Gay Edinburgh visitors guide

Visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a very popular weekend break destinations. The city is beautiful, there are several museums, a lot of sightseeing, restaurants and some gay bars.

Where to stay?

The city center is divided in the Old Town and the New Town. Both is great to stay, everything is on walking distance. Just expect some climbing to do, as the city is build on some hills.

Gay nightlife

Edinburgh has several gay bars, all located close to each other, in what they call the pink triangle. Many of these places are also open during the day and have a food menu.

In the weekend the bars are very busy. Also a lot of (str8) girls come to the bar, probably for a 'safe girls night out'.

See our page with all gay bars and clubs

Gay bars, clubs and saunas

Gay bars

CC Blooms

CC Blooms is one of the main gay venues in Edinburgh. It's a large place, and open all day for food, dinner and drinks. At night at turns into a bar and nightclub more...

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23-24 Greenside Pl, pink triangle, map
opening hours

website and social media

Planet Bar

The Planet Bar is one of the more campy gay bars in the pink triangle. 
It opens early in the afternoon, but closes more early than the other bars in the area.

location

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6 Baxter's Pl, map
opening hours

website and social media

The Street

The Street is a popular gay bar in the Edinburgh pink triangle (the gay area). The bar is open from early afternoon. In the weekend the small downstairs club is open at night more...

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2b Picardy Pl, pink triangle, map
opening hours

website and social media

The Regent Bar

The Regent Bar is a relaxed gay bar, with a home atmosphere. Serving drinks and food.

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location

2 Montrose Terrace, pink triangle, map
opening hours

website

Gay saunas

Steamworks gay sauna

Steamworks is a gay men only sauna on 2 floors. Located just a few minutes walk from the pink triangle gay area.

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location

5 Broughton Market, map
opening hours

website

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