Hello, edinburgh

Scotland's enchanting capital of Edinburgh is a city of striking contrasts. Perched dramatically on an extinct volcano, the world-famous Edinburgh Castle is visible from almost any point in the city, a constant reminder of Edinburgh's long and fascinating history. As you explore the city's striking architecture, tranquil green spaces and exciting attractions, you will soon understand why it has served as inspiration for so many authors and poets.

Bars & Nightlife

The Bars & Nightlife to Visit

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The Bongo Club

A real institution in Edinburgh’s music, performance and general underground scene. Since 1996 this cult nightclub and live music venue has specialised in offbeat club nights and presented new talents. It is a very non-traditional place. Check their website to see upcoming gigs!

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The Stand Comedy Club

Stand-up comedy fans will love this relaxed basement venue, the best place in town to see local, national and international comedians. The club is open seven days a week and there is always something fun going on. Don't miss Sunday lunch when the scene is open for anyone!

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The Voodoo Rooms

This award-winning bar is located in central Edinburgh and is a hot spot when it comes to the vibrant music scene in the city. They have a great selection of rum, tequila and delicious cocktails including food, so give it a try and get ready to spend an awesome night out!

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Afterwork with champagne


An after-work on a Friday is a great way to feel like a true local, and this hip bar/restaurant is the spot to make sure you're part of the crowd. The DJ has a special way to ease you into the weekend, and if you are in a party mood, Tigerlily is a great first stop for a wild night out!

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The Holyrood 9A

Craving a delicious burger and a cold beer? If so, Holyrood 9A is the place to go. Right in the heart of Edinburgh's old town, this cosy pub offers a menu full of tasty burgers and ales and craft beers from all around the world.

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Frankenstein Pub

Frankenstein Pub sure knows how to party. Not only do they host the biggest karaoke nights and other special events such as Full Moon Show and Rocky Horror nights, but they gather all the true sports fans by showing all the major sporting events and where the DJ takes requests via Twitter. The play black and white Frankenstein movies outside of special events.

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