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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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 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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33 reviews 33 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 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
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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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6 attraction reviews
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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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