Drink beneath the stars at Bar 50
One of Edinburgh’s best-kept secrets, Bar 50 is hidden from view just off the lively Cowgate. It’s part of a rental apartment block and has one of the best outdoor covered terraces in the area. The small but excellent value cocktail menu includes locally inspired libations such as the Porty Pink Lady and Blackfriars iced tea (both are £7.45 per glass or £13.45 for a pitcher). A classic white russian will set you back £6.45. The music is mainstream and loud, giving it a party vibe. There’s also a pool table and big-screen TVs that show various sports. Take your beverage outside if you prefer a calmer ambience.