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
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

CC Blooms

audience rating: 3.3 stars from 28 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 modern 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.

features: bar, music, dancing, restaurant | Updated: 11-08-2017

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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: 3.8 stars from 13 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.

features: bar, music, restaurant | Updated: 11-08-2017

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2 Picardy Place, Edinburgh | map | distance

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+44 131 556 4272 | Free WiFi

weekday: Mon-Thu 12:00 - 01:00; Fri 12:00 - 03:00

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

The Street

audience rating: 4.7 stars from 9 votes - click to vote

TODAY Prize Surprize - gameshow night

TOMORROW Quality Street - DJ playing

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. Expect a crowded, casual, laid-back atmosphere.

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.

features: bar, music, dancing, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 11-08-2017

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Habana Bar in Edinburgh Scotland
Habana gay bar in Edinburgh

22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh | map | distance

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+44 131 558 1270 |

weekday: 13:00 - 01:00

weekend: 13:00 - 01:00

Habana

audience rating: 2.8 stars from 14 votes - click to vote

Audience
Awards
  2015
3 Star Winner

TODAY Viral Vibes

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.

 

features: bar, music, cafe | Updated: 25-08-2017

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6 Baxter’s Place, Edinburgh | map | distance

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+44 131 556 5551 |

weekday: 13:00 - 01:00

weekend: 13:00 - 01:00

Planet Bar Edinburgh Gay Bar

Planet Bar

audience rating: 3.3 stars from 12 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Karaoke Night

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

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

features: bar, music | Updated: 11-08-2017

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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

Victoria Bar

audience rating: 3.0 stars from 8 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.

features: bar, music | Updated: 08-06-2017

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60 Broughton Street, Edinburgh | map | distance

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+44 131 478 1372 |

weekday: 11:00 - 23:00

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

Cafe Nom de Plume

audience rating: 3.6 stars from 15 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.

features: bar, music, cafe, internet access | Updated: 25-08-2017

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41 Lothian Street, Edinburgh | map | distance

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+44 131 225 4186 |

weekday: 12:00 - 01:00

weekend: 12:00 - 01:00

Paradise Palms

audience rating: 4.0 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

Not a gay venue, but definitely worth a visit. This quirky (mismatched furniture and palm trees) bar/café/alternative arts venue serves amazing vegetarian food, all kinds of drinks.

Paradise Palms is well-known for its cutting-edge cabaret and live music.

features: bar, music, dancing, cafe | Updated: 25-08-2017

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18-10-2017