Regent Bar

Regent Bar

Edinburgh’s LGBT+ & Straight-Friendly Real Ale Pub

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The Regent - Edinburgh's LGBT+ Real Ale Pub. Voted Edinburgh Pub Of The Year 2010 by the Campaign for Real Ale. Deuchars IPA on handpump plus two guest ales and a real cider - Westons Old Rosie.

Edinburgh's Gay Community pub. Always warm and comfortable with no loud music so you're always able to chat with friends.

You might hear The Beatles, Frank Zappa or a touch of World music interspersed with Ella Fitzgerald or Dvořák.

Food is served daily until 10pm. We know we are not a "Gastro Pub" and never want to be - have you seen the size of our kitchen?

People though love our macaroni cheese, our haggis, soups and nachos.
Dogs are welcome but sorry, due to our alcohol license restrictions, children under 5 years are not allowed. People under 18 years are allowed until 8pm if accompanied by a responsible adult.



Regent Bar
Based on 312 reviews
18:18 12 May 23
Really nice relaxing bar. Friendly staff.Unfortunately Dog companions are not allowed which is a shame.Still five star even though my four legged friend was barred.
Martynas Didzys
18:48 22 Apr 23
Your friendly local. Free condoms and lube in the bathrooms 😏
Leah Mellor
22:44 28 Feb 23
As someone who hasn’t come out of her “shell”, so to speak, I couldn’t have been met with such warmth, and welcome.The bartenders are kind, hospitable and they take cleanliness seriously. They provide a gentle atmosphere in which you are not demanded to be anything or anyone which I have struggled with in other places.This pub is truly LGBT friendly, all letters and otherwise included.The Regent does not just offer quality lager, but a good standard of ales, nibbles (I rate the olives!) and a decent variety of Scotch Whisky (my thanks for having my favourite, Dalwhinnie). They also offer coffee and soft drinks at a very reasonable price.It is a wee bit outside the centre of Edinburgh, especially for tourists, but it is such a straightforward and safe route there and back. Once you recognise the route, it’s very easy and comfortable.I travelled to Edinburgh for two days, and I deliberately sought an LGBT pub as I have never had the opportunity to come across them. I came back here twice.My thanks to the staff for their welcome. This place is perfect whether you are travelling solo, on your first date, or need to relax after work.I hope to return soon!
Simon Holder
18:39 21 Jan 23
Great bar - amazingly friendly staff and great service - crowd is mixed and friendly definitely worth visiting - if your travelling alone and need a drink this is the place for you!
Katharine Hill (Katie)
18:00 17 Jan 23
A cute and welcoming place but I have to admit that as a non-binary person there were a couple of things that made me uncomfortable. First, the toilets are gendered with no unisex option, and second, when we left a staff member called my group 'ladies'. Good natured but surprisingly out of step for a queer venue.
10:07 11 Jan 23
Honestly the best pub in Edinburgh. Loads of comfy seats, bathrooms always clean (with complementary sanitary products/lube/condoms!), music isn't too loud, staff are insanely lovely. A gay pub instead of a gay bar. Cosy and wonderful and I love it.
Jeffrey Davies
00:11 08 Dec 22
Fantastic pub. Friendly and Welcoming . Be sure to call in on our next visit to Edinburgh
Ryan Jones
13:32 09 Oct 22
Although somewhat outside the centre, and if you walk there you feel like you are heading to nowhere, this little gem of a gay pub is in a nice quiet residential neighbourhood.They had a menu which we didn't order off of - we were here solely for drinks. It was a Monday night so the crowd was minimal. Beer prices were a bit on the pricey side, which was a bit disappointing to see compared to many other bars in the city.Friendly and welcoming no matter who you are, I loved the home like atmosphere of the place and that walking to it took me somewhere in Edinburgh I've never been before.
Ryan J.
06:32 09 Oct 22
Although somewhat outside the centre, and if you walk there you feel like you are heading to nowhere, this little gem of a gay pub is in a nice quiet...
Sébastien Camille
12:35 03 Oct 22
Loved it ! lovely, cosy and queer friendly place. I also loved the bar tender, they are so cute 😍🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️❤️
Harry Bastermajian
13:41 14 Jun 22
Queer-Friendly bar in Regent Park area. Very relaxed. No loud music. Lovely people. Recommended.
Karen Stegeman
16:43 14 May 22
The people working here were very friendly. The bar is very clean. It was a delightful place to stop and have a drink during a long walk. Very welcoming.
B Husky
17:05 10 May 22
Very uplifting place, Bar and seating is clean and tidy staff as great, Will definitely be coming back.
Michael Antczak
10:42 01 May 22
Great Convinient gay Bar.easy to reach, funny Bar staff,good prices
Edith Collins
12:07 16 Mar 22
One of the best little bars in Edinburgh. Good vibes, good drinks.
Lourdes Barquín
05:05 07 Dec 21
We went thinking they’d serve food as that’s what it looks like on the internet, but they weren’t. This really affected our plans as we went to that area exclusively to visit that pub. However, we had to get a bus and go to the center where there were more pubs that served food. I hav two say though that the lady was lovely and the environment inside the pub is unbeatable. Very welcoming local pub.
19:17 04 Oct 21
Such an awesome place. I love it and its welcoming, chill nature. So happy and proud to have this pub in my area. Always glad to pop in for a pint.
Angie Webster
21:34 29 Aug 21
Bar staff awesome! Lovely peaceful bar, away from the mad Edinburgh rush of tourists but within walking distance of Princes Street.
James T Harding
10:06 17 Aug 21
A relaxing traditional pub with added queerness. I always enjoy their rotating art exhibitions from local artists.
Anthony Bennis
08:29 01 Aug 21
Lovely pub with Very friendly staff.
Jeú Moraes
16:44 01 Jul 21
Very nice atmosphere. Very friendly staffing.
Colin Gillies
17:18 26 May 21
A well decorated cosy bar with comfortable furniture. Although it is still suffering from the effects of the lockdown and is not yet fully operational it is doing its best to get back to normal with good friendly service.
Jane Smith
19:17 02 Dec 20
Missing this amazing bar. Hoping it will open again when restrictions allow. Great food, great atmosphere and wonderful staff
Inma de Reyes
21:59 05 Sep 20
Lovely staff and atmosphere!
Adam Domenic
22:25 29 Jan 20
My boyfriend and I loved this place! Especially after walking around all day this was a great bar with a cozy atmosphere. Comfortable seating and relaxed feel makes this a great place for having drinks and a good conversation with friends. A great place to hang out and sit back. Will be back for sure to try the food!
Laura Crespi
13:37 15 Dec 18
Very well located, near the London road, Carlton Hill and Parliament, Regent bar's staff are extremely friendly and welcome all their guest with a big smile. The kitchen is open from morning to evening and the quality is very good. Decoration is good and seats are confortable, ideal for a nice chat with friends
Konstantin СH
20:55 24 Oct 18
Nice and cozy place. Very attentive staff, tasty cuisine and great Guinness, without any doubts.Will return back again
Jay Pendragon
20:51 17 Oct 18
Loved this from the rainbow flag hoisted outside to the cosy interior and the vegetarian haggis!Vegan and vegetarian friendly, quick service, tasty food and very inclusive atmosphere! A local friend took me there and I’m so glad they did. Apparently this is the pup for groups participating in Samhain celebrations from rehearsals onward 😉
Lard Belly E.
09:48 10 Aug 18
Absolutely loved this place. My sister and I had just finished a small hike up Arthur's Seat and was meandering down and around, slowly making our way back...
Haitham F.
11:58 25 Jul 15
A solid, decent and honest bar in a bit of a dry area. There's not a huge amount of places to choose from around this part of town, unless you head right...
Kenneth M.
06:28 07 Feb 13
Warm, welcoming & comfy bar serving well kept real ales. Could do with more than just the 2 or 3 taps they have at present but otherwise I can't fault with...
Annette B.
05:13 17 Nov 11
I went to this pub with friends. They advertise themselves as a gay pub but it isn't that obvious. We went there because it is one of the few places in...

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