One of our favourite gin joints, on summer days they open the big wall-like windows and there are lots of tables and chairs outside for your enjoyment. Seriously, you can lose DAYS here.
The Devil’s Advocate
If you’re looking for some more formal drinks, cocktails or perhaps wine and food, then The Devil’s Advocate is exactly what you’re looking for. You wouldn’t necessarily have them to have a beer garden, but their courtyard is a great little escape from the hustle of the city.
The Pear Tree
The best known of Edinburgh’s big beer gardens, this huge space in the Old Town is always lively and often features live music or sport at the weekends.
Down in the West End there isn’t a whole lot of space, so Indigo Yard is one of the few places you can get out in the fresh air in – even if it is a little cramped
The Black Cat
Whilst there isn’t a beer garden, like most of Rose Street’s bars they have a few tables outside and on sunny weekends you will find people spreading out a little further into the brickwork as it’s semi-pedestrianised.
One of our favourites in the New Town, The Cumberland has a great sunken beer garden that’s a total sun trap on summery evenings – well worth a visit.
Probably the biggest beer garden in the New Town/Stockbridge area, plus they have two balconies – The Raeburn is a great place to spend a few sunny hours with a great drink in hand.
Is there sunshine on leith? In that case head down to the banks of Commercial Quay and find one of the many picnic benches at Teuchtars. They also have a great bar menu of snacks that come in mugs!
If you have been at Summerhall for one of their many events (like the Gin Festival!) you can’t have helped notice that they have a pretty large courtyard right in the middle. A great little suntrap, you can also get beer from Barney’s that brews on site!
Found yourself in South Queensferry on this lovely sunny day? Enjoy the space and greenery of the Hawes Inn, a great place for all the family to relax.