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Whistle Binkies

Edinburgh, Scotland (Cowgate)
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Ranked #9 of 190 nightlife in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Nightlife
Description: Friendly pub featuring live music.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Lothians
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

A quick brief - I dress smartly but not too over or under the top. Never too intoxicated before coming here, at times I've maybe had 1 pint at the Tron before heading over the road. Lately I have been asked for ID then dismissed or dismissed for no apparent reason, one time I went to get in and the... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A very nice pub to go and hear some local talent play! The live music is great, as it really adds to the pub's atmosphere. However, the staff can be a little rude at times and the toilets are NOT the greatest of most hygienic... Don't let that put you off however, as it is a very good pub!

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scotland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
6 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This place has everything - great bands , great venue...decent prices for drinks and a party like atmosphere. Saw the band uknowhoo on a Friday the last week in January and they rocked the place silly, folk were dancing and an inflatable sheep was thrown onto the audience and it got passed from pillar to pillar. The band played a... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

So much fun, live music everynight all night, and free entry. If I were to come back to Edinburgh this is where I would go every night, because quite frankly the other places I tried out while visiting didn't even compare. Go for a great time! Also, some nights after certain times its 21 plus. And after hanging out with... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Unhelpful, rude, when Asked for a specific whiskey bar man said 'don't know what your on about' instead of getting the drink menu or showing us, he gave us a glare. Suspect Anti-English, and other stuff. So We walked out. If your running a pub or attraction be nice !! If your in Edinburgh knowing you will get tourists spending... More

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Fife, Scotland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This bar is just off the Royal Mile next to the Inn on the Mile. Great music all day. We watched a live band in the afternoon - great stuff. Highly recommended. Returned at night and the place was heaving.

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