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Planet Out

Broughton & Calton
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Address: 6 Baxters Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
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This place is for 3rd world. You can do anything you u want with freedom... Staff are good, pricr is affordable. You will enjoy the ambiance.. A loy of party people are here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2014
Espiridion C
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I must say we met the most rude and inconsistent bouncer ever at this place. We had a great night out in Edinburgh and were advised to visit this place, my friend was refused because he was wearing trainers and this was despite several people clearly being in trainers! As the bouncer rejected several people stood beside him smoking as... More 

Thank Seamus G
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

A nice gay bar situated in Edinburgh. With plenty of seating and also a dance floor at the back of the venue. I was there midweek and it was not to busy, found could take awhile to get served at times and also limited to just two shots per person per bar visit. Various different nights happen during the week,... More 

Thank Justin M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

An amazing place. There is always so much going on in Planet. The staff are excellent, incredibly friendly and quick and the atmosphere in the bar is always one of good fun and enjoyment. It's a great place for some entertainment with hilarious Drag Queens, karaoke, a weekly pub quiz with £100 to be won and the Bingo on a... More 

1 Thank Lewis P
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

I had a pleasure to visit the Planet Bar last night. I was completely not in a mood and needed something to smile for ) so, it was a very good decision to go there! I forgot all I had I my head and enjoyed the evening in such a nice and friendly atmosphere nd I liked the questionary they... More 

2 Thank Kate Z
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

This place is for 3rd world. You can do anything you u want with freedom... Staff are good, pricr is affordable. You will enjoy the ambiance.. A loy of party people are here. Good dj meaning good dj. This bar made my day happy..

2 Thank Espiridion C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

lovely friendly bar with a pool table .. great drink prices too.. ive had many amazing games of pool here.. great place to meet new friends xx

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

good fun bar with DJ and world famous miss Cilla Slack, loads of special offers on drinks and cocktails, not suitable if you are not open minded though

4 Thank Lillie189
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is probably one of the worst lesbian bars I have ever seen. The manager is rude; staff are lovely though. If you're expecting women there I'd probably avoid you'll find a significant number of old gay men there. I would recommend 'the street' instead at least you get what's advertised there.

4 Thank Xxaihxx
Tralee, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

so many things to see its great it is a truly amazing place and 1 of the highlights of my visit

1 Thank boydo11

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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