What's On in Edinburgh
Not only the epicentre of one of the country's greatest arts and creative festivals, this Scottish belle has a lot more to offer. From thumping nightlife to cool events, there's plenty of things to do in Edinburgh that will show you a good time no matter what you're after. Look right here for the best of what's on in Edinburgh.
Last updated on 25th January 2017
Why would you be anywhere else come Friday night than dancing until the early hours of the morning at Cabaret Voltaire's Fly Club night? Hosting international DJs every week, this has fast become a stalwart on Edinburgh's clubbing scene. The likes of Horse Meat Disco, Bondax, HNNY and Karma Kid have all played here, making this one of the best club nights in Edinburgh.
Dating is hard, we know, but sometimes Tinder is not the answer to your woes. Put your phone down and head over to Akva as they host a speed dating session for anyone looking to meet like-minded people in a fun, playful environment. The sessions are broken into age groups as well, if you’re worried.
Your Sunday night entertainment comes from The Electric Circus' Drag Queen crew for something a little different to do in Edinburgh. Whether you're a queen yourself or you just enjoy their flamboyant nature, this night promises to be nothing short of excessive, exciting and totally bonkers at the hands of Groundskeeper Fanny and her gals.
Get yourself down every Friday and Saturday to Edinburgh’s premier comedy club, the Monkey Barrel Comedy club, to see the best acts from across the country and beyond. The city is steeped in comedy heritage, so you know that when acts visit The Big Show – hosted by the hilarious and interactive Rick Molland – that they are bringing their A-Game.
What's on in Edinburgh every final Sunday of the month? A playground of Ping Pong and Rock N Roll fun at The Bongo Club! Yes, head down, grab a paddle and smash some table tennis or beer pong games as DJ Ding and DJ Dong play you the best commercial and rock music there ever was. Enter a ping pong tournament if you think your amateur enough and show us what you've got.
Every Thursday and Friday the doors to Westeros are opened in Edinburgh with nerdy pop-up Blood & Wine. Serving everything from Arbor Gold to Old Bear’s Hot Spice Wine, the tavern is decked out in genuine tankards from the show and all the Game of Thrones memorabilia you could want.
Regularly drawing some of the most talented ceilidh bands in the country, the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club throws weekly parties that are quite simply a bundle of energy. If you were looking to blow off some steam after a tricky day at the office, this is where you need to be, and with an expert caller on cue to guide you through the steps, it doesn’t even matter if your ceilidh skills are hopeless.
This is Scotland’s biggest celebration of reggae, dub and soundsystem culture and it’s coming to Edinburgh. Wee Dub Festival is a weekend packed full of good vibes and great music from the likes of Mad Professor Dub Show, Macka B, and Ragge Twins & DJ Wrongtom.