Opium Nightclub
Opium Nightclub
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8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Monday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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Neighborhood: 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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Rian
3 contributions
Friends
I’ve been going every Monday for the last few weeks and I’ve had an amazing time every time! The bar staff are lovely, it’s a safe space for those who are LGBTQ+ and many other walks of life. Furthermore if you’re treated horribly by a creep you best believe bar staff and other attendees will look after you and make sure you’re feeling better. 10/10 recommend legends to anyone looking for a safe place to party and have a good night
Written February 10, 2022
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Gavin McGowan
Cheadle Hulme, UK142 contributions
Couples
Cant say to much for the overall experience of this bar as we visited this Friday in the middle of covid.

However what i will say is the staff were fantastic and whilst ensuring the place was covid compliant they didn't bark at the customers and tried to make the place feel remotely normal. Only bar we found to have a little background music on in the entire city all weekend. !!

Thank you for remembering the main rule of hospitality........ be Hospitable!!!
Written September 27, 2020
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Atif A
3 contributions
Friends
Was great to be back, have been frequenting Opium (now Legends) for 15 years & is still great & the best venue for rock & metal in Edinburgh.
The music on this night was a little less mainstream rock & metal than we usually get on a Sat night & there were a few attendees that were a little aggressive & could've done with being asked to leave. The drinks prices have risen but are still reasonable for the area.
All in all I'll be back as soon as I can 🤘🏾
Written October 4, 2021
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Ama
1 contribution
Friends
Left my bank card and ID here on a night out. Phoned multiple nights, multiple times at different times, facebooked and emailed well over a month ago, and I'm still waiting on a response. Absolute joke.
Written October 29, 2021
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Goran1979
Yate, UK42 contributions
I used to visit here many years ago and I remember having a bad experience getting in once with some friends, apparently 6 of us isn't allows, that was a total farce.

Catching up with a couple of mates we went here, I wasn't keen but gave it a go. The place has gone downhill, it's an utter dive, it really needs a makeover. Drinks are expensive and trying to play pool is difficult as there is no room and a stupid pinball machine in the way.

Don't bother, find somewhere else, clearly the owners don't give a damn about maintaining this place.
Written February 3, 2020
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Sophie W
2 contributions
Friends
Legends is a wonderful venue. Friendly staff and the upstairs venue sounds great. The Sound Engineers do a fantastic job 😊 Good drinks selection and a cool eclectic mix of live and club music. Always feel pretty safe their 😊 Highly recommended.
Written April 16, 2022
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Meander61380897723
1 contribution
Friends
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 to be paid, the staff chose to skip her two songs with zero disclaimer, warning, or refund. Netherless, I returned tonight to expect normal service. Boy, was I wrong. Due to working in bars all my life, I have always been very conscious of how I act knowing the smallest thing can annoy a bartender. I noticed some signs up asking not to sit on the new pool table. I leaned by it, not thinking this was an issue. I was accused then of damaging the brand new pool table. So I stopped leaning on it, simple.
10 minutes later, the same member of staff yelled at me stating that I was a “fool” and that I would be “kicked out” for not following “simple” instructions, even thought at this point the only part of me in contact with this new pool table was my large winter jacket.
After I asked the bartender not to speak to me in such a nasty manner (bearing in mind this is the hospitality industry...ha), he insisted he was only joking and speaking to his friends. I wasn’t this guy’s friend, I had never spoken to him before in my life.

Still yet to get any form of apology (even though I apologised for barely touching a pool table which apparently isn’t sturdy enough to handle human contact), when a mutual friend of mine messaged him later he decided make fun of me for getting “offended” for getting “told off”.

Real classy Opium.
Written November 16, 2018
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Stuart G
21 contributions
Friends
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.
Written October 6, 2018
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Draculas_Bride666
Rothwell, UK738 contributions
Couples
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 into more modern metal then I would say go for it but not for me anymore.
Written September 3, 2017
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Scottishfoodguy
Oranmore, Ireland8 contributions
If you like rock.. Come here. \../ Beware you'll probably get your bag/jacket/drinks stolen in the process, pull a monster, disgrace yourself, not remember much the next day.....

An IDEAL night!

Very cheap and what you pay for is what you get!
Written February 22, 2014
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Opium Nightclub is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM