Where to go for drinks in the New Town

Rick's is a great place for food & drinks - very trendy style bar. It also has some hotel rooms. 55A Frederick St., Edinburgh EH2 1HL

Same for The Living Room, where the Bartenders put on quite a show - throwing around bottles in a post-modern "Cocktail" style. Food and service is always great. Be sure to make a reservation for food. 113 - 115 George Street, Edinburgh EH1 2HN

Opal Lounge 51 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2HT  You can eat here and keep the booth for the rest of the night. Be warned, though - it's very noisy so not the place to go for an intimate dinner. Food is decent at a reasonable price. There are several different rooms and it's one of the most happening places in the New Town. Go before 11pm to avoid having to queue.  

Chef Tony Singh's Oloroso - 33 Castle Street ,Edinburgh, EH2 3DN provides stunning views of the Castle & city. Great place to go for an intimate meal or drinks on the patio.  

Looking for great cocktails in an historic setting? Look no further than The Dome -14 George Street , Edinburgh, EH2 2PF. There’s an authentic 1930’s cocktail bar, a delightful, parasol-covered garden café and an elegant grill room beneath a spectacular cupola, with mosaic floors and stained glass windows.

 Le Monde lots of pink lighting in the bars in this boutique hotel.  Trendy place to go with food served all day.  Themes in the bars are intended to represent Vienna, Milan and Paris.  16 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF.

All Bar One offers a good wine selection and a wide range of continental beers on tap.  Food is served throughout the day.  29 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2.

Standing Order a JD Wetherspoons pub offering cheap meal deals and drinks.  Large venue so it is a popular meeting place..  62 - 66 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2

Indigo Yard - 7 Charlotte Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 4QZ  is a favorite meetup place after work. Great food & service - especially their traditional Scottish breakfast (or "fry up" as they say).