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Whistle Binkies

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Address: Edinburgh, Scotland
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Activities: Nightlife
Description: Friendly pub featuring live music.

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Live music to suit all

Fab wee pub. Live music to suit all taste. Room to have a dance if the music takes you. Good place to have banter with others. Enjoyable night out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
SharonDEdinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Fab wee pub. Live music to suit all taste. Room to have a dance if the music takes you. Good place to have banter with others. Enjoyable night out.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

After a concert at the castle, we fancied a few drinks on the way home and was recommended to go here, and it didn't disappoint ! Ended up staying till closing time ! (3am!!) Went last nite, wed 22nd , was pretty busy but enough bar staff on , so could always get served fast ! But it was the... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lovely atmospheric pub with friendly staff and great music, centrally located and well worth a visit.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Live music on, nice chilled out atmosphere, fairly cheap drink! Friendly bar staff and a nice interior. If you lived in Edinburgh you'd want to be there every night.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It has taken a couple of years to write this review. We went to Edinburgh for a weekend break and came across Binkies...we spent the next 5 hours listening to awesome live music...we drank and danced the night away singing at the tops of our voices along with an absolute jammed packed bar...service excellent atmosphere electric...a must go to place... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great Live Music and an abundance of atmosphere, however very expensive pint an no real smoking area outside.

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were two couples visiting Edinburgh and did not plan to, but went to Whistle Binkies three nights in a row. We stayed in a hotel close by, and really enjoyed the atmosphere here and the choice of songs, a lot from the 70's - at least when we visited. Lots of different beers, and sticky floors on the last... More 

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Imola, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Went there with some friends and it was the best atmosphere ever, the one I was looking for.... Great live rock music, people dancing, drinking or just chatting, all having a good time, loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

A perfect venue for live music! Set in one of the old town vaults it's also got a ghostly feel to it. Had a great night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Probably one of the highlights of our visit to Edinburgh. Good music nice bar and good crowd. We were there quite late on a Saturday night. The place was absolutely packed with everyone having a great time. make sure to get one of those stamps if you have to leave the place for a bit. The door is a bit... More 

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Additional Information about Whistle Binkies

Address: Edinburgh, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday 1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 3:00 am

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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