The annual competition will kick off with a fantastic weekend of rugby on Saturday 1 February, when Wales play host to Italy at home in Cardiff.
Scotland will look to test Ireland - and their new head coach Andy Farrell - in their first match of the contest in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium at 4:45pm on Saturday.
A week later, Scotland will face off against England in rugby’s greatest grudge match, at home in Murrayfield.
With all the northern hemisphere’s teams looking to make progress after a fairly bruising World Cup in Japan, there is plenty to look forward to in the weeks ahead.
So with that in mind, here is a round-up of the best pubs and bars in Edinburgh where you can enjoy watching the Six Nations.
If you’re brave enough to face the cold this time of year, this lively pub near George Square has a huge beer garden complete with an extra-large sports screen.
This Old Town institution will be open for every game of the tournament and is licensed to serve alcohol from 9am.
Peckish fans can also enjoy a hearty breakfast while observing events on the 225″ screen.
This busy Irish bar always fosters a lively atmosphere with customers sharing its long wooden tables to watch the rugby.
Alongside the TV sports, the venue also regularly plays host to live bands, and offers student discounts.
As the name suggests, this casual Leith bar is the perfect place to watch this year’s Six Nations.
Guests can enjoy a few drinks or sit in and sample the menu.
This trendy New Town watering hole regularly shows sporting events on its big screen.
For the more refined clientele, the Tap also offers a range of cocktails alongside its craft beers.
With umpteen screens and a projector, Belushi’s Bar is better equipped than most to screen sporting events and the Six Nations is no exception.
You’ll catch the majority of the action at the Market Street venue, which will also be serving up substantial breakfasts along with the usual beers and burgers on offer.
The Mitre guarantees a good atmosphere for any Scotland fixture and this year should be no different.
The centrally located pub will screen games in glorious HD throughout the tournament.
Rugby fans after a feed and a drink can head to the Tron, which will be offering a bap and an alcoholic beverage for just £5.75.
Supporters after a more sizable option can tuck into a large breakfast and a pint for £11. In order to avoid disappointment visitors are advised to book a table in advance.