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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Electrikal Present: HEDEX + Electrikal Residents

On the first of November, we welcome jump-up mystro Hedex (Dubz Audio, G13 Records) to The Bongo Club with support from our very own residents MetraGnome (Elect

Fri 1 Nov

£11.25–£13.45 (£11.25) / 0131 558 8844

Electrikal Present: Mefjus & Current Value

Rounding out the end of the year for us on the 29th of November, we welcome back Mefjus (Vision Recordings / Criticial) and a producer that we have wanted to bo

Fri 29 Nov

£11.25–£15.65 / 0131 558 8844


Edinburgh label Hobbes Music celebrates 6 YEARS of putting out VINYL plus an ALBUM RELEASE (on 2×12″ vinyl).

Sat 12 Oct

£4 / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 19:00

OSTR w Edynburgu

OSTR w Edinburgu

Fri 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 558 8844

Small Fakers and Who's Who Live in Edinburgh

Annual gig from the UK's top tributes to Small Faces and The Who

Fri 8 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 558 8844

Soulsville: 19.10.19

The Soulsville monthly residency returns for October with Two Guys and EMS

Sat 19 Oct

£3 / 0131 558 8844

STORYTIME presents Axel Boman

Axel Boman joins us for his long-awaited Edinburgh debut

Fri 8 Nov

£9.05–£11.25 / 0131 558 8844

Urban Voodoo Machine

Self-styled bourbon-soaked gypsy blues bop'n'stroll collective from east Londonshire.

Wed 20 Nov

£16.50 / 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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