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Very disappointing

Absolutely disappointed with your security. Always come in after our shift at other bar in town... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2017
Akvilė S
via mobile
Terrible customer service

My friends and I were only enquiring as to how much the club was to enter. We were all sober and... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good5%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible44%
Nov 27, 2018
“Club night”
Jul 11, 2018
“Best club in Edinburgh”
An eclectic pub featuring live music and contemporary art exhibits.
66 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JX, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 558 8844
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Came out of a gig in Edinburgh at 11 on a Sunday night looking to carry the evening on. Found this place online, great little club. The night was a history of jungle & D&B all played on vinyl. Decent system, good crowd, quality tunes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank oxmanc
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Good music and amazing staff. Can't recommend this place enough. If you know the kind of music being played and are interested in it you'll have a great night. I love The Bongo Club <3

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank poppyseedling
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Music was great, heavy DnB on the night we went first time in Bongo, will definitely be back once the refurb is done! Staff were great drinks were same price as anywhere else!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jack G
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

My friends and I were only enquiring as to how much the club was to enter. We were all sober and only trying to ask politely. We were told it was £6.50 for entry before midnight and, having heard only mediocre reviews from multiple friends...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Q8664NNemilyr
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely disappointed with your security. Always come in after our shift at other bar in town. Myself and 3 other friends were coming in. 2 of my female friends were drinking all night and got in ok. But security stopped my male friend who was...More

Date of experience: May 2017
5  Thank Akvilė S
Reviewed March 30, 2017

My first experience of nightlife in Edinburgh, this is a quirky arty alternative venue that has it's own individuality. I was here to see their monthly arts/spoken word/music night Flint and Pitch great range of acts, like the amount of space in the room ,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank hairdy
Reviewed February 16, 2017

The bongo is a bit of a scruffy no-nonsense place but they put on a huge variety of different nights and the drinks are cheaper than most places these days. Some nights are good to go to regardless of who is playing but a lot...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank EdinburghGuy2017
Reviewed January 2, 2017

After a pretty average street party, this was the perfect tonic. Great music upstairs and downstairs, decent drinks and very friendly door staff. Had a blinder

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Harryg3
Reviewed May 6, 2016

On Friday night (6th May) my two friends and I, all students, queued patiently to get into the club. As we approach the front of the queue the bouncers take an older guy who had joined us in the queue away to the side (we...More

Date of experience: May 2016
6  Thank rachel88ed
Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

A mixed age of 6 people looking to spend our staff night our money and rejected for being too old when it's students night. Likely because we were not wearing crappy clothes and dressed nice. I'm only 24 and got rejected for being too old....More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank Paul M
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