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Clubs and Pubs in Scotland


With more than 700 pubs in Edinburgh and in a city of just over 500,000 it's an institution to drink in Scotland.

The Grassmarket, Rose Street, Royal Mile and George Street all have a good concentration of pubs and clubs where you can easily do a pub crawl during the afternoon. Some of these pubs in the Grassmarket include Biddy Mulligan's, the Last Drop, and The Black Bull where you can watch sports events. At night the Cowgate, which you need to be careful and the Royal Mile come alive with some of the best pubs in town. A couple favorite of ours for a bite to eat plus a drink is the Filling Station, which you will find on Rose Street and the Royal Mile. With so many pubs in town it’s hard to recommend a pub to go to. The atmosphere is lively and cheerful at most of the pubs, but the Advocate located on Blair Street just off the Royal Mile is very central and is a good place to start your night. Whichever pub you go to it's a good place to go to relax over a pint and talk about what other sights you are going to check out.

The Edinburgh club scene is good, but it is constantly changing. If you require information on which DJs are in town and what club they are playing at, we recommend the "The List" or the “Skinny”. The List is a fortnightly events magazine for Glasgow and Edinburgh available in newsagents for £2. Detailed listings and reviews include films, music, theater, dance, comedy, art and clubs. The Skinny is a new free magazine listing what’s on in the city of Edinburgh and Glasgow.


Cabaret Voltaire

Located on Blair Street, Cabaret Voltaire is arguably the best club in Edinburgh, but with the way the club scene is in Edinburgh that could change next week. At the moment they are getting most of the nights and one of the most popular one is called 'Split', which is on every Tuesday night. On the weekend is when the bigger DJs come to town and the place gets packed out. For more information on what's happening at Cabaret Voltaire go to

The Caves

Located just off the Royal Mile on Niddry Street is The Caves. This is a popular venue for people looking to book out a venue for private parties, like weddings. When the there aren't any private parties going on this place is electric with some of the countries top DJs. For more information on The Caves go to

Liquid Room

The Liquid Rooms has recently re-opened their doors again after a fire that had nearly destroyed the whole building. It's been re-built and with a capacity of over 2000, it's ready to show Edinburgh what they were missing. The club is located on Victoria Street, which is between the Royal Mile and the busy Grassmarket. For more information on the Liquid Rooms go to





Glasgow has a legendary clubbing scene that is one of the best in the United Kingdom, which attracts clubbers from all over Europe. We guarantee you willl not be dissapointed with a clubbing night in Glasgow.

The Arches

The Arches is probably the best club in Scotland. This club is located at Midland Street in Glasgow. Its two best nights are Inside Out and Colours. For more information on The Arches go to


Sub Club 

The Sub Club pulls in serious top DJ's on a regular basis and after you hit the club after the pub is closed you will party with Glaswegians , which is an experience in itself. For more information on the Sub Club


The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom

This is one of the top venues for bands, as its thought to have such an amazing atmosphere inside that bands want to always use it when they visit Glasgow. One previous band named Metallica used it in 1996 and said it was one of their favourites. For more information on the Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom and future acts go to



This cool venue houses two music venues and four excellent bars and its located in a trendy Art Deco building. It's worth checking out as it gets loads of up and coming bands from around the country. For more information on ABC go to


King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

This venue hosts bands every night and is the fabled spot where Oasis were signed up by music maestro Alan McGee. It's one of the best places in Glasgow and if not the country to see new talent from around the world. For more information on King Tut's Wah Wah Hut and up and coming events go to



If you have any recommendations on your favourite club or pub in Scotland or of an upcoming event, then please feel free to add a comment below.




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