Edinburgh Gay Bars

 Edinburgh's Gay Scene (the Pink Triangle) maps, bars and clubs

Edinburgh has a vibrant gay scene "the Pink Triangle," centred around the top of Leith walk, just off Princes Street, Edinburgh's main thoroughfare. 

All the bars and clubs are in easy walking distance. Each one offers something different; so whether you want music, real ale or good food, you will find a bar to suit. The city has more in common with European cities than other cities in the UK so around the city is a cafe culture. Here you will find a gay-friendly relaxed atmosphere.

Map of Gay Bars in Edinburgh's Pink Triangle

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The Street

the Strret bar
2 Picardy Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JT
Tel: 0131 556 4272
opening times:
Mon- Sat 12:00 - 01:00;
Sun: 12:30 - 01:00
Food served until 21:00
EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY   (Enter from Broughton Street after 1am)

The Regent Bar

Regent Bar, Edinburgh
A real ale pub that happens to be gay - great atmosphere,friendly and relaxed. Good food and good beer. Highly recommended

Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5DL
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 11:00-01:00 Sun 12:30-01:00
Food served until 22:30

CC Blooms

CC Blooms, Edinburgh
Refurbished Stylish bar in the heart of the pink triangle

23-24 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
Tel: 0131 556 9331

Opening Times:
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 03:00.
Sun 16:00 - 03:00

Cafe Habana

Cafe Habana
22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA

Tel: 0131 558 1270
Open Daily:13:00 - 01:00


Planet, edinburgh
Planet  (Discobar)
6 Baxter's Place, Edinburgh,
Tel: 0131 556 555
Open daily: 16:00-01:00


Chalky's lounge
Two Dance floors, VIP lounge, Bomb Bar, Cocktail Bar

4 Picardy Place, Edinburgh,
 EH1 3J

Opening times: Mon-Sun 11pm-3am
(free entry Tues, Wed, Thurs)

Paradise Palms

Paradise Palms
Old town, near university
Gay friendly, mixed.
Paradise Palms is well-known for its cutting-edge cabaret,  live music and vegetarian food.

41 Lothian Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HB

Tel: 131 225 4186
Open Daily:12:00 - 01:00

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