Avoid the themed bars on a weekend - the likes of Frankensteins and Espionage are faves and the bouncers/staff don't let them in on weekends if its busy. Rose street good for ale but not that kind of atmosphere, Grass Market good for parties but behave because the bouncers don't muck about if your party does. Generally, the only tip is watch for the bouncers and door staff - they can be gits so don't be a hammered party.
CCblooms, they love the party atmosphere.
Originally Posted by kingmonkey
Don't try and get into any bars in the grassmarket if you're a group of lads, split up into pairs. It's a right pain in the arse but doorman there are twats.
Get in easy if you're not in typical fancy dress and aint being twats, GM is surprisingly tolerant if you aren't annoying the regulars or the spenders.