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Whistle Binkies

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Address: 7 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 13:00 - 03:00
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Friendly pub featuring live music.

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Live music & great selection

We visited here for a few pints on a recent visit to Edinburgh. The atmosphere was quite good and they had live music. Unfortunately the music finished fairly early. There was... read more

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Cork
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Cork
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited here for a few pints on a recent visit to Edinburgh. The atmosphere was quite good and they had live music. Unfortunately the music finished fairly early. There was also a great selection of beers here. They had lots of options on draft which was great.

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Rodgau
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great Pub to go to. We had a Great last Night in Edinburgh at the whistlebinkies, er recommend it dir Sure, we will visit it again.

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Thank Nadine W
Whitefield, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very friendly and the band was amazing! Great place to go out at night in Edinburgh!

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Thank aperki
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Live band at 9:30 on a Wednesday night. Rock band. Not traditional Scottish music. Nice pub atmosphere.

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Thank Shannon R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here before but not at this time, really good band and tunes to hear on a Saturday afternoon in a really good bar!!

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Thank Gordy73
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pub with live bands from 5pm til 3am Saturdays, free entry before midnight. Situated just a minutes walk from the Royal Mile. Drink promotions often available. Highly recommend!

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Thank Big_Jacs
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lively bar, friendly clientele. Reasonably priced drinks. Great music from a live band. Free to get in, making it great value for a bar open til 3am.

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pub is lovely and very cosy. There is plenty of seating and room for standing around tables. The music was very good, we were there on Monday and Tuesday night. there were live bands both nights which played a variety of music. The drinks were reasonably priced and servers were friendly and served you promptly.

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Edinburgh
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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

always nice to know there is somewhere near by with music on - good selection of bands every day of the week

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New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I stopped in on a Saturday evening. We ended up staying to close because the band was playing fun covers. The liquor choices were somewhat limited, but drinks were pretty much what you'd expect from an average bar.

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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