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Bongo Club

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Address: 66 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JX, Scotland
Phone Number: (0) 131 558 8844
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife
Description: An eclectic pub featuring live music and contemporary art exhibits.

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An ok spot!

The club has since moved from the location of which it currently states. If im not mistaken its under kings bridge or something like that, but anywho as for the club it was just... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2013
Rafaelcab
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The music was awful but surpassed by the aggressive actions which boarded on assault, undertaken by the bouncers. Their approach to licensing requires the attention of the authorities. DON'T GO here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went to the Four Corners funk night and had a great time. It was packed due to a celebrity DJ. Pity we had to queue. Getting through the tickets and security was painfully slow and there were no queue stewards to sort out the pushers-in (of which there was loads!) and keep the crowd calm but when our queue... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This club has moved to the Cowgate area now, but still remains a dark, stinky and dirty place. Also doormen are extremely aggressive and unfriendly. It pretends to be very popular place, but it might ruin your night out. To be avoided.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The club has since moved from the location of which it currently states. If im not mistaken its under kings bridge or something like that, but anywho as for the club it was just average. The Music was ok but not great and the crowd the same.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2003

Might be a bit run down but It's still a good club. The hip hop night I went to was pretty good. In the other room was some sort of weird infusion of garage, d&b, house and funk which turned out well. Station#33 are rank.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2003

The place was small, Cramped, dirty and eviormental heath should shut it down. Station#33 were there they blew me away on the 10th this month but the other bands didnt. The sound tech. wasnt doing anythin except gettin drunk. Good nite but a lot of things could be helped like the state of the place. :-( Thanks

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Address: 66 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JX, Scotland
Phone Number: (0) 131 558 8844
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town

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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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