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Pivo

Pivo (2-6 Calton Road, Edinburgh) – located east of the popular Princes Street, this is a Czech-themed bar, which has a following, due to the live rock bands it often books. Many of the patrons this bar attracts tend to be those who want to hang out, but not at a pricey dress-conscious disco.

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Opal Lounge

Opal Lounge (51A George Street, Edinburgh) – unlike certain bars in Scotland, this one draws in a “yuppie” crowd. Small wonder that none other Prince William made this a regular hangout spot during his years at St. Andrew’s University.  

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Espionage

Espionage (4, India Buildings, Victoria Street, Edinburgh) — Espionage is a labyrinth in the heart of Edinburgh city, at the edge of the Grassmarket, under the shadow of the castle. Spread over 5 floors our range of bars, dancefloors and secret spaces make Espionage a top-notch venue for every night and mood. The DJs there […]

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Cloisters

Cloisters (26 Broughma Street, Edinburgh) – this bar, which has a decent selection of Scottish and UK ales, is very popular with students from Edinburgh University. Given that, the atmosphere is still relaxed (meaning that it will not be confused for a sports bar), and the food is considered good here as well.  

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Cabaret Voltaire

Cabaret Voltaire (36 Blair Street, Edinburgh) – this underground-level venue hosts indie rock performances (during different evenings of the week). Otherwise, a dance floor is made available for DJ-driven dance music. The club’s name is a nod to the 80s New Wave band of the same name.

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Bongo Club

Bongo Club (37 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh) – this venue celebrates various elements of Britain’s underground club scene – from dub & bass, to jungle, R&B, garage (old school House music), Hip Hop, and other dance sounds.  

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The Witchery by the Castle

The Witchery by the Castle (Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh) – this restaurant has developed a world-wide reputation for its exceptional dining experience, showcasing the very best of Scotland’s produce in the most magical of settings. Now in its fourth decade, the Witchery is a Scottish dining landmark, much loved by loyal locals, its celebrity […]

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The Tower Restaurant

The Tower Restaurant (National Museum Of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh) – this well-regarded local restaurant serves dishes packed with flavor and seasonal ingredients, such as: briny-fresh Scottish oysters, well-aged Borders beef, autumn game, lamb and delicious seafood. Their cheeses change with the seasons and even their potatoes are named heritage varieties.

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The Stockbridge Restaurant

The Stockbridge Restaurant (54 St. Stephen Street, Edinbergh) — this restaurant is beautifully decorated with fresh flowers and fairy lights, quality linen and heavy silver cutlery. The food is exceptional, using fresh seasonal produce, locally sourced, with a highlight being local fish and game. Dishes served here include: Corn fed Chicken breast with dauphinoise potatoes, wild […]

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Tex Mex

    Tex Mex (64 Thistle Street, Edinburgh) — when TEX MEX opened in July 1984, it was the first Mexican Restaurant in Scotland. It moved from Hanover Street to Thistle Street in 2007 and have been Flaming Fajitas there for its patrons since then. TEX MEX II is born with all the experience of […]