, themed bars, live music and fun dancing!!

The Pub Crawl was absolutely incredible! What a night ! Amazing experience, our guide Alan was fabulous, made sure we all had a good time.The bars were brilliant What a great way to meet some fellow travelers .Will never forget the games played. Thank you Alan!

It’s a great activity for the late hours and if you are in the mood to explore some off-beat and great pubs of Edinburgh! The guide Ozy was amazing through and through! We had the best night and did come back with a glee on our faces

Molly was stunnin. I had great fun, made some friends and felt extremely safe and welcomed the entire night. 100% recommend Molly!

Had a great night! Guide took a lot of care of us all. Highly recommended!