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Planet Out

Broughton & Calton
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Address: 6 Baxter's Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AF, Scotland

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Good Venue

I and 22 friends from Glasgow descended on Planet on Saturday evening for a night out. Door staff were great and bar staff were so friendly. DJ Laurie played great tunes and we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 12, 2016
Stephen M
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

This was a major improvement over an earlier appointment at a certain aggressive, homophobic little place in Leith named Joseph Pearce. After a gruelling affair (no pun intended as I'm a semi closet case) at the aforementioned horrible little bar, this place was a ray of sunshine. My calloused blacksmithing hands were caressed in this lovely little place by my... More 

Thank TobyYoung94
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I and 22 friends from Glasgow descended on Planet on Saturday evening for a night out. Door staff were great and bar staff were so friendly. DJ Laurie played great tunes and we all had a great night. We were made so welcome and would recommend. Toilets could be doing with a clean !

Thank Stephen M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Myself and some friends were playing a round of pub golf and planet was on the course as hole 16. The bar staff were brilliant with us. Very welcoming and professional., Please could you give some lessons to cc's bar staff. Thanks again planet

Thank norma m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

This bar is so much fun, the drinks are cheap, the staff are fabulous and the music is great for dancing even early on in the night. A bar with a busy dancefloor before midnight isn't a common occurrence in Scotland but it happens here. Only reason it's not 5 star is that the ladies' toilets are not ideal. The... More 

Thank XtinaAddict
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

I must say we met the most rude and inconsistent bouncer ever at this place. We had a great night out in Edinburgh and were advised to visit this place, my friend was refused because he was wearing trainers and this was despite several people clearly being in trainers! As the bouncer rejected several people stood beside him smoking as... More 

1 Thank Seamus G
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

A nice gay bar situated in Edinburgh. With plenty of seating and also a dance floor at the back of the venue. I was there midweek and it was not to busy, found could take awhile to get served at times and also limited to just two shots per person per bar visit. Various different nights happen during the week,... More 

Thank Justin M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

An amazing place. There is always so much going on in Planet. The staff are excellent, incredibly friendly and quick and the atmosphere in the bar is always one of good fun and enjoyment. It's a great place for some entertainment with hilarious Drag Queens, karaoke, a weekly pub quiz with £100 to be won and the Bingo on a... More 

1 Thank Lewis P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

I had a pleasure to visit the Planet Bar last night. I was completely not in a mood and needed something to smile for ) so, it was a very good decision to go there! I forgot all I had I my head and enjoyed the evening in such a nice and friendly atmosphere nd I liked the questionary they... More 

2 Thank Kate Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

This place is for 3rd world. You can do anything you u want with freedom... Staff are good, pricr is affordable. You will enjoy the ambiance.. A loy of party people are here. Good dj meaning good dj. This bar made my day happy..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

lovely friendly bar with a pool table .. great drink prices too.. ive had many amazing games of pool here.. great place to meet new friends xx

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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