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Whistle Binkies

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Address: Edinburgh, Scotland
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1:00 pm - 3:00 am
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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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Most recent review
Great Music, Crazy People and an amazing Atmosphere

If you like Live Rock Music and a great Atmosphere with funny friendly people from all over the World, i`d strongly recommend this Bar. You can dance, drink, meet People and have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Wallisellen, Switzerland
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Wallisellen, Switzerland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you like Live Rock Music and a great Atmosphere with funny friendly people from all over the World, i`d strongly recommend this Bar. You can dance, drink, meet People and have a unforgetable evening. Nothing for Snobs :) One thing to improve, is the Volume. Sometimes it was simply too loud and you are not able to dance anymore,... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The first time I went into binkies, it was empty. But I still had a good time drinking Guinness consecutively. I've been back a few times since then. Every time I go is a good laugh. Whether it's the bar staff dicking around or the doormen are throwing people out. It's always funny. Drinks are good. Bar staff are relatively... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great spot but a little hidden. Had a couple of great live bands on, and drinks were cheap. Cool little underground spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

I'm a professional musician and having visited and performed in venues all over the world, this is one of the best. Great selection of bands, friendly staff and a good atmosphere. Every time I'm in Edinburgh I find myself here!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Edinburgh is always great when I visit and there is always somewhere to go. Whistlebinkies though is one that the locals try and keep a secret. Live music and a good selection of beers. Prices are okay for that part of town but they had some deals on when I was there. Basically the pub is down a set of... More 

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Ibiza, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

one of the few bars in Edinburgh playing live music every day form afternoon till late. All sort of bands play music here (original and covers). There should be many more bars like this one with extended live music hours. Edinburgh is definitely missing an area like Temple Bar in Dublin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Anyone who has been to Edinburgh will know that it is rare to stumble across the born and bread Edinburgh breed but in Whistle Binkies there were genuine locals drinking in it I was amazed! There is a £4 entrance fee, but its well worth it. The drink is relatively cheap considering it is located just off the royal mile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Wandered off the Royal Mile and stumbled upon Whistlebinkies. It must have been the only pub with seating room as it wasn't showing the rugby ! The pub itself was so much bigger than I would imagined it would have been with lots of little nooks and crannies hidden away. It was really cool inside all wooden and old fashioned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Love this bar, live bands are excellent, friendly staff, greT selection of drinks! Would def recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Great bar for atmosphere and live music. Highly recommend, large selection of drinks available too. Had an excellent night

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