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The Royal Mile, although a tourist trap for traveling folk in search of tartan, cashmere, and history, is laden with bars and pubs a plenty. Whether you like to start early or have a penchant for partying in the night, the drinking scene in Edinburgh is every o’clock. After an adventurous day touring the Castle and strolling the cobbled streets, check out the best bars and pubs in this regal area.
Nestled within Advocates Close in an old Victorian pump house, The Devil’s Advocate is the most delightful of sin bins. From the myriad of Scottish and worldly whiskies (there are over 200) to expertly picked craft beers, and enough wine to whet the appetite, punters will be well pleased. The inventive seasonal cocktails are heavenly too. Foodies can delight in the deftly skilled chefs, who conjure up new culinary artworks from the best of fresh Scottish produce on a monthly basis.
For a sophisticated time, barrels of wine, and delicious Italian food, look no further than Divino Enoteca. This state of the art wine bar exudes an essence of understated luxury, with the cloud white marble counters and black leather chairs. Oh, and the wine list is longer than the Forth Road Bridge. Enomatic, the pioneering, state-of-the-art wine dispenser, provides bottles the necessary protection from oxidation, which means that every glass will taste just so. Sipping on the glorious selection of fine Italian wines in such a stunning setting will make you forget that you are on the Royal Mile.