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Overall Opium will always have a place in my heart where I spent my younger years as a teenager and young adult. These days it can really be a flip of a coin if I enjoy it or not.
Sometimes it makes the night and...More
I have been going here for over 10 years. It’s cheesy but it was always good for a dance. I’ll never go back here again after being spiked a few weeks ago. Luckily my friend and a random stranger were able to get me safely...More
When I was a teenager, opium was the place to be. While they only played rock music, they served us alcohol as minors so kudos to them.
Fast forward 16 years. My flat mate, aged 37 drinks there 5-6 nights a week. He insists the...More
Absolutely love going to Opium! Staff are so friendly and you can literally just be yourself. Very relaxed vibes. If you want something a bit more rowdy i'd recommend upstairs. This venue has different events so i recommend having a look before attending.
Used to love going to Opium all the time, have been going for the last 3 year consistently. Recently have noticed it’s been going massively downhill with bartenders turning their nose up at you for zero reason. Recently I had a friend pay for songs...More
A nice place to finish the night if you like it a bit grungy. fun range on drinks and a place to mosh upstairs, what more could you want. In the heart of the cowgate, convenient for bar hopping and crawls.
Found this place passing by and heard music. It was open mic night and musicians could play for about 15-20 minutes each. Heard some really cool stuff!
If you're into metal and alternative music this may be a good place!
Came here with my boyfriend over Halloween. I used to come here when I lived here and it was always fab. Now I find it a bit trendy, didn't know a lot of the music and I think it had lost its personality. If you're...More
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.