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 nights in hidden indie haunts, or are looking for student-friendly drinks, our list of venues has got you covered. Spanning all budgets, occasions and locations, check out our guide to the best clubs in Edinburgh here.
A cafe, club and live music venue all rolled into one, Cabaret Voltaire is at the centre of the city's independent nightlife scene. Located in the historical vaults of Edinburgh's North Bridge, this unique spot is known for its impressive line-up of world-class DJs and closer-to-home talent.
As well as being open for boozy lunches and after work drinks, Boteco Do Brasil is also a brilliant place to shake it out when dusk falls. Bringing a slice of carnival spirit to Edinburgh, this party bar is known for its incredible dancers, regular salsa competitions and potent caipirinha cocktails.
A popular spot among Edinburgh's more creative crowd, The Bongo Club has an international reputation for its diverse line-up of live events. Owned by local arts charity Out Of The Blue, this place spotlights underground artists and up and coming local talent, featuring every genre - from funk and soul to house and RnB.
A student-friendly club and live music venue in the heart of Cowgate, Sneaky Pete's is something of an institution. Frequented by those that are in the know, this 100-capacity space has previously played host to the likes of Young Fathers, Future Islands and Honeyblood, among countless others.
One of Edinburgh's biggest nights out, The Hive is notorious for being a den of cheap drinks, cheesy tunes and an amazing party atmosphere every night of the week. The best bit? Entry is totally free between Sundays and Thursdays. So whether you're heading over for pop punk and indie anthems or urban classics, you'll have pennies to spare.
Located in the heart of Edinburgh, Bourbon Bar and Club is a brilliant plot for cocktails, dancing and DJs aplenty. A popular choice amongst the city's student population, the weekly calendar of Milk Tuesdays, Rascal Thursdays and Get Lucky Fridays offers a heady mix of bargain drinks and RnB tunes.
A small independent joint located just off George Street, Tonic Bar is a popular choice for handcrafted cocktails and an intimate atmosphere. Decked out with comfy booths, neon lighting and an impressive sound system, this hidden gem is the ultimate weekend hangout.