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Whistle Binkies

7 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
+44 131 557 5114
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Great live music

Great live music coming up to the street is what drew us there. The atmosphere was fantastic. All... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Janice B
Work Night out

Stumbled across this gem by complete mistake. We had an amazing time on Saturday night. The band's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lauren M
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Friendly pub featuring live music.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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7 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 557 5114
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"bar staff"
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"nice pub"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great live music coming up to the street is what drew us there. The atmosphere was fantastic. All ages too. Very music orientated and a great place to drink and dance.

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Thank Janice B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this gem by complete mistake. We had an amazing time on Saturday night. The band's on while we were in were brilliant. Cheap drinks for a prime spot in Edinburgh. Brilliant atmosphere. Hope to return soon

Thank Lauren M
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Whistle Binkies is a great place where we met lots of other travellers. Great set up to talk to other people - live bands and friendly staff. This pub is little more on the grungy side, but don't let that hold you back from having...More

Thank Katie C
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

We went in early on a Friday, the staff were friendly and the music wasn't too loud. I found something odd in one of my ice cubes (looked like a flea but the black death isn't a thing anymore right?) and the barman replaced my...More

1  Thank Benjamin R
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

We've just been for a weekend in Edinburgh and were recommended this bar by a trip advisor member. We were staying at Jurys Inn and this bar is close by. We were so pleased it had been suggested as we ended up calling in both...More

Thank TyneAndWearColumbus
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

This place is well worth a visit if you like music. Live bands and open mike makes it a must. A wide group of nationalities makes this venue more interesting.

Thank JARYED
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Our second drink order was misheard and instead of Diet Coke it was full, so my friend immediately popped back to the bar and asked for them to change her drink but the lady behind the bar stated she could be bringing ‘anything’ back and...More

Thank Emma W
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic little old fashioned bar with live music and a fab selection of draught beers - one of the few places I’ve found with my favourite Hop House 13 on tap.

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Went there last night for a few drinks with friends and was short changed £10. When confronted staff did not even care. Left them my phone number but they never called back. Just bad business. Used to come here before but now will never go...More

Thank Nattaphan
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

For some reason I had a difficult time finding a pub where the majority of customers were under 30. On my last night I went to Whistle Binkies and I absolutely loved it! The atmosphere was nice, the live music was great (and not too...More

Thank Estella0318
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cvjco220
February 13, 2018|
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Response from KaminiR | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure,but suspect it’s lively every night
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thhngrytrvlr
October 14, 2016|
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Response from Anita M | Reviewed this property |
No. over 18's only
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Laura030872
December 9, 2015|
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Response from paulcumbria |
I will try to find out as we are visiting next weekend.
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