Top 5 bars in Leith, Edinburgh 

Often regarded as the vibrant and culture-centric hub of Edinburgh, Leith is a fantastic place to grab a drink or two. 

Ask anyone from Edinburgh and they will say that one of the best parts of enjoying our city is making your way to Leith, grabbing a drink and absorbing everything that the area has to offer. 

Although Leith is constantly going through a property development phase, and the businesses throughout have somewhat gentrified, Leith still boasts many bars and restaurants for everyone to enjoy – even the best-known secret ones! 

Here are our top 5 bars in Leith that you simply need to visit: 

The Black Fox 

Very much fitting in with the new, stylish feel that Leith Walk presents, The Black Fox is a fantastic bar to grab a drink or two with your friends or loved ones. 

The Black Fox is the perfect balance between date night, after-work drinks or burger night with your friends. 

Speaking of burgers, the food menu offers customers the chance to sample amazing cuisine, always hitting the mark of what your taste buds desire. They also offer a Charlie Brown burger, a burger topped with peanut butter and bacon – a concoction they say you must simply have to try. 

Balance that with a few cocktails and The Black Fox makes our list of the top 5 bars you must visit in Leith. 

The Brass Monkey 

Long-term favourite, The Brass Monkey, is a bar that has built up a fantastic fan-base over the years. 

Best known for their great value drinks, arcade games, board games and indoor screening, The Brass Monkey positions itself as not your typical pub. 

Make sure to pop in and take in the chilled atmosphere, popular with a variety of generations. Grab some friends and enjoy a drink or two – maybe even order some nachos, the vegan ones are pretty good too… 

Joseph Pearce’s 

It’s near on impossible to walk down Leith Walk on a sunny day and not be instantly drawn to the crowds of people that have managed to secure a table in the suntrap outside Joseph Pearce’s.  

Since opening in 1898, Swedish-influenced Joseph Pearce’s has continued to serve the locals with a variety of top-quality drinks throughout the ages.  

The bar is warm, welcoming and a sure fire hit to make it onto our list as one of the top 5 bars in Leith. 

The Lioness of Leith 

Roaring at the Foot of the Walk, The Lioness of Leith is a superb bar to visit with friends and loved ones.  

The ridiculously cool décor and chilled vibes instantly hit you as soon as you walk in through the door. And the menu – for both food and drink – echo those feelings as you begin to feel at home.  

The Lioness of Leith is the perfect bar if you are looking for a delicious cocktail to enjoy with friends after a hard week at work. 

Teuchters Landing 

Situated by the docks of Leith, Teuchters Landing storms its way onto our list, thanks to their sensational array of whiskies and beer. 

Once best known as a waiting room for the steamboat ferry from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, Teuchters Landing still, to this day, offers the very best for Edinburgh passengers.  

The added wow factor comes with the magical beer garden and pontoon situated out back – perfect to enjoy on a warm, sunny day.  

It’s a locals favourite and may be deemed as slightly as a hidden gem.  

*Images taken from bars Facebook accounts*

There are a million reasons why you should consider moving to Leith, and one of those is simply to enjoy the huge variety of fantastic bars that are on offer. Thinking about moving to Leith? Reach out to a member of the VMH team here today. We’ll even get the first round in.