The Voodoo Rooms

The Voodoo Rooms
19a West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA
  • Telephone 0131 556 7060
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 4pm–1am; Fri–Sun noon–1am.
  • Seasonal times August: Mon–Sun noon–3am
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 4pm–1am; Fri–Sun noon–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Thu 4–10pm; Fri–Sun noon–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Table back before 7pm
  • Pre-theatre price 20% off the set menu
  • Email
  • Website www.thevoodoorooms.com
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Voodoo Rooms

Competitively priced bistro staples in a live music-driven, eccentrically blinged-up period setting.

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Known more for it’s raucous weekend nights and excellent cocktails, this bar and gig venue also runs a busy restaurant in its opulent Victorian gothic rooms. Lofty ceilings, panelled walls, leather banquettes and curlicue chairs are a uniform black and gold, lending an eclectic Joan-Crawford-meets-Slayer vibe. At night it perhaps suggests good times and strong drinks more than dinner, but lunch times are quieter, and popular with city shoppers and tourists alike. Eclecticism runs to the menu too: beetroot sorbet accompanies smoked duck and blue cheese, and dark chocolate jelly tops a pearly cauliflower risotto. More conventional items include crunchy courgette fritters to start, or crab claw meat on wholemeal bread from the range of sandwiches available during lunch, though the latter’s mammoth proportions could stifle the rest of the day's activities. Cocktail bar, venue, restaurant: the Voodoo Rooms packs it all in, and doesn’t do a bad job, but maybe it’s not the best place to take your gran – unless she’s into Slayer.

The List's rating
6.4

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Will Bain visited The Voodoo Rooms on 20 January 2019
  • High point: Brilliant cocktails in fine, fin de siècle settings
  • Low point: Some menu items could do with a rethink
  • Notable dish: Cauliflower risotto with scallops, chocolate jelly and flaked almonds
  • Average price: £18 (lunch); £20.50 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 100 seated, 200 standing
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Funk, soul, pop
  • Live entertainment: Live music, comedy, themed nights at least once a week, disco and house DJ from 9pm on Fri & Sat.
  • Capacity: 45
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

Events at this venue

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Abel Ganz + special guests Ali Ferguson band [Afternoon Show]

An afternoon show presenting the best in contemporary Prog Rock from Scottish scene.

Sat 26 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 7060

Absolution

Muse tribute band from Scotland playing classic tracks, featuring Eddie McLaughlin on vocals and keyboards, Nadir Khan On Guitar, Euan Macdonald on bass and Alistair Macdonald on drums.

Thu 9 Jan 2020

£5 / 0131 556 7060

The Achievers

Edinburgh Blues Club is a Social Enterprise established to harness popular support for a regular blues events in Edinburgh to ensure that the city and surrounding areas do not miss out on quality touring blues acts.

Sat 4 Apr 2020

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

The Amy Winehouse Experience: Lioness

Tribute to the soulful jazz sounds of Amy Winehouse performed by Emma Wright and band.

Sat 2 May 2020

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

ARGH Kid

ARGH KiD is an English alternative hip hop band from Manchester, led by the MC/Poet David Scott, with an eclectic approach to hip hop featuring a live musicians to provide a backdrop to life in austerity UK, with all it flaws and lingering beauty.

Fri 15 Nov

Free / 0131 556 7060

Baby Bushka

America's one and only Kate Bush cover band consists of some of the southern Californian city's most talented musicians and the resulting show is a rainbow-coloured extravaganza of four part vocal harmonies and epic choreography.

Sun 10 May 2020

£14.06 / 0131 556 7060

Bad Name

Bon Jovi tribute act.

Sat 2 Nov

£8.80 / 0131 556 7060

"BANJAXED" Album Launch - Ciaran Ryan

Ciaran Ryan will launch his debut solo album on November 24th at Voodoo Rooms Speakeasy.

Sun 24 Nov

£11.29 / 0131 556 7060

Birds of Chicago

Birds of Chicago have been riding a swell of good mojo in the Americana world since their inception in late 2012. With their new album, Love in Wartime, they are set to both confirm that roots world buzz, and break on through to a wider audience.

Wed 30 Oct

£11.29–£16.54 / 0131 556 7060

Blue Christmas

Back for its fourth year, Blue Christmas" is a must-see event in Edinburgh?s festive calendar. The event is curated by Edinburgh musician Jed Potts, first took place in Leith Depot and has every year grown since."

Sun 22 Dec

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Broken Windows

Original, gutsy music and live spirited band fronted by Liz Jones - "Arguably in the roots rock & blues camps but by no means a comfy fit, pushing new songs to wherever they naturally go".

Fri 15 Nov

£12 / 0131 556 7060

The Burly Supper

A night of Tantalising and sensational Burlesque performances from some of the top performers in the UK and Ireland.

Sat 9 May 2020

£45 / 0131 556 7060

Carter Sampson

The Oklahoma City-based artist is blessed by a musical family legacy that includes talents like Roy Orbison. Her journey as a naturally independent, free-spirited musician has seemed almost predestined at times. At age 15 she began experimenting with sound as a way to pass the time; now her creativity has matured into…

Tue 29 Oct

£14.30 / 0131 556 7060

The Cathode Ray

The Cathode Ray started life in 2006 as a songwriting collaboration between singer/songwriter Jeremy Thoms and ex- Josef K frontman, Paul Haig, originally based on a loose concept of forging late seventies New York, with late seventies Manchester.

Fri 1 Nov

£7.50 / 0131 556 7060

The Chords UK

Mod music by the London-based band.

Fri 1 Nov

£13.75 / 0131 556 7060

With Department S.

Ciaran Ryan

Uptempo, dancey Irish trad style original tunes with elements of Bluegrass, Classical and Rockabilly.

Sun 24 Nov

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Sat 9 Nov

£5 / 0131 556 7060

The Crunch

Combining the talents of these four renowned rock and punk players. Fronting the operation is Sulo Karlsson, the honey-n-gravel voice of Swedish blues-rockers Diamond Dogs.

Fri 13 Mar 2020

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Edinburgh Blues Club  featuring Kai Strauss and The Electric Blues Allstars

Edinburgh Blues Club is a Social Enterprise established to harness popular support for a regular blues events in Edinburgh to ensure that the city and surrounding areas do not miss out on quality touring blues acts.

Sat 23 May 2020

£17.60 / 0131 556 7060

Edinburgh's Wildest Tease

Edinburgh are you ready to get wild? The Wildest Tease is bringing you the very best in burlesque entertainment. It is our very first show and we are launching with one big sparkly bang!!

Fri 24 Jan 2020

£15 / 0131 556 7060

Elma @ Voodoo Rooms

Elma return to Scotland for their first headline show. Expect to hear favourites from their debut album Dreamland along with exciting new material.

Wed 20 Nov

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Emme Woods

Singer-songwriter.

Mon 28 Oct

£11 / 0131 556 7060

The Festive Frolics Cabaret Show and Dinner

Festive Frolics is the cabaret show that adds that extra sparkle to your Christmas, delivering the best in cabaret entertainment, from high kicking can cans, to ethereal fan dancers, circus performers and comedy entertainers.

Sat 14 Dec

£55 / 0131 556 7060

The Firrenes

Edinburgh-based rock band.

Sat 23 Nov

Over-18s only

£10 (£7 (student/unwaged) / 01312085373

A Foreigner's Journey

Two-pronged tribute to soft rock titans Journey and Foreigner.

Sat 9 Nov

£13.38 / 0131 556 7060

Fresh Produce Extra

Tomorrow Syndicate Deliver an orchestration of pure synth heaven all bound together by captivating vocals. This Glasgow 5 piece can do no wrong in my eyes. They will transfix you with not only there sound but with there accompanying video installation. Its Neu its Kraftwerk its Tomita its Sci-Fi its Korg its Moog it…

Thu 24 Oct

£7.70 / 0131 556 7060

Full Fat

Full Fat are a Blues Soul trio who have made a name for themselves performing throughout Scotland and the North East.

Sun 3 Nov

£6 / 0131 556 7060

Funkdozer Meets Broken Windows

Funk and blues night with members from both Funkdozer and Broken Windows.

Fri 15 Nov

£13.52 / 0131 556 7060

Genesis Visible Touch

Genesis Visible Touch celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Duke album, recreating the iconic 1980 setlist in 2019.

Sun 16 Feb 2020

£17.26 / 0131 556 7060

The Gift And Comedy Of Errors Live

The Gift are a modern art rock band from London who pack a big punch live, blending melody and strong songs with dramatic excitement. This is their 3rd visit to The Voodoo Rooms. Comedy Of Errors are an excellent band from Glasgow, purveying beautiful, modern progressive rock with classical influences and heartfelt…

Sat 28 Mar 2020

£11 / 0131 556 7060

The Godfathers

Veteran alt.rock band from London, credited with being a precursor to the Britpop movement of the 1990s.

Fri 7 Feb 2020

£16.88 / 0131 556 7060

Halloween19 Geein It Laldy

Devils in Skirts EP launch/Halloween party with live bands, burlesque show and a dj until 1am.

Thu 31 Oct

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Harri Endersby

Harri Endersby is a songwriter and musician whose music blurs the lines of the folk genre, drawing inspiration from both contemporary and traditional music, as well as the rugged landscape of County Durham, the place that she calls home.

Mon 28 Oct

£8.80 / 0131 556 7060

Jammin' at Voodoo

Monthly Live Jam Session with some of Scotland's leading musicians playing lounge grooves from many genres.

Wed 13 Nov

Free / 0131 556 7060

Jammin' at Voodoo

Monthly Live Jam Session with some of Scotland's leading musicians playing lounge grooves from many genres.

Wed 11 Dec

Free / 0131 556 7060

Jarrod Dickenson

Americana, folk and roots blues singer-songwriter.

Mon 2 Dec

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Jawbone

Beginning as a collaboration between established solo artists Paddy Milner (keyboards, vocals) and Marcus Bonfanti (guitar, vocals), the band was soon joined by the renowned rhythm section of Rex Horan (bass, vocals) and Evan Jenkins (drums, percussio

Thu 24 Oct

£16.88 / 0131 556 7060

Jersey Budd and Silverball

Jersey Budd may just be the best musician you?ve never heard of. He made his name playing ?rollicking bar room rock?n?roll? (Q magazine) with ?everyman appeal? (The Guardian) and has the ability

Thu 14 Nov

£13.20 / 0131 556 7060

Just Beatles

Tribute to The Beatles.

Sat 15 Feb 2020

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Justified Sinners

Justified Sinners are a guitar based rock emergence, hailing from the haunted darkness of Edinburgh. All members of the energy are rock stars currently working undercover in normal jobs, collecting material and information for the forthcoming musical opus

Sat 16 Nov

Free / 0131 556 7060

Kabarett DysUtopia

Serious satirical silliness, songs and democratic participation, fascist entertainment. Join us for some jovial celebration of high functioning democracy. Retrospective foresight calls for a little Cabariot.

Wed 30 Oct

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Kabarett DysUtopia

Serious satirical silliness, songs and democratic participation, fascist entertainment. Join us for some jovial celebration of high functioning democracy. Retrospective foresight calls for a little Cabariot.

Wed 27 Nov

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Kabarett DysUtopia

Serious satirical silliness, songs and democratic participation, fascist entertainment. Join us for some jovial celebration of high functioning democracy. Retrospective foresight calls for a little Cabariot.

Wed 11 Dec

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Keith Merrow and Nick Johnston UK Schecter Clinic

Guitar Guitar present a free Schecter Guitar Clinic with Keith Merrow & Nick Johnston. Come join us! Follow the link to book your space.

Thu 7 Nov

Free / 0131 556 7060

A Kick Up The 90s

A Kick Up The 90s bring their 90's tribute show to the Voodoo Rooms. 2 hours of start to finish 90s hits and anthems featuring songs from acts such as Oasis, Pulp, Blur, The Stone Roses, Supergrass, The Happy Mondays and a whole lot more.

Fri 31 Jan 2020

Free / 0131 556 7060

Koch Marshall Trio

Mascot Label Group / Players Club recording artists Koch-Marshall Trio, consists of American guitarist Greg Koch, his son Dylan Koch on drums and Hammond B3 specialist Toby Lee Marshall.

Sun 3 Nov

£19.80 / 0131 556 7060

Laurie Black: Space Cadette

Laurie Black lands her cabaret spaceship at its spiritual home The Voodoo Rooms after an intergalactic run at in this very establishment during the Edinburgh Fringe. An award winning journey to outer space, this is a musical comedy cabaret about being the first woman to set foot (stiletto heel) on the moon.  Expect sci…

Fri 22 Nov

£6.84 / 0131 556 7060

Laurie Black: Space Cadette

Join alien babe cabaret queen Laurie Black and her spaceship-synthesiser on the journey of a lifetime to the moon. Winner of Best Emerging Artist at Adelaide Fringe 2018 and Weekly Best Music, expect original songs and quirky covers.

Fri 22 Nov

£5 / 0131 556 7060

London Blues Week 2017: Climax Blues Band

This veteran outfit has been flying the flag for British blues since the 1960s. Vocalist and harmonica player Colin Cooper, who formed the band in 1967, died in 2008 but wanted the band to continue. The current line-up of skilled bluesmen pays tribute to classics like Couldn't Get It Right and I Love You as well as…

Sat 30 Nov

£20.25 / 0131 556 7060

Martin Stephenson & The Daintees

Now resident in Scotland, the respected Geordie songwriter performs with his band The Daintees.

Thu 5 Dec

£19.25 / 0131 556 7060

McFleetwood

Scottish tribute to Fleetwood Mac.

Sat 7 Dec

£15.65 / 0131 556 7060

The Mekons 77

The original 70s lineup of Anglo-American post-punk art-rockers The Mekons reunite.

Wed 13 Nov

£20 / 0131 556 7060

  • 19:30

One Reckless Night (Bryan Adams Tribute)

A tribute to Bryan Adams Reckless album and more.

Sat 26 Oct

£8 / 0131 556 7060

The Poetry Circus Poetry Bordello

Poetry Bordello is back with a cabaret of spoken word theatre and burlesque.

Wed 13 Nov

Over-18s only

£7.50 / 0131 556 7060

Rebecca Downes

Edinburgh Blues Club is a Social Enterprise established to harness popular support for a regular blues events in Edinburgh to ensure that the city and surrounding areas do not miss out on quality touring blues acts.

Sat 22 Feb 2020

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

The Rising

The Rising: The UK?s No 1 Springsteen tribute bring their two-and-a-half-hour performance to the Voodoo rooms for the first time this December as part of their 10 year anniversary tour.

Sat 21 Dec

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Robert Vincent

English singer-songwriter.

Sun 1 Dec

£15.40 / 0131 556 7060

Seth Rosenbloom

Edinburgh Blues Club is a Social Enterprise established to harness popular support for a regular blues events in Edinburgh to ensure that the city and surrounding areas do not miss out on quality touring blues acts.

Sun 8 Dec

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Soulacoaster

Twelve-piece soul band playing hits made famous by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and The Commitments.

Sat 16 Nov

£7 / 0131 556 7060

Soulacoaster - Live at the Voodoo Rooms

Edinburgh's premier soul experience live at The Voodoo Rooms on 16th November

Sat 16 Nov

£8.14 / 0131 556 7060

Steve Rodgers

Steve Rodgers, singer songwriter, has just completed recording his ?much anticipated? first album, due for release this year. His songs reflect his passion for life's depth, mystery and wonder.

Sun 8 Dec

£13 / 0131 556 7060

Stone Foundation

Northern soul band from the Midlands, rocking the old school rhythm'n'blues sound on Hammond and horns.

Thu 31 Oct

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

The Straits UK

Dire Straits tribute act.

Sun 27 Oct

£11 / 0131 556 7060

The Straits UK

Founded in 2018, The Straits UK are made up of five musicians all with a passion for delivering quality music and performance every time.

Sun 27 Oct

£10 / 0131 556 7060

The Stumble

Edinburgh Blues Club is a Social Enterprise established to harness popular support for a regular blues events in Edinburgh to ensure that the city and surrounding areas do not miss out on quality touring blues acts.

Sat 14 Mar 2020

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Tav Falco and Panther Burns

A long-awaited return to the Voodoo Rooms for the inimitable Tav Falco. Raised in rural Arkansas, Tav Falco embarked on his long, distinguished career in music, film, photgrphy and writing upon arriving in Memphis in the mid-1970s.

Mon 25 Nov

£12.50 / 0131 556 7060

Thomas Truax

New York musician who performs using homemade instruments and sound sculptures and claims to be one of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' illegitimate brood.

Wed 23 Oct

£9 / 0131 556 7060

Transmission: The Sound Of Joy Division

Tribute act devoted to recreating the atmosphere and sound of Joy Division.

Fri 15 May 2020

£13.75 / 0131 556 7060

Une

UNE are BBC 6music and Radio 2 broadcaster, musician and author Mark Radcliffe and electronica tech head Paul Langley (Robs Records/Yeti-MusicMan/SonyBMG).

Tue 26 Nov

£11.50 / 0131 556 7060

VEGAS!

Scotland's award-winning retro club night presents an evening of cocktails and cool, showgirls and swing, roulette and romance with DJs Frankie Sumatra, Bugsy Seagull, plus Nikki Nevada & The Vegas Showgirls.

Tue 31 Dec

£28.13 / 0131 556 7060

Voodoo Rooms Autumn Blues Train: Full Fat, Eustace and Chris Small

Come ride the the Blues train with FULL FAT, EUSTACE and CHRIS SMALL! Bringing blues, soul, funk, rock and sweet sweet jams all across this beautiful Scottish land. Pulling into the final station in style and capping the tour in the mysterious Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh. Come down and shake your thing to our groovy…

Sun 3 Nov

£7.06 / 0131 556 7060

We Are Champion

Queen tribute act.

Sat 16 May 2020

£11 / 0131 556 7060

We Are Champion - A Tribute To Queen

We Are Champion play the music of one of the UK's greatest rock bands with no wigs, no stick on tache, no backing tracks… just the sound, energy and spectacle of Queen in their prime played with passion and accuracy.

Sat 16 May 2020

£11 / 0131 556 7060

Withered Hand

Edinburgh scene stalwart and master of plaintive, witty outsider folk.

Wed 20 Nov

£19.25 / 0131 556 7060

Thu 21 Nov

£19.25 / 0131 556 7060

Fri 22 Nov

£19.25 / 0131 556 7060

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4. Rulou16 Jun 2009, 10:09pm2 stars The Voodoo Rooms Report

Fabulous setting, but unfortunately the distinctly mediocre food does not live up to the splendid decor.

3. Rulou16 Jun 2009, 10:07pm2 stars The Voodoo Rooms Report

Fabulous setting, but, unfortunately the distinctly mediocre food does not live up to the splendid decor.

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