Best Clubs In Edinburgh

It's safe to say that no two nights out in the Scottish capital are ever the same. Whether you're keen to get all glammed up to the nines, prefer laid-back evenings in hidden indie haunts, or are looking for student-friendly digs, you'll be happy to hear we've rounded up the top spots around. Spanning all budgets and locations, here's our guide to the best Edinburgh clubs.

Last updated on 15th August 2022

The original ball pit club? It's landed in Edinburgh. From sipping £5 cocktails to unleashing your inner child or dancing to the DJs playing house, RnB or disco, you can't go wrong with a night out at Ballie Ballerson.

Open until 3am most nights of the week, Why Not is the place for late-night revellers. Showcasing a range of stylish spaces for you to drink, dance and mingle in, this George Street favourite is one of the best clubs in Edinburgh for students.


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If you're on the hunt for a wild spot in the city centre, you should try out Bourbon. Boasting delicious cocktails, DJs and a lively dancefloor, this is a popular choice among the city's student population. The weekly calendar offers a heady mix of bargain bevs and cracking tunes.

A student-friendly live music venue in the heart of Cowgate, Sneaky Pete's is something of an institution. This 100-capacity space has previously played host to the likes of Young Fathers and Future Islands, among countless others; it really is one of the best night clubs in Edinburgh.

The Hive Nightclub

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The Hive is notorious for being a den of cheap drinks, cheesy tunes and an amazing party atmosphere. The best bit? Entry is totally free between Sunday and Thursday. So, whether you're heading over for pop-punk or urban classics, you'll have pennies to spare.