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The Best Bars In Edinburgh for a Stag Do


Edinburgh nightlife is stacked.

From traditional boozers to bouncing bars, and underground speakeasies to colossal club nights – it has it all.

Don’t make the classic mistake many stags make, though… not planning your night out ahead of time.

Next thing you know, you’re walking the streets trying to find somewhere to let you in, only to hear, ‘Sorry, lads, no stags’ from the 10th bouncer in a row.

Check out the best bars in Edinburgh for a stag do below and ensure your night goes off without a hitch!

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Best Bars in Old Town
Best Bars on George Street
Best Bars in West Town

Old Town

Ballie Ballerson


This place is more than just a bar, it’s a stag playground! Yes, this ball pit/cocktail bar is packed with 1000s of balls and loads of fantastic drink options. If you’re looking to switch up your classic pub pre-drinks, this is the place!

📍 97-113 Curtain Rd, Edinburgh, EC2A 3BS.
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Dropkick Murphys


If you’re looking for an authentic taste of what an Irish bar is meant to be, head to Dropkick Murphys. This lively bar is always buzzing and features live music ‘til late, major sports evenings being shown on the big screen, and all-around great craic.

📍 7 Merchant St, Edinburgh, EH1 2QD.
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The Three Sisters


The Three Sisters is one of the top stag do bars in Edinburgh! From live sports events to local live music gigs to comedians and so much more – it’s the ideal spot to kickstart your big weekend in true stag style!

📍 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS.
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The Raging Bull


This drinking spot is well-known for its variations on the classic Espresso Martini – the ideal energy boost you need on a hectic weekend in Edinburgh. So, whether you’re a coffee lover or just looking to enjoy a few pints with the boys, The Raging Bull is a cracking option.

📍 161 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh, EH3 9AA.
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This unique Frankenstein experience offers a fantastic selection of drinks, including the signature ‘Monster’ cocktail and the ‘Spicy Bride’ shooter. So, gather your group and head on over to this eerie and atmospheric bar for a top night!!

📍 26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EN.
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This bar and restaurant offer a mouth-watering selection of steaks, grills, and stag-friendly bites – perfect dancing fuel for that big night out. You can also wash it down with lashings of craft beer or a sip of some of the world’s finest whiskies. A great start to that big night on the town.

📍 184-186 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JJ
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Pilgrim Bar


With an up-cycled backpacker theme and a lively atmosphere, this place is guaranteed to get you in the mood to party. Pilgrim Bar has a great range of beers, cocktails, and spirits, and is the perfect pre-club party hotspot.

📍 3 Roberston’s Cl, Edinburgh, EH1 1LY
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Brewdog needs no intro. It’s the ideal drinking spot for a large group and their freshly poured craft beers are something you cannot miss out on. They also boast an outrageous selection of burgers, wings, and other delicious bites.

📍 50 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh, EH3 9BY
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George Street

Badger & Co


This cocktail bar and restaurant is packed full of classic dishes with are sure to keep your taste buds entertained. With their bold flavours, it’s the ideal spot to fuel up and enjoy some big laughs before heading out to explore more of Edinburgh’s nightlife.

📍 32 Castle St, Edinburgh, EH2 3HT.
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Bar Tonic


This award-winning cocktail bar has it all – an extensive menu, an experienced bar team, and top DJs that will keep the party going all night long. Whether you’re looking to indulge in a classic cocktail or try something new, Bar Tonic’s menu has something for everyone.

📍 34a North Castle St, Edinburgh, EH2 3BN.
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The Cauldron

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This unique combines a little bit of magic with mouth-watering drink combinations to create an immersive bar experience. Prepare to blow your fellow stag’s minds as you take them on this unforgettable adventure. This place isn’t your average bar and we 100% recommend visiting!

📍 57a Frederick St, Edinburgh, EH2 1LH.
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Bar Soba


Bar Soba is the perfect spot for some big celebrations in Edinburgh. This unique bar serves up delicious street food that’s inspired by South East Asia and a fantastic range of drinks that are sure to please a crowd. It’s THE place to be for an unforgettable night of food, drinks, and music.

📍 104 Hanover St, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR.
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West End



Marcos is also known as Edinburgh’s finest American Pool Hall. Boasting top-quality tables, it won’t be hard to persuade the boys to head here. Why not check out their karaoke rooms or the retro gaming station? And you can’t leave without getting a taste of their delicious pizzas, either!

📍 79 Grove St, Edinburgh, EH3 8FG
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Bierkeller Entry


This bouncing German-themed bar is a hotspot for stags wanting to enjoy a night of beer-drinking madness. With this package, you can enjoy guestlist entry, reserved seating, delicious pizza or garlic bread, a stein of beer or two bottles of Sol each and a shot of German Schnapps!

Check out this fantastic Bierkeller Entry package.

VIP Party Package


Are you wanting a VIP experience on your big night out in Edinburgh? Look no further than this fantastic package. Yes, we’re talking guestlist entry, top DJs, your very own VIP booth, and even a drinks package!

Check out the VIP Party Package.

Vodka Revs Package


You can’t beat a night out in Revs, so why not take your night out to new levels to kickstart your night with a drinks package? Cut the faff of trying to organise the group and enjoy free guestlist entry, a big party atmosphere, and a table filled with a boozy bottle of your choice and mixers!

Check out the Vodka Revs Package.

Which area in Edinburgh has the best bars?

If you’re looking to create the ultimate Edinburgh stag do bar crawl, look no further than the Old Town.

This area is home to some of the city’s most iconic pubs – from traditional Scottish boozers to trendy bars, you’ll find something to suit every taste.

The Royal Mile is also a must-visit!!

It’s packed with plenty of fantastic pubs and bars to choose from.

George Street is also a well-known spot for a great night out!

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