Bannerman's Bar was our choice hangout while in Edinburgh. It was just a few blocks off the Royal Mile, at the corner of Cowgate and Niddry Street. A little cavern of a pub with stone arches, little alcoves, a fireplace, and drinks a plenty. There was live music in the front when we visited, but Bannerman's also hosts a lot of live music in a vaulted room in the back. This place was a great mix of modern and ancient, laid back and edgy, traditional and rock n roll.