LIST YOUR EVENT FOR FREE

The Waverley Bar

A traditional scottish bar with folk music, storytelling and plenty of good banter!

The Waverley Bar

About The Waverley Bar

3 - 5 St Mary's Street , Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1TA
01315579855
The Waverley Bar Website
Facebook information can be found here
Follow thewaverleybar on Instagram

Owned by the same Walker family dynasty since it opened its doors in the 1920s, this wonderful traditional- eccentric watering hole, complete with original taxidermy crocodiles hanging behind the bar and eclectic Festival fringe fliers from years gone by adorning the ceiling, is one of the Capital's iconic and much loved pubs. Not least due to it playing host to a number of famous patrons, showmen and musicians of recent times...Some of whom still take centre stage in our toilets, should you care to pull up a pew.

Standing on the site of the 16th century Old Flodden Wall and tucked away just off the Royal Mile, the Waverley Bar is steeped in history from its foundations up. From street level, the original Victorian 1891 exterior sets this bar apart from its neighbouring craft beer bars, chain eateries and modern look contemporaries with its smart unassuming black and white frontage, arched barley twist mullions and deep dental cornicing, flanked by Bacchus the God of Wine. It certainly hints at least at the possibility of something rather unique inside.

Upcoming Events at The Waverley Bar

Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding)

26th May 2024

The talented singer songwriter and author Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding) makes his first live appearance in Edinburgh for 15 years at The Waverley Bar on Sunday 26th May!

READ MORE

More Bars and Pubs in Edinburgh

Prestoungrange Gothenburg

227-229 High Street, Prestonpans EH32 9B

The Prestoungrange Gothenburg operates as a bar but is also renowned for its excellent pub grub and live entertainment.

READ MORE

The Caley Sample Room

42 - 58 Angle Park Terrace, Edinburgh West EH11 2JR

The Caley Sample Room, located to the West of Edinburgh’s city centre offers a cosy, relaxed and welcoming environment where you can enjoy fantastic...

READ MORE

The Pear Tree

38 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh South EH8 9DD

More simply known as The Peartree, it's an Edinburgh pub with a huge beer garden, great cask ales and a long history.

READ MORE

Bannermans Bar

202 Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1NQ

Bannerman's Bar is Edinburgh's premier music venue, located in the heart of the city!

READ MORE

Bundits of Leith

48 - 52 Constitution Street , Leith EH6 6RS

Pop down to Bundits of Leith for some juicy, naughty and the most downright delicious food.

READ MORE

The Royal Mile Tavern

127 High Street , Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1SG

A traditional Scottish public house bursting with charm and character and located on the historical Royal Mile.

READ MORE

The Fiddlers Arms

11-13 Grassmarket , Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2HY

Welcome to the Fiddler’s Arms - a warm and friendly traditional pub sitting at the end of the Grassmarket in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.

READ MORE

The Voyage of Buck

29-31 William Street, Edinburgh New Town EH3 7NG

Step back in time to the early 1900's and join your host William 'Buck' Clarence at his home, 29-31 William Street in the heart of Edinburgh’s fashionable West End!

READ MORE

Malt & Hops

45 The Shore, Leith EH6 6QU

Dating from 1749, this mellow local with roaring fire offers real ales, whiskies and pub lunches.

READ MORE

Akva

129 Fountainbridge , Edinburgh South EH3 9QG

Located right next to the Union Canal in the heart of Fountainbridge, Akva has one of the best beer gardens in Edinburgh. When the sun is shining, there really isn’t a better place to be!

READ MORE

Woodland Creatures

260-262 Leith Walk, Leith EH6 5EL

Bar Cafe, 80 beers, Delicious food, vegan options. art, cask ales, good music, stylish interior. Secret garden. child & dog friendly. Function room.

READ MORE

The Devils Advocate

9 Advocate's Close , Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1ND

The Devil’s Advocate is a bar and restaurant situated in the historical and atmospheric Old Town of Edinburgh, in an old Victorian pump house hidden away in Advocates Close.

READ MORE
All Bars and Pubs listings in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Edinbrick - A LEGO Model Show
Edinbrick is back for 2024 at a new venue! Edinburgh's biggest LEGO Model Show, will be held on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of April at McEwan Hall.
The Tinnitus, Hyperacusis & Hearing Information Show (THIS 2024) Edinburgh
Join us at the Holiday Inn Edinburgh for our eighth annual Tinnitus, Hyperacusis & Hearing Information Show (THIS) 2024. A beacon of hope for those navigating the challenges of tinnitus.
Hamilton
The multi award-winning cultural phenomenon 'Hamilton' is touring the UK for the very first time and is coming to the Festival Theatre for a 9 week season from 28th February 2024!
Cultural Evening - Celebrating the Bengali New Year!
Enjoy an unforgettable Cultural Evening, celebrating the Bengali New Year at Life Church on Saturday 20th April!
The time has come? The future of European Security and defence
An expert seminar as part of the Talking Europe weekend, organised by the Scottish Council on Global Affairs is taking place at Summerhall on Sunday 12th May.

Popular Listings

Corn Exchange Haddington Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Howden Park Centre Livingston Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland O2 Academy Edinburgh The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Traverse Theatre Usher Hall