Here are the best pubs to mingle with locals in Edinburgh This Winter
Picturesque Edinburgh is famed for its cozy, traditional pubs with lively atmospheres and a good chat. With the temperatures plummeting and early darkness closing in, the pub scene goes through its annual winter dilation, as locals cluster indoors to socialize. In the Old Town, traditional pubs with live music and cask ales are hidden down quirky cobblestone alleyways. Their modern counterparts can be found in the New Town; perfect for a reviving craft gin after an exhausting day of shopping. There’s a different vibe altogether in the characterful neighborhood bars, found in areas like Tollcross, Stockbridge, or the port district of Leith. So, grab yourself a wee dram of whiskey, or perhaps a traditional ale; settle yourself in front of the fire, and defrost in one of Edinburgh’s best winter pubs.