Frankenstein / Bier Keller

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It’s not everyday that you stumble across a pub hosting daily live monster shows. As daylight fades and the twilight hour approaches, this famed Edinburgh venue’s spooky spectacle combines lights, music, sound effects and an animatronic Frankenstein monster, which descends slowly from the ceiling. There’s truly nothing like it in town.

There’s plenty more going on away from the dramatic entertainment, too. It’s a great spot for food, with the freshest produce used for everything from haggis, neaps and tatties to a full rack of BBQ pork ribs and indulgent burgers. Classic cocktails are a steal at £6.50, slashed to just £3.95 all day if you’re visiting between Monday and Wednesday.

Frankenstein is also a raucous party spot. Come at the weekend to find the tables swept away and live DJs dropping the party hits until late, and the pub hosts Edinburgh’s biggest karaoke night on Sundays running from 8pm until the early hours.


No door charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Kids are welcome until 8pm


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Frankenstein / Bier Keller
26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EN

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Cocktail £6.50

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The quality of the bread in our burgers was poor. visited Frankenstein / Bier Keller on 14 Oct 2016
18 Oct 2016 by anonymous

Fabulous place to visit! Quirky and interesting. Good food and great service too. visited Frankenstein / Bier Keller on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by anonymous

Outstanding service , food and drinks . Would highly recommend!! visited Frankenstein / Bier Keller on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by anonymous

Booked a table for 11 for a birthday party. There was a bit of a mix up with the menus we had been sent, but the staff were amazing and tried to accommodate everyone's choices. The food was delicious and the service was friendly. The DJ is another story. I really don't know the point of having a DJ if you aren't going to take requests. He basically played his own iTunes playlist, possibly from his phone?! We only asked for a Beyonce song...Not the macarena. You'd think he'd be happy to play something for the only people in the place that were dancing all night long. Also a bit of a strange one...They kept taking away my water! I was the 'designated driver' so was on the soft stuff, but had to chase the staff a couple of times when they took my half filled glass off the table. What's that all about? So 2 stars off for being weird. What did I expect at a place called Frankensteins??
09 Sep 2016 by Hayley

Similar story to the guy below, Booked about 3 week in advance for food. but when we turned up last Saturday night we were not allowed in. I was the first one to come up to the door and was told "not tonight" before I even opened my mouth, when I said I had a booking under my name he said "no you don't", I then asked to speak to the manager and was told "doesn't matter you're not getting in anyway". It was only after arguing and saying that I wanted my deposit back, did someone come out and give me a refund. Whilst I appreciate bouncers are there to stop drunk folk coming in causing trouble etc, I had only just left my hotel and hadn't at that point even had a chance to get a drink. Whats the point of taking a booking for that size of a group of people then arbitrarily not letting the first few in? (baring in mind I had been in contact with the manager back and forth the whole afternoon regarding the booking). All it meant was that it became a nightmare to find somewhere else at late notice for food. The whole situation was a complete farce. sweep visited Frankenstein / Bier Keller on 30 Jan 2016
07 Feb 2016 by sweep
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ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING!!!!! I booked this in advance for my birthday with my friends and the only reason we went to edinburgh was to go here and we never even had a drink.... And the doormen said try somewhere else and we said we haven't even had a drink we have just been dropped off! So the other doorman came and he was a complete knob being sarcastic and stuff to us... So I asked to speak to the manager and he said no.... So I phoned... No answer and emailed and still no reply...ABSOLUTELY APPAULING NO ONE SHOULD GO HERE!!!
17 Jan 2016 by mercer8
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