A 100-capacity sweatbox on Edinburgh’s main clubbing thoroughfare, Sneaky Pete’s has punched well above its weight to become the finest gig and club venue in the city. The resident club nights bring in some of the finest DJ talent in the country, with Leon Vynehall, Auntie Flo, Midland and Jacques Greene among recent highlights.
Edinburgh isn’t known as a clubbing destination. If anything, it’s known for not being one. So that it has so many excellent late-night venues may come as a surprise. Sure, it’s also home to clubs where cheesy chart choruses loom large and drinks are suspiciously cheap. But in our run-down of the absolute best clubs in Edinburgh, you’ll find the other ones. We’re talking the intimate, the under-the-radar, the ones with DJ line-ups that rival clubs in much bigger metropolises.
So take a look and remember to reel out all your best moves. And if you really want some help? We say fill up at one of many brilliant cheap restaurants in Edinburgh, then grab a pre-club drink at one of the city’s best bars. Round off an evening at one of these and you’ll be getting the very best out of the city at night.
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