CC Blooms

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CC Blooms
23–24 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
  • Telephone 0131 556 9331
  • Seasonal times Festival and festive season: open till 5am
  • Bar open Bar: Mon–Sun 11–3am. Club: Fri/Sat 11pm–3am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 11am–9pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5–7.30pm.
  • Average price £13 (lunch); £13 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £9 for two courses; £11 for three courses
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CC Blooms

Definitive, well-loved Edinburgh gay nightclub with a comfortable non-exclusive café-bar upstairs.

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The city’s definitive and best-loved gay nightclub for many years, these days CC Blooms concentrates its late-night clubbing operation to Lab, the basement dancefloor space. That means the light-filled, high-ceilinged ground floor level can be put to another use. Open all day and evening, it pitches itself as a non-exclusive café, a relaxed and spacious place to grab a bar meal, and a drinking bar for later in the evening. The menu is varied and filled with favourites, including burgers served in a brioche bun with a large gherkin, potato wedges or curly fries. There are also sharing plates, all-day breakfasts, salads and pub classics plus menus for children and pre-theatre diners too (after all, the Playhouse is only a couple of doors away). The cocktails and coffees are pretty good too.

  • High point: Something for everyone, all day long
  • Low point: Later weekend dining may be a bit lively for some
  • Notable dish: steak, mushroom and Irish stout pie
  • Average price: £13 (lunch); £13 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Drag shows Church of High Kicks (Sun) and Rabbit Hole (Tue).
  • Capacity: 50 (40 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 15
  • Open since: 1994 approx (2010 under current owner)
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 16
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

Reviews & features

Student Guide 2016: LGBT – out and about

23 Sep 2016

Explore Glasgow and Edinburgh's thriving LGBTQIA+ scene

Heading off to university is both exciting and a little scary, and even more so if you identify as LGBTQIA+. On the one hand, you're moving to a new place and leaving old support networks behind, but on the other hand, you get to decide who you are, on…

CC Blooms celebrates re-opening with Church of High Kicks

18 Jul 2012

Legendary Edinburgh gay club re-launches with day-time cafe/bar

CC Blooms has been part of the furniture of Edinburgh nights out for as long as most of us can remember. Born in the early 90s as a wonderfully cheesy gay club, the venue recently came under new management and last month reopened following a brief…