The Shack

The Shack, Edinburgh: Hours, Address, The Shack Reviews: 3/5

Friday
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM

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The area
Neighborhood: New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.

3.0
52 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
8
Average
4
Poor
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Terrible
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llilaclinds111
Edinburgh, UK142 contributions
Great music, no frills!
Feb 2020
£6 entry mainly 80s and 90s music, rough and ready but good fun. However we were up dancing and barman cleared all our drinks away! We complained and he apologised and spoke to the manager who gave us another round of drinks for free! Enjoyed the music, great wee place.
Written February 3, 2020
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Arleen J
2 contributions
Great night terible end
Jan 2020 • Friends
I have never been to shack bfore and was great night. Due to revews and what friends have said we desided to keep our jakets on us because 3 of my friends have lost there jakets in the cloke room eather givin rong jacket or theres been lost. We piled out jackets on out chair with all our stuff. One of my pals jakets were eather talen or moved. Even know we asked staff and all they said should have put in clocke room but with having such bad revews on it and what people said we didnt. The jaket my fiend lost she had for years and not able to replace the shack be great if it was better orginised. I know next time not to bring a jaket or bring old one as i would rather walk home worm than freezing like my friend did tonight was terrible end to great night.
Written January 18, 2020
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Emma J
3 contributions
Disgraceful Customer Service
Dec 2019 • Friends
Came here with friends and my coat went missing, day later my friend went to get hers which was found there and saw my coat lying in the club. However they claim the coat is not there repeatedly even though I know it's there. My friend had exactly the same problem and mysteriously it appeared in the back office having been told the whole club had been searched. The bar staff are extremely rude and unhelpful and refuse to look for my coat and won't let me check the cloakroom or anywhere in the club. They steal coats and give them to the wrong people. I recommend you never go here .
Written January 3, 2020
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drafm
Edinburgh, UK49 contributions
Rude, avoid
Dec 2019
Very rude bar staff, actually hostile and aggressive. Could do with customer service training. Made the mistake of going but not again.
Written December 14, 2019
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Nikki
9 contributions
Fabulous night out but ....
Dec 2019 • Friends
We had a great evening here, fantastic music... we danced all night! ( the dj had no idea how to mix though!) The bar staff were nice although they all short changed on measures. We pulled them up on this every time but they just pretended not to hear and added tonic ( more like soda from the tap)
You couldn’t taste the alcohol because each shot was about 1/2 a shot in size. The glasses were tiny and once they’d put ice in hardly any drink was actually in the glass and you still couldn’t taste the vodka! We started asking for no ice just to get more than a few mouthfuls of drink.
I thought my bag had been nicked, I spoke to the doorman who just shrugged and walked away! (fortunately for me my friend had actually picked it up)
Written December 9, 2019
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Neil M
2 contributions
Neil
Oct 2019 • Couples
Bouncer not liking a couple on a night out m. Had a terrible attitude and ruined the place. Would not visit again
Written October 12, 2019
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Louie
3 contributions
LGBT people not welcome!!!
Jun 2019
This place was the worst we have ever been to! had a lot of trouble getting in as a gay couple. After long discussions we finally got in, only to get awful watered drinks and deal with unfriendly and rude staff. Paying £6 each for this was a rip off. Would never go there again. Homophobic places like this should be closed immediately!
Written September 2, 2019
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fbowie91
Edinburgh, UK1 contribution
Bigots as door staff
Aug 2019
The owners/managers of this establishment should ensure that their door staff show nondiscriminatory behaviour towards potential customers.
The door staff showed obvious homophobic and sexist behaviour towards our party resulting in all 12 of us leaving promptly demanding full refunds of our admission charge. We will not be returning.
Written September 1, 2019
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LunchFanEdinburgh
Edinburgh, UK22 contributions
Do not drink here
Mar 2019 • Friends
Wow. This has to be the worst club in Edinburgh. Unbelievably rude bouncers and the bar staff are even worse.

My drink got served to me in a dirty glass (covered in lipstick) and when I complained the bar staff told me f*** off and just walked away from me!

I then saw him pick up used glasses and without washing them start to serve other people!

Serving drinks in used glasses is not acceptable - do not drink here.
Written March 24, 2019
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Andrew C
4 contributions
The drugs do work.....
Mar 2019 • Couples
Visited for my birthday and very disappointed no draught beer expensive bottles and in all honesty me and the wife were the only ones not of our heads on drugs thought we had stumbled in to a gurning competition on the plus side the doorman were good crack
Written March 24, 2019
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