From whisky tasting to folk singing, Edinburgh’s got some original ways to make the night fly by, this round’s on us:

The Scottish Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience

Share a dram with friends on this tour through the differing tastes of whisky. Their expert guides will teach you all about the production process, finishing with tastings at the end. There’s a number of different packages to choose from at this five star visitor attraction that’s in an ideal location - right on the Royal Mile.


Where is it? The Royal Mile, 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE

How much? ££

The Scotch Whisky Experience
The Jazz Bar

The Jazz Bar

For a late night live music experience, head to this jazz, funk, soul and blues bar and enjoy a night of dancing and fun. There’s a small entry fee, but the drinks are cheap and efficiently served, allowing you to experience the intimate and unique atmosphere.

 

Where is it? The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HR

How much? £

The Jazz Bar
Bramble

Bramble

This speakeasy basement bar (underneath a dry cleaners!) on Queen Street is perfect for those looking for a cool, sophisticated cocktail venue at reasonable prices. They’ve sourced some of the best liquors on offer to create their concoctions, making it a local favourite. Try the Molly Ringwald or the Night Circus for something a bit different.

 

Where is it? Bramble Bar, 16a Queen Street, Edinburgh

How much? ££

Bramble
The Stand

The Stand

Want to tickle your funny bone? Then head on down to this famous comedy club that features local comedians as well as international acts. If you’re in the city during the international Festival, then you’ll need to book ahead. Oh, and if you don’t want to get picked on during the show, don’t sit at the front!

 

Where is it? 5 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EB

How much? £

The Stand
Cabaret Voltaire

Cabaret Voltaire

Known by locals as simply “Cab Vol,” this club is the place to go for the best DJs from across Scotland, the UK and Europe. They play a variety of music, from deep house to disco and you can move between the many rooms in the historical vaults of Edinburgh’s north bridge. While you’re there you can pick up one of their delicious cocktails before returning to the dancefloor.


Where is it? 36-38 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR

How much? £££

Cabaret Voltaire
Sandy's Bell

Sandy's Bell

Who’s for a sing-song? Sandy Bell's is a legendary folk music venue in Edinburgh. Folk and traditional musicians come from all over the UK and Ireland to take part in jamming sessions and the bar has hosted live music since the 1940's. They also sell a wide selection of whiskies and beers to keep your singing voice lubricated!

 

Where is it? 5 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QH

How much? ££

Sandy's Bell

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