Opium plays it loud and plays it heavy. Based down in the Cowgate, in an area with clubs aplenty, Opium is a grungey hard rock, goth and metal venue on two floors.
Bars on each floor with a tiny dance floor upstairs that later turns into a sweaty mosh pit.
Cheap drinks, with promos on quieter days of the week, ensure the place is heaving, with a mixed crowd not just those clad in denim, leather, and black mascara.
Being in the Cowgate, means it usually doubles as a Fringe venue for the three weeks of August.
Open 8 to late.