Student Clubs in Edinburgh

With four different universities and an impressive collection of party bars, Edinburgh is a student's paradise. From huge weekend events in the city's well-established clubs, to midweek blowouts that can't be rivalled, this town's army of students is spoiled for choice. So whether you're into your drum 'n' bass, hip hop or pop, our complete guide to the best student clubs in Edinburgh has them all.

Last updated on 15th August 2022

Ballie Ballerson Edinburgh

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Edinburgh's student clubs are topped of by the arrival of Ballie Ballerson, the famous ball pit party spot that also fronts a range of nostalgia-inducing cocktails, including a Dip Dab concoction. Better yet, DJs bring disco, house and RnB beats.

Sleek, elegant but still able to bust a move when it counts, Why Not has been a firm favourite amongst Edinburgh's student population since its refurbishment a few years ago. Based on George Street, the club's lineup of resident DJs create an unbeatable party vibe.

Sneaky Pete's might be a small club with a capacity of just 100 but it's firmly cemented in the heart of every funk and soul-loving student in the Scottish capital. Open throughout the week and with drinks prices starting at just £2, it ticks most boxes for a boozy student night out in Edinburgh.

The Hive Nightclub

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The Hive is probably the perfect embodiment of what a student club should look like. Think sticky floors, incredible drinks deals and a closing time of 3 AM every night - a night spent here is never uneventful.


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Hosting various events throughout the week, including the legendary Milk Tuesdays and Rascal Thursdays, the crowd at Bourban Bar and Club are always up for a good time. Offering private VIP booths complete with table service, it's also the perfect spot for a stylish birthday celebration.