Between the shore of Leith and the top of Leith Walk are four great bars owned by a very welcoming Swedish couple: Victoria, Boda Bar, Sofi’s and Joseph Pearce. Each has been decorated in a lightly bohemian style. All four host regular events that bring people together, including a jogging club, book club and knitting club. Perhaps the best of the bars is Pearce’s which is closest to the town centre.

23 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA