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The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Top 6 Places to Grab a Pint in Edinburgh on your Next Golf Trip

October 17, 2013

Every golf traveler needs a break from the links. If you decide on spending that time in Edinburgh your number one priority should be finding a place that serves hearty meals and smooth ales because this city is known for its phenomenal pub culture. There are roughly 750 pubs speckled throughout Edinburgh so finding a place to drink shouldn’t be a problem.

The next time you’re in Edinburgh, grab a pint at one of these awesome pubs:

The Halfway House — A 2-minute walk from Waverly Station this place is probably smaller than your childhood bedroom but has vibrant local atmosphere and a great selection of ales. On tap is a beer aficionado’s dream selection that comes from a special list of microbreweries in the area. The Halfway house takes their food very seriously and provides all the local favorites including Cullen Skink, Haggis, Neeps and Tatties and Coldingham Black Boar Sausages.

The Royal Oak — It seems like every corner of Edinburgh has a street performer dressed up in a kilt playing bag pipes. If you’re a bit weary of hearing bag pipes and want to listen to some real live Scottish tunes, stop by the Royal Oak pub. Here you can enjoy a beer and listen to traditional Scottish folk music played by local musicians.

The Holyrood 9A — Located just off the Royal Mile, the Holyrood 9A will definitely satisfy your desire for beer. Visitors can select from 20 different taps of beer and ales from around the world and enjoy the friendly ambiance of a more modern bar. Compliment your beer with a delicious gourmet burger or a large steak hot off the grill. (click here for website)

The Last Drop — Why would you go to a pub called the Last Drop? What does that mean? Well, this place has a spooky heritage that involves a ghostly girl in medieval clothing and the last hanging that took place in the Grassmarket. The food and ales here are delicious and it enjoys a fabulous location right below the Edinburgh Castle. (click here for website)

Deacon Brodies — Conveniently located on the Royal Mile, Deacon Brodies is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and most traditional pubs. It’s named after William Brodie and is known to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde. Celebrated for their meat pies and smooth ales, Deacon Brodies is home to dining as well as a great place to warm up before exploring dynamic Royal Mile and all it has to offer. (click here for website)

The Blue Blazer — With a large selection of whiskys and local ales, an open fire and blue leather benches, this traditional Scottish bar is the ideal place to socialize with your travel buddies. It’s located just a few minutes’ walk from the Grassmarket. (click here for website)