Edinburgh Gay Bars

Whilst not on the same scale as London or Manchester, Edinburgh does have a vibrant and colourful gay scene.

Edinburgh’s most popular gay bars are located near the city centre at the north end of Leith Street and Broughton Street, in an area known locally as the “Pink Triangle”.

CC Blooms Edinburgh gay bar
CC Blooms Edinburgh
CC Blooms Edinburgh
CC Blooms Edinburgh
CC Blooms Edinburgh

23-24 Greenside Place, Edinburgh | map | distance

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+44 131 556 9331 |

weekday 11:00 - 03:00

weekend 11:00 - 03:00

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CC Blooms

audience rating 3.2 stars from 25 votes - click to vote

Audience
Awards
  2015
3 Star Winner
  2016
4 Star Winner

The oldest and most popular gay venue in Edinburgh. CC Blooms is a stylish bar & restaurant by day and a classy nightclub by night.

CC serves excellent cocktails and contemporary cuisine, and offers a full wine and champagne list. The dance floor at the back of the venue is one of the most popular in town.

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The Regent Bar Edinburgh gay bar

The Regent Bar

2 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 131 661 8198 |

weekday 12:00 - 01:00

weekend Sat 12:00 - 01:00; Sun 12:30 - 01:00

audience rating 3.7 stars from 12 votes - click to vote

Audience
Awards
  2015
4 Star Winner

Traditional gay bar in the Pink Triangle. The Regent Bar has a relaxed and informal environment, with no loud music or dance floor.

A nice place to to meet friends, have a few drinks and enjoy some good Scottish food. Open daily.

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The Street

2 Picardy Place, Edinburgh | map | distance

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+44 131 556 4272 | Free WiFi

weekday Mon-Thu 12:00 - 01:00

weekend Fri,Sat 12:00 - 03:00; Sun 12:30 - 01:00

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The Street

audience rating 4.6 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

The Street is a well-known restaurant & bar for gay locals and visitors looking to take in the sights and sounds of Scotland’s buzzing Gay Village. Serves a good selection and has an outdoor terrace for good weather days.

The popular Street NightClub (in the basement of the bar) is open on Friday and Saturday nights. Expect a crowded, casual, laid-back atmosphere.

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Cafe Habana Edinburgh
Habana Bar in Edinburgh Scotland
Habana gay bar in Edinburgh

Habana

22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh | map | distance

| facebook | +44 131 558 1270 |

weekday 13:00 - 01:00

weekend 13:00 - 01:00

audience rating 2.9 stars from 13 votes - click to vote

Audience
Awards
  2015
3 Star Winner

Friendly café bar on two floors, located very close to Edinburgh’s Pink Triangle. Habana serves a great selection of beer, wine, spirits and cocktails with regular drink promotions.

Always busy and great for pre-clubbing. DJ’s 7 nights a week. More lounge style on the 1st floor.

 

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Planet Bar Edinburgh

Planet Bar

6 Baxter’s Place, Edinburgh | map | distance

| facebook | +44 131 556 5551 |

weekday 13:00 - 01:00

weekend 13:00 - 01:00

audience rating 3.4 stars from 10 votes - click to vote

Small gay bar in the Pink Triangle, with good atmosphere, reasonably priced drinks, a snooker table, arcade game and DJ’s on the weekends.

Planet Bar attracts a younger, mixed/gay crowd. Daily drink promotions.

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Victoria Bar Edinburgh

265 Leith Walk, Edinburgh | map | distance

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+44 131 555 1638 |

weekday 14:00 - 01:00

weekend Sat 12:00 - 01:00; Sun 13:00 - 00:00

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Victoria Bar

audience rating 2.7 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

Mixed, cosy bar located on the edge of Gay Village. Victoria Bar serves excellent gin & tonic and offers a great selection of beers and a good playlist.

A funky, fashionable place with an open mind. A short walk from Victoria Bar leads to a myriad of gay clubs and late-night dance venues.

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Cafe Nom de Plume Edinburgh

Cafe Nom de Plume

60 Broughton Street, Edinburgh | map | distance

| facebook | +44 131 478 1372 |

weekday 11:00 - 23:00

weekend Sat 11:00 - 23:00; Sun 12:00 - 23:00

audience rating 3.5 stars from 13 votes - click to vote

Small café bar located upstairs, above Edinburgh’s LGBT Centre. Run by the same team behind the well-known Regent Bar, Cafe Nom de Plum serves a good variety of drinks and homemade meals.

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paradise-palms-edinburgh-bar

41 Lothian Street, Edinburgh | map | distance

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+44 131 225 4186 |

weekday 12:00 - 01:00

weekend 12:00 - 01:00

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Paradise Palms

audience rating 3.0 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

Not a gay venue, but definitely worth a visit. This quirky (think mismatched furniture and palm trees) bar/café/alternative artistic venue serves food, pours pretty much any sort of drink you could ask for, and features cutting-edge cabaret and music.

Call in before 5pm to try out one of Paradise Palms fabulous Ninja Buns (Taiwanese Gua Boa street food with a Scottish twist).

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