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Whistle Binkies

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Address: 7 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
Phone Number: 01315575114
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 am

Friendly pub featuring live music.

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Top Live Music Bar

Our preffered Live Music Bar in Edinburgh. Audience is not too young. God choice of Beer and Whiskey's. Place to go.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Christian F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are so rude so is their manager they did pour my friend beer and refused to replace it very poor customer service will never go back their p.s it was a monday night

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our preffered Live Music Bar in Edinburgh. Audience is not too young. God choice of Beer and Whiskey's. Place to go.

1 Thank Christian F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent night spent here live entertainment on till 3am wide selection off beers reasonable priced staff friendly staff

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a great pub with live music and no cover charge, even on the weekend. Friendly patrons and staff and plenty of room for dancing.

1 Thank Michele S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

I've spent some great nights in Binkies and always enjoy the live bands that are on. It's a good alternative for people who don't like nightclubs as there's a seated area for talking and an area for dancing and watching the bands

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Nice pub, lots of American music played by the band that performed the night we went. Comfortable atmosphere and good bar keeps. My room was across the street and they are a pretty busy little place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Popped in here by chance . Although quite unsure as we made our way downstairs we were pleasantly surprised . We ended up staying and listening to live bands which were both very different . A good mixture of ages and tastes and the bar staff friendly . Had a great time and will definitely go back on my next... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Definitely a must-visit PUB in Edinburgh. Every night they played good live music here. My friends and I always comes here especially on weekends. 1-2 hrs would be enough to enjoy good music here. I like the band with the female vocalist who sang "Rather Be" ,who's actually very good. Prices of drinks are very affordable and a lot to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The bar is down a side street next to the Radisson Hotel on the High Street. It is a long bar with a small stage at one end where regular music is played. It was a venue for the Fringe Festival which is why we visited. Drink prices were comparable to the rest of Edinburgh. It is fairly dark inside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a little off the beaten track although only 50 yards off the Royal Mile. The bar is stepped down towards the stage. This is where the real action is. It isn't the cleanest bar, but it is beyond equal as a free live music venue in the heart of the city. There is an offshoot seating area not... More 

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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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