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Whistle Binkies

Closed Now: 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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Fantastic !!!

One of the best venues in Edinburgh. Great for live music and the craic is 90 ! Staff were... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Highly recommended!

Brilliant bar, fantastic music, make sure and go to the Monday night open mic night we were there... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
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Friendly pub featuring live music.
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7 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 557 5114
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

January 3rd 2019, first off the band performing was great but we walked in as a large group celebrating my girlfriend’s grandmother’s birthday. We were all of age but unfortunately my girlfriend forgot her passport but the bartender still served both of us( she didn’t...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on my first night in Edinburgh to grab a pint and listen to a live band. The location is cool and there is a good mix of patrons. The music was ok and drink selection was alright. Overall the place had a lot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

One of the best venues in Edinburgh. Great for live music and the craic is 90 ! Staff were excellent. Beverages were flowing ! Great night x

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Sanchez247
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant bar, fantastic music, make sure and go to the Monday night open mic night we were there last night great atmosphere. Chris the sound guy and other musicians were amazing. Very encouraging to all the acts. Will definitely be back.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank adecca
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Good reasonably priced drinks, staff were friendly and efficient and the music was good. Downside was a bit more seating would be good, people were putting drinks and empties on other peoples tables which is a bit rude and the toilets were awful. Had no...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Threw out for no reason by a bald bouncer. Entered after work, was told to leave and when I asked why was told because i said so.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dean P
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The venue is ok. Toilets are an embarrassment to the decent folk who visit this establishment. The Guy behind the Bar with the tattoo on the back of his neck, has no perception on how to act face to face with customers. Worst ambassador this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Went to Whistle Binkies whilst at the Edinburgh fringe to watch the Full Irish. The venue itself is good, the beer was cold and tasty and the staff were friendly..

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank stuartrT5809NH
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

A tall guy, possibly the manager, as he was sorting or counting bags of money in the till, (has a large tattoo on the back of his neck) was shouting and swearing and pointing his finger at a young male staff member, whilst they were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Davedatsurf2
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant wee pub with great beer choice and spirits too. Often has rather eclectic live music. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TambonzRobertson
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place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
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Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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February 13, 2018|
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Response from KaminiR | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure,but suspect it’s lively every night
October 14, 2016|
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Response from anitam175 | Reviewed this property |
No. over 18's only
December 9, 2015|
Response from paulcumbria |
I will try to find out as we are visiting next weekend.
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Jenny H
Melbourne, Australia
Edinburgh - what to do (5 Replies)
Hi, my partner and I are in Edinburgh for 4 nights. We don't need to see all of the tourist spots. I was thinking:Nobles café bar Arthurs Seat, Edinburgh Castle, (Maybe Ocean Terminal Shopping Mall though I'm not a shopper) Dunbars Close Gardens. Holyrood House Nightlife for drink/music: Finnegans Wake PUB, Whistle Binkies And a train day trip to Glasgow. We are driving around UK for 12 days, Woodstock, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, York back to Heathrow. We like to walk, meander...More
August 17, 2018|
Response fromalanwesten|
Botanic Gardens, Calton Hill, a stroll down the royal mile, drinks in the Grassmarket, visit the National Museum, Stockbridge, Water of Leith, Dean Village, Royal Yacht. Can’t see the point of going to Ocean Terminal
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Hello wise Edinburgh people! I am hoping for a bit of help. I am coming to Edinburgh on Sunday (27 May) for two nights. I have been lots of time sbefore and absolutely adore it but am a bit guilty of going to the same places all the time so I am looking for some advice. Could anyone recommend a reasonable Thai or Italian restaurant, possibly that has a special between 5 - 7? We are staying in the Mary Street Travelodge so nearish would be fab! Also, I am going to the Stand comedy...More
May 25, 2007|
Response fromOriginal_Bobelinks|
Pass on food in the Strand, but if you walk eastwards along York Place you will get to Picardy Place / Leith Walk which has loads of Restaurants including on Picardy PLace (the big roundabout) Thai Me Up. Round the corner in Leith Walk are several Italian restaurants including a bit of a walk down the cafe/delicatessen Valvona & Crolla an Edinburgh institution. V&C also have 'Vincaffe' in Multrees Walk which is the other side of the St James shopping centre.