Edinburgh Clubbing Hitlist
- Henry Northmore
- 1 October 2008
The Bongo Club
One of the coolest and most eclectic clubs in town, covering everything from drum & bass (Xplicit) to deep dub (Messenger) and all points inbetween. A favourite no attitude club destination.
Moray House (G4), 37 Holyrood Road, 0131 558 7604, www.thebongoclub.co.uk
Underground clubbing, quite literally, in their network of subterranean rooms. Expect unique one-off funk, jazz and indie parties.
Niddry Street South (F4), 0131 557 8989, www.thecavesedinburgh.com
A diverse space taking over a labyrinth of rooms which functions as a base for Edinburgh’s leftfield clubbing community. Home to techno, house and indie as well as live gigs.
37 Guthrie Street (F5), 0131 220 2987, www.thegrv.com
Home-grown clubbing that veers towards the indie, rock and electro spectrum with a touch of twisted disco thrown in for good measure.
15-17 Niddry Street (F4) 0131 556 0444, www.myspace.com/clubhive
The Liquid Room
The home of big name superstar DJs in the capital, not forgetting indie night Evol each and every Friday. House heads will find plenty to smile about at Musika, Boombox and Luvely.
9c Victoria Street (E4), 0131 225 2564, www.liquidroom.com
Po Na Na
A slice of no nonsense clubbing right in the heart of the city, very convenient for post-pub club frolics.
43b Frederick Street (D3), 0131 226 2224, www.eclecticbars.co.uk/edinburghponana
Down and dirty clubbing at it’s best, hosting mainly metal and techno nights.
24-26 Calton Road (G4), 0131 558 3758, www.studio24edinburgh.co.uk
The Voodoo Lounge
Set up by the folk who run swing night Vegas, the VL offers glamorous, pretension-free clubbing, with a jazzy soundtrack and the odd burlesque turn.
19a West Register Street (F3), 0131 556 7060, www.thevoodoolounge.co.uk
The refurbished Ego has a new lease of life as Luna. Hard house, gay nights and dubstep are all on offer.
14 Picardy Place (F3), 0131 478 7434.
Glamorous clubbing for the well heeled, and the first port of call for visiting celebs.
51 George Street (D3), 0131 226 2275, www.opalounge.co.uk
The Therapy Sessions • Fri 24 Oct • 11pm-3am, Cabaret Voltaire (F4), 36-38 Blair Street, Edinburgh 0131 220 6176, £11.
Having started life down in London, the Therapy Sessions launch in Scotland in October. Reveling in the dark and dirty end of the drum & bass spectrum, special guests Dylan and Robyn Chaos will be tearing the roof off for the opening night.
Vegas • Sat 1 Nov • 10pm-3am, Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh, 0131 558 3824, £16.
Vegas is a bit of a Scottish institution with nights in Edinburgh and Glasgow. It’s a super glamorous night of rat pack stylings, cool country, big band, swing, funk and jazz. Their 11th birthday should be one hell of a party, packed with live bands and featuring their super-cool,
super-dedicated DJ team.
Bass Syndicate • Sat 22 Nov •11pm-3am, The Liquid Room (E4), 9c Victoria Street, Edinburgh, 0131 225 2564, £12.
Bass Syndicate returns for another sonic assault from the Plump DJs. Expect chunky, funky beats, a potent brew of techno funk and disco flair, accompanied by the BS crew’s thunderous trademark drum beats and inevitable sweaty dancefloor mayhem.