Sneaky Pete's

Sneaky Pete's
73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
  • Telephone 0131 225 1757
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 11pm–3am
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Sneaky Pete's

Small capacity club and live music venue that is open and busy every night, regularly playing host to some of the best DJs around.

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Alex Rex

With a dark new alter ego, Trembling Bells' Alex Neilson pushes himself into uncomfortable places for his bold and brilliant debut as a solo artist The Guardian Alex Rex is the solo project from Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy) and friends. Singing songs of love, loss and loathing. This is their…

Tue 19 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 1757

Tue 5 May 2020

£11 / 0131 225 1757

Beach Baby

London-based four-piece playing alternative pop.

Thu 19 Dec

Cancelled / 0131 225 1757


Bronston take to the stage for a headline/hometown show at Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh.

Sat 23 Nov

£5–£10 / 0131 225 1757


Crisp, thrilling alt.pop and new wave.

Sat 30 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 1757

Dave Arcari

Alt.blues guitarist whose influences include punk, rockabilly and trash country.

Wed 27 Nov

£8.97 / 0131 225 1757

Deco + special guests

Scruff of the Neck presents

Sun 1 Dec

£7.70 / 0131 225 1757


Dancefloor friendly underground house, electro, minimal and techno cuts on four dex, FX and laptops from residents Mark Balneaves and Martin Lightbody (Audiablo Trax).

Sat 23 Nov

before midnight free; after midnight £5 / 0131 225 1757

12th birthday party.

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Dry Cleaning

Nothing clean about it. Dry Cleaning's divisive, scuzzy indie goodness is coming to you. Good luck trying to get yourself in the know online, they're super elusive, so you best get down there. This is an 18+ event.

Thu 13 Feb 2020

£11 / 0131 225 1757

For the Love of Pop: Anna Sweeney, Neon Seas, Man of the Minch

Warm your post-Christmas blues with a triple bill of Scottish pop magic at Edinburgh's Sneaky Pete's on Saturday, December 28th, 2019. Doors 7pm, Curfew 10pm. All general admission tickets £5. Online tickets are labelled by act name to divide artist sales. ANNA SWEENEY "I can hear this all over Radio 1" - Vic…

Sat 28 Dec

£5 / 0131 225 1757

Frankly, The Smiths-Sneaky Pete's

Frankly, The Smiths are a Scottish Smiths tribute act. The band have been together a short time, but have established themselves as Scotland's premier tribute to The Smiths, playing regular shows across the country. The four piece delve deep into the indie legend’s back catalogue, performing lengthy shows that are sure to…

Sat 14 Dec

£12 / 0131 225 1757


The Mansfield singer-songwriter performs her indie-folk songs.

Tue 28 Jan 2020

£9.25 / 0131 225 1757


Welsh rock group from Cardiff in South Wales, formed in 2015. The group currently consists of Mike Griffiths, Joe Williams, Louis Heaps and James Goulbourn.

Mon 18 Nov

£8 / 0131 225 1757

Honey Lung

Alt-rock four piece.

Tue 3 Dec

Cancelled / 0131 225 1757

Imperial Wax

New band formed by the last line-up of The Fall.

Thu 28 Nov

£13.75 / 0131 225 1757

Italia 90

Scuzzy punk quartet from London.

Sat 8 Feb 2020

£7 / 0131 225 1757

King Creosote

Eclectic indie folk musician, plaintive troubadour and founder of the esteemed Fence Records.

Sun 2 Feb 2020

£11 / 0131 225 1757

Mike Mckenzie Feat. Mally Smith and You Are Lost Be Careful

Mike McKenzie feat. Mally Smith and You Are Lost Be Careful

Thu 21 Nov

£5 / 0131 225 1757


Following a sold out show here in February, Nieves are back with a pre Christmas headline gig.

Fri 20 Mar 2020

£11 / 0131 225 1757

Public Practice

Public Practice Distance Is a Mirror The debut EP from New York band Public Practice, Distance is a Mirror, is a confident, juried testimony of love steeped in dark optimism. Dry, deadpan vocals chant over skittish guitar and danceable 70s groovessongs snapping like rubber bandsseesawing between post-punk and…

Sun 10 May 2020

£10 / 0131 225 1757


Glasgow punk sounds from Rascalton.

Thu 12 Dec

£9 / 0131 225 1757

The Seamonsters

Quirky Indie-pop Fun

Sat 7 Mar 2020

£7.70 / 0131 225 1757

Spinning Coin

Dark indie action on Domino Records.

Thu 12 Mar 2020

£9 / 0131 225 1757

This Feeling

London's rock'n'roll/indie/mod night tours the country.

Fri 29 Nov

£6.60 / 0131 225 1757


The bouncing two piece indie-pop from the midlands are returning to Scotland this November Be sure to grab a ticket for a taste of the summer

Sun 17 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 1757


Beguiling, fragrant folk sounds from Vetiver, whose line-up sometimes includes Devendra Banhart.

Tue 10 Dec

£14.30 / 0131 225 1757

Wild Front

Glistening guitar pop from the Southampton quartet.

Wed 4 Dec

£7.70 / 0131 225 1757

Zoe Graham

Intimate show from hotly tipped Scottish artist, Zoe Graham. Catch her at this special limited capacity venue while you can.

Sat 7 Dec

£8.50 / 0131 225 1757

Reviews & features

Sneaky Pete's: 'If you come along for a dance, have a laugh and be respectful; you'll be part of the family before you know it'

4 Sep 2019

Edinburgh's finest sweatbox continues to inspire and impact the city's diverse musical landscape

It would be fair to say that the Edinburgh music scene is having a bit of a moment. Local community radio station EH-FM is continuing to flourish as it celebrates its first birthday, and Paradise Palms is masterfully maintaining its tropical blend of…

Independent Venue Week 2019: Glasgow and Edinburgh Highlights

18 Jan 2019

The Vaselines, Makeness and Vital Idles perform in support of small British music venues

Independent Venue Week is upon us once more, as grassroots music venues across the UK play host to emerging and established artists from Mon 28 Jan to Sun 3 Feb. This seven-day nationwide series of gigs pays homage to the small music venues and the…

Edinburgh venue Sneaky Pete's celebrates its 10th birthday

11 Jun 2018

Owner Nick Stewart talks about keeping the music live, loud and safe

Much is often made of Edinburgh's legendary 100-capacity 'sweatbox' on the Cowgate and rightly so. Functioning as both a space for live music – with around 250 gigs a year – and also as a busy nightclub seven nights a week, Sneaky Pete's has spent the…

Hogmanay Clubs: Edinburgh 2014

4 Dec 2014

Featuring Witness, Mungo Hi Fi, Microtrauma, Craig Smith and Gasoline Dance Machine

If Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party isn't your cup of champagne and you'd rather see in the new year dancing underground, up close and personal with disco lights for fireworks, here's your guide to the best clubs to get your groove on...

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

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