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Opium Nightclub

Open Now: 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Open today: 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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Go here out of habit and nostalgia!

Overall Opium will always have a place in my heart where I spent my younger years as a teenager and... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2019
Kai H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Late night fun

A nice place to finish the night if you like it a bit grungy. fun range on drinks and a place to... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent47%
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  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
Jul 2, 2019
“Go here out of habit and nostalgia!”
May 9, 2019
“Not a safe place for women”
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kai H
Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gavmiester
Reviewed February 20, 2019

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank poppyseed808
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Meander61380897723
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Staff here will bash your head in for the most minor reason and they don't have licensed badges to show that they are security and they hold a grudge for a long time and I mean a long time. Grow up.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Stuart G
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank lavety
Reviewed October 27, 2017

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!

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Lenchen165
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Draculas_Bride666
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Just moved into edinburgh recently and was taken here by one of my coworkers and I've been back a couple times already! The drinks are cheap and the venue is nice.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank sahilkumar0182
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