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Bars & Nightlife
The Bars & Nightlife to Visit
The Bongo Club
The Bongo Club, Edinburgh's longest running underground nightclub and music venue, is a thriving artistic hub that pulsates with energy. As a versatile space, it caters to a range of artistic expressions, serving as a nightclub, gig venue, and events space all in one. The venue boasts residencies from Scotland's most notorious club nights, drawing in a diverse crowd of music enthusiasts and partygoers. Be sure to check their website to see upcoming gigs.
The Stand Comedy Club
If you're a fan of stand-up comedy, this laid-back basement venue is an absolute must-visit. It's considered the top spot in town for catching hilarious performances by local, national, and international comedians. With its doors open seven days a week, you can always count on a fun-filled evening of laughter.
The Voodoo Rooms
The Voodoo Rooms is an award-winning gastropub offering an extensive selection of craft beers, expertly crafted cocktails, and exquisite wines, perfectly complemented by an eclectic menu that caters to all tastes. From delectable tapas and sharing platters to burgers and vegan dishes. As you indulge in the culinary delights, soak in the vibrant atmosphere created by live music and DJs—all this unfolds within opulent Georgian surroundings, adding an extra touch of elegance and charm to your experience.
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're feeling in a party mood, Tigerlily is a great first stop for a wild night out!
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.
Housed within a Gothic 19th-century church, Frankenstein is a unique themed pub featuring 3 bars over 3 levels, an eclectic menu, and a monster show. The bar's interior is meticulously designed to resemble Frankenstein's laboratory, complete with a body on a gurney awaiting the infusion of lightning. Adding to the ambience, the original movie adaptation is screened, bringing Mary Shelley's literary masterpiece to life.