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.

Last updated on 15th July 2021

A popular spot among Edinburgh's more creative club crowd, The Bongo Club has an international reputation for its diverse lineup 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.

The Hive Nightclub

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One of Edinburgh's most bustling clubs, 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 Sunday and Thursday. So, whether you're heading over for pop punk and indie anthems or urban classics, you'll have pennies to spare.

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 lineup of world-class DJs and local talent. 

A small independent joint located just off George Street, Tonic Bar is a top choice for handcrafted cocktails and an intimate atmosphere. Decked out with comfy booths, neon lighting and an impressive sound system, this Edinburgh nightclub is the ultimate weekend hangout. 

Open until 3am every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Why Not is the Edinburgh nightclub for late-night revellers. With a range of stylish spaces for you to drink, dance and mingle in, this George Street favourite is always one worth turning up for.

A student-friendly club and live music venue in the heart of Cowgate, Sneaky Pete's is something of an institution. Frequented by those in the know, this 100-capacity space has previously played host to the likes of Young Fathers, Future Islands and Honeyblood, among countless others.