The Bongo Club

The Bongo Club
66 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JX
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The Bongo Club

An Edinburgh institution, the Bongo Club is part of the Out of the Blue family, and is settled in its current situation on the Cowgate. The venue is renowned for its long-running club nights, such as Mumbo Jumbo, but also puts on live music, spoken word, exhibitions and other events.

The Bongo Club is on the Cowgate, just off the Royal Mile, and served by a number of Lothian buses passing close by on South Bridge, including the 3, N3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 29, X29, 30, N30, 31, X31, 33, 37, N37, X37, 35, 45, 49, 51 and N3. The venue is about 10 minutes walk from Waverley Train Station.

Events at this venue

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Crack Cloud

Vancouver multimedia collective to some, many-headed BEAST to others. This (at the moment) seven-person-strong collective produce punk dance anthems that they use as a means of therapy for addiction. Restless punk and and explosive hip-hop narrative that's gonna go off live.

Wed 1 Sep

£15.40 / 0131 558 8844

Self Esteem

Solo electro-pop project from Slow Club's Rebecca Taylor.

Sat 6 Nov

£17.25 / 0131 558 8844

Vanishing Twin

Newly signed to Fire Records, the cosmic collective Vanishing Twin with their new LP.

Fri 22 Oct

£13.20 / 0131 558 8844

Reviews & features

20 years of The Bongo Club

7 Oct 2016

Edinburgh night club celebrates two decades of clubs, music and live acts

Over two decades The Bongo Club has become an Edinburgh institution. A haven for independent club nights, live music and even theatre. Now celebrating 20 years with a whole month of birthday parties (highlights include Jah Shaka, Ben UFO and Frank…

10 Highlights from the Bongo's 20th Birthday Celebrations

20 Sep 2016

Live music, theatre and DJs galore as the Edinburgh institution celebrates two decades

Not many clubs last 20 years. Especially not clubs that have been forced to move location not once but twice. Now firmly ensconced on the Cowgate The Bongo Club are celebrating their 20th birthday in style with a month long programme that highlights…

The best club nights and venues in Edinburgh

6 Sep 2013

Where to go for the best late-night music and dancing in Scotland's capital

With an eclectic scene that caters for all tastes, Edinburgh’s clubbers are just as happy in dinky wee spaces as they are in superclub caverns. Kirstyn Smith checks out the top haunts

Iconic Edinburgh venue The Bongo Club relocates to Cowgate

12 Dec 2012

Memories of the club in its Moray House home

As the Bongo Club prepares to pack up and leave their Moray House venue, Henry Northmore catches up with the club and various residents about the past and the future. Why will you miss the Bongo Club at Moray House? Andrew Nation (Assistant Venue…

Edinburgh's club scene: what happens now?

28 Feb 2012

Representatives from Bongo, Cab Vol, Electric Circus, Summerhall and G1 Group have their say

Rob Hoon. Manager of Bongo Club’s parent organisation, Out of the Blue. Despite being a beautiful, blossoming city of international renown and appeal that hosts the biggest arts festival in the world, Edinburgh’s all year round independent music and…

Edinburgh's Bongo Club eviction threat

7 Feb 2012

The venue's lease to be terminated early by landlords Edinburgh Uni

Out of the Blue, the charity organisation that runs Edinburgh venue The Bongo Club, has been served eviction papers by the venue's landlord, Edinburgh University. A statement on the Bongo Club's website said: 'This notice terminates the lease a whole…

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