City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh venues


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Photo Edinburgh Venue Venue Description Venue type Edinburgh Fringe Venue
Guildford Arms One of Edinburgh's classic old pubs, the Guildford Arms was designed by Robert Macfarlane Cameron, built in 1898, and still has much of its original character in tact. Pubs 107
The Jazz Bar There's a constant flow of jazz and jazz-orientated music such as acid jazz, funk-rock, and reggae, from local and touring musicians in this purpose-designed jazz venue and basement bar. Live Music 57
Hanover Tap Just around the corner from George Street and the Assembly Rooms, the Hanover Tap replaced what was the Gothic-themed Jekyll and Hyde bar. Free Fringe: Laughing Horse 259
Southside Social Formally known as the Meadow or "Moo" Bar, the Southside Social became Edinburgh's first social enterprise pub in Edinburgh when it opened its doors in 2015 with the intention of giving its profits aw Free Fringe: Laughing Horse 264
Edinburgh City Football Club Edinburgh's city football club is located at the top of Leith Walk, right next to the Playhouse theatre. Sport
Counting House Although it hosts dances and has a long association with stand-up comedy - the likes of Phil Kay and Fred MacAuly performed here when they were making a name for themselves - the Counting House is Free Fringe: Laughing Horse 170
Luna Edinburgh Central Edinburgh club, right opposite the Omni Complex and Jongleurs at the top of Leith Walk. Live Music
Madogs Long-running, basement cocktail bar/club known for cheap drinking promos. The venue where Ray Wilson, of Genesis fame, was discovered in the late 1990s. Pubs
Mayfield Salisbury
Mayfield Salisbury Church Housed in a tall, steepled church designed by Hippolyte Blanc, and opened in 1879.  Churches 11
Meadowbank Stadium Much-loved sports stadium that has hosted concerts, international athletics championships, football, and provided a training ground for great Scottish sports people, including cyclist and triple Olymp Conference 108
Theatre Big Tops Big Top, seating 700 cabaret-style in new location at Fountainbridge Brewery - previously at The Meadows. Big Tops & Pop-up venues 189
The Third Door Formerly Medina, the Third Door is a late night venue hosting club nights and gigs in the basement of Cafe/bar Negociants. The venue has a main dance floor and 3 caves. Nightclubs
The Mercat Bar Contemporary bar/cafe in West End/Haymarket area. Pubs
NMS Opening: Crowds in the Grand Gallery
National Museum of Scotland The National Museum of Scotland re-opened on 29th July 2011, following a £47.4 million refurbishment of the Victorian building. Visitor Attractions 179
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Central Hall Central is primarily a Church and a sometime concert, exhibition, or entertainment venue with hundred-year-old stained glass in the art nouveau style and a great acoustic. Churches 295
Old College quad lawn
Old College Quad The Quad is encircled by the historic buildings of Old College and provides a large playing area surrounded by a raised balcony offering excellent sight lines for large scale outdoor performan Visitor Attractions
The Outhouse Just off Broughton Street, Edinburgh's pink triangle, down a lane, this popular bar also has a beer garden open during the summer months. Pubs 99
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The Phoenix Popular pub and basement venue in Broughton Street area with healthy mix of clientele from Hibee supporters to posh studes. Pubs
Pleasance Courtyard
Pleasance Theatre, Pleasance Courtyard Perhaps best known during the festival for its huge fringe festival programme, Edinburgh University's 300-capacity student union building at the Pleasance is also the venue for public events (such Comedy Club 33
Pleasance Dome
Pleasance Dome As with the Pleasance main Fringe venue, Pleasance Courtyard, this is housed in a centrally located university union building at Pot Only at the Fringe 23