Nightlife in Edinburgh

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  • Sutherland
    Edinburgh, UK90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredibly atmospheric bar, warm and personal welcome, live Scottish music and songs on Tuesday, and most of all the best pint of Guinness in Edinburgh. The bar tender is friendly, a charming character with a beautiful voice when he feels like it.
    Highly recommended
    Written April 16, 2024
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  • Daniel S
    Cardiff, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an absolutely amazing time at the Dept. of Magic. Me and my girlfriend went on Saturday 6th to do "the prophecy" escape room and for drinks. Our bar hosts Ayesha, Paula and Johanna were incredibly friendly and polite, left us really feeling the magic of making our own "potions" (cocktails). The cocktails themselves were super sweet which I loved. Then our first escape room host Francis was really friendly and welcoming setting the scene for the escape.

    We loved it so much we came back to do the dark lord ressurection escape room on Monday 8th... Personally this one was my favourite and again our host at that room Johanna was really friendly and stayed in character the whole time despite suffering from Hayfever, the darkest of magics... Thank you all so much!
    Written July 12, 2024
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  • Jez
    Blackpool, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited Monkey Barrel for The Big Show at 5pm on a Saturday as part of a stag weekend. Was worried initially that it might be too quiet with it being the early show but that wasn’t the case - a small, intimate, venue with a number of groups of people of all ages and backgrounds in the audience.
    The Compere - George Fox - set the mood with some hilarious audience interaction, then each of the 4 acts had a short set in the overall 90mins.
    I’ve never liked the term “laughing until your sides ache”, but this was genuinely the case - Daniel Petrie and Amy Matthews in particular.
    All the staff were incredibly welcoming and I can honestly say if this was on my doorstep I’d want to be there as often as possible; absolute bargain and somewhere you should absolutely visit if you’re in Edinburgh of an evening.
    Written June 30, 2024
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  • DallasLonghorn
    Plano, TX307 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed in Newtown so this was right around the corner. Total vibe in this place, speakeasy setting with great drinks and tons of people. We did not have a booking, but the kind hostess found us a place and we really enjoyed it. We got tired from traveling but would have loved to spend a few hours here. Love the decor and pandas, also.
    Written July 10, 2024
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  • dana o
    Kentucky14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A small pub off the Royal Mile. No food but good for a draught. My husband found a new beer he liked in Scotland called Tennent's.
    Written July 3, 2024
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  • Kathy H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a superb night, live music 2 bands were terrific … dancing all night and drinks were NOT a rip off!!! We were only here two nights but will be back !!!!
    Written June 17, 2024
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  • HelpfulAngel
    Atlanta, GA1,463 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped by here for a little respite after walking the Royal Mile. We had the whiskey sour and the Highlander and ate some snacks. All in all, we had a good experience, and we would recommend.
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • GClife
    Gold Coast, Australia1,590 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    2 hour tour of old town, covering the castle area, not much walking, stopping every few metres to hear stories of the city and its infamous history Guide kept us interested with light hearted antidotes. Recommendations provided on where to eat and drink, which is always appreciated
    Written December 23, 2023
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  • Aimee M
    Plymouth, UK24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning! The staff were great. The interior was also lovely. We had mussels which were so delicious and then I had a pork ragout. It was the nicest pasta I had ever had. Very happy with the Dome.
    Written May 5, 2024
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  • Shanefitzgibbon1974
    Galway, Ireland66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was in Edinburgh for a couple of nights with my Partner, and we found this bar by accident. Fantastic- after being in a place the night before where last order was at 10.30pm, it was a revelation to find Binkies would be open until 3am. Drinks are reasonably-priced, and the staff are very efficient. We left before the second band started up, but the previous band were superb. Highly recommend for a visit.
    Written July 12, 2024
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  • Navigator22352069344
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The raging bull was amazing! Service from Keaton & Mackenzie was amazing with support from Toby.

    Couldn’t recommend a better staff.
    Written July 12, 2024
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  • ScotsPearl
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly knowledgeable staff , who explained the concept behind the bar , also talked us through the drinks . The cocktails themselves tasted amazing & were reasonably priced.
    Written July 12, 2024
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  • Tom
    Devon, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great place, the drag queens were stunning, the staff were great and the comedy was class. 100% recommend. Great for couples and friends that want to have a laugh!!
    Written July 13, 2024
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  • D K
    Bowling Green, OH85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I've reviewed this before. But had to do it on this visit as well. If you aren't spending time at The Black Cat when in Edinburgh, you re doing it wrong. Ask for Robby and let him guide you on. whisky journey of Scotland.
    Written June 3, 2024
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  • stefania v
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went there for the stand-up comedy! Great line-up of comedians, entertaining, kind and engaging. Great cocktails too!
    Written July 5, 2024
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