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Whistle Binkies

Edinburgh, Scotland (Cowgate)
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Ranked #8 of 191 Nightlife in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Nightlife
Description: Friendly pub featuring live music.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Brilliant bands, great atmosphere and reasonably priced drinks for the area. Highly recommend a visit! Try to get there early to get a seat near the stage, and take cotton wool for your ears....

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Hove, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lovely staff & customers, mainly student-looking - We're 41 but they didn't seem bothered that we were a lot older than most of them. The band played various indie & soft rock music and the place had a friendly, energetic vibe.

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Melbourne, Australia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
72 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Lovely old pub with a great vibe. staff are friendly. we visited this pub during the Fringe Festival for some drinks and watched some comedy acts.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Quite liked it - lots of live music, the crowd is very mixed by age and looks but everyone seems to be having fun! We were here during the festival period though, so don't know how busy it really is during normal days.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Amazing pub on the Royal Mile with live bands all day and into the early hours ! Reasonably priced for area with cheap bottles and shots of Jager at £2 !! Staff were very friendly and attentive, the door staff were not your average meat heads but actually friendly and good fun. We ended up here most nights of our... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

What can I say! Absolutely brilliant vibe. Three or more bands on every night. The bouncers are friendly and not at all intrusive. I wish we had such a marvellous venue in my home town. When we return to Edinburgh I will make sure our hotel is within easy walking distance of this great place. With especial best wishes to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Love this place when I'm needing some live music/booze! The dude on cash desk is a ledge! Staff are friendly and the music is great. Not for the faint hearted.

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Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I wanted to cry out of sheer happiness with this place!Live blues,moderately-priced beer and a lot of room to hang out.Aweosme! I won't ever forget this experience.Worth every minute and cent.!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Been to Edinburgh twice, always end up here after drinking in all other pubs around the area. Alwaz a brilliant atmosphere, live music is alwaz fun and there is alwaz sum funny character s lurking around. Open till 3am on weekdays,! Dont go to the loo alone, it's haunted.. service average but thats the only downside.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Look, the truth is you take pot luck with the act, but if you get a good one, the night is fantastic .... Amazing atmosphere, good value, a good night out. Last time the act was beyond awful, but it was still fun people,watching ...... Go!

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