Craft beer crawl from Edinburgh city centre down to the Leith shore.

We are lucky to be joining a burgeoning and ever-growing beer scene in Edinburgh so we have put together a fine pub crawl from the city centre down to our taproom on The Shore, opening July 2021.

1. Salt Horse

Salt Horse bar and bottle shop opened in 2016 with 12 rotating keg lines and 350 different craft beers by the bottle and can, ranging from the local to the international. The shop and bar is only 5 minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverly. They have a small, courtyard beer garden and are dog friendly. You can enjoy your drinks with burgers from Nosh. Our very own Sales Manager is a Salt Horse alum, check out the gallery to see his pup enjoying some pints!

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Photos: @salthorsebar

2. Jolly Judge

An independent, traditional pub in the heart of Edinburgh. The Jolly Judge sits at the foot of a close in the centre of historic Old Town, a mere stone’s throw from Edinburgh Castle. In colder months there’s a roaring log fire to keep you cosy while you peruse and sample their wide selection of real cask ales and malt whiskies. They’re also dog friendly.

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Photos: @jollyjudge | WhatPub | Tripadvisor

3. Jeremiah's Taproom

Jeremiah’s Taproom has over 16 keg lines of fresh beers. They are dog friendly and family-friendly with children allowed until 8pm. They have their own kitchen which serves up piled high burgers, spicy hot dogs and pub classics. There is even a pub quiz on Sundays.

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Photos: @jeremiahs_taproom | @rudishields

4. Joker & The Thief

A comfy bar with 8 keg lines of rotating craft beers and 2 handpulls for real cask ales. They’re also paired up to provide pizza from local Italian, Origano. Swipe through to peek at their new painted signage. They’re also dog friendly, but alas not child friendly. It’s a small, eclectic pub covered in musical prints and hosting a Wednesday quiz night.

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Photos: The Joker & The Thief | @thomas_paints

5. Brass Monkey Leith

10 years old, the Brass Monkey is boasting 18 keg and cask lines it offers a diverse range of firm favourites and rotational local breweries. There is a bar menu available including vegan and vegetarian options. They’re dog friendly too. There’s also their newest location on The Shore if you like this one.

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Photos: Brass Monkey Leith

6. Mother Superior

Mother Superior has cosy booths and a vintage vibe for you to enjoy craft beer pints and a wide whisky selection. They’re another dog-friendly stop too! Sometimes they feature pop up street food partnerships and they currently have lots of extra outdoor seating.

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Photos: The Mother Superior Bar

7. Dreadnought

Dreadnought is the residence of pub rescue dog Luna and her humans (can you tell we only go to dog-friendly pubs yet?!) They offer 4 rotating cask beers and 12 rotating keg lines in addition to their packed fridges. They have extended their outdoor seating on the bridge so plenty of space to perch for a pint.

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Photos: Dreadnought Leith

8. Lost In Leith

‘Lost in Leith’ bar & fermentaria showcase fellow local brewery, Campervan’s beers alongside rotating lines of weird and wonderful beers from near and far. They’re dog and child friendly with a beer garden too. The bar is also home to their barrel-ageing process with beers ageing in three oak foeders.

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Photos: Lost In Leith

9. Teuchters Landing

Teuchters is a traditional style, dog-friendly pub with an extensive beer garden and traditional pub grub. The pub is the former waiting room for the Leith to Aberdeen steamboat ferry. As well as a predominantly Scottish selection of cask and keg beers they have over 90 single malts behind the bar.

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Photos: Teuchters Landing

10. Moonwake Taproom

Enjoy precision brewed beer from the source.

Our mezzanine taproom is an embracing and open space overlooking the brewery. Enjoy the Moonwake core range and specials we have on draught alongside a rotation of guest beers from local breweries and those further afield. Including gluten and alcohol-free choices.

We also have a selection of sustainable wines, local spirits and soft drinks, and bar snacks from small independent businesses with gluten-free and vegan choices available.

The taproom is dog-friendly and fully wheelchair accessible.

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