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Bongo Club

66 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JX, Scotland
+44 131 558 8844
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Great music, nice staff

Music was great, heavy DnB on the night we went first time in Bongo, will definitely be back once... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Jack G
Terrible customer service

My friends and I were only enquiring as to how much the club was to enter. We were all sober and... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Emily R
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An eclectic pub featuring live music and contemporary art exhibits.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good5%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible50%
6 May 2017
“Very disappointing ”
16 Jul 2017
“Great music, nice staff”
66 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JX, Scotland
Old Town
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Music was great, heavy DnB on the night we went first time in Bongo, will definitely be back once the refurb is done! Staff were great drinks were same price as anywhere else!

Thank Jack G
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

My friends and I were only enquiring as to how much the club was to enter. We were all sober and only trying to ask politely. We were told it was £6.50 for entry before midnight and, having heard only mediocre reviews from multiple friends...More

2  Thank Emily R
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely disappointed with your security. Always come in after our shift at other bar in town. Myself and 3 other friends were coming in. 2 of my female friends were drinking all night and got in ok. But security stopped my male friend who was...More

2  Thank Akvilė S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My first experience of nightlife in Edinburgh, this is a quirky arty alternative venue that has it's own individuality. I was here to see their monthly arts/spoken word/music night Flint and Pitch great range of acts, like the amount of space in the room ,...More

Thank hairdy
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The bongo is a bit of a scruffy no-nonsense place but they put on a huge variety of different nights and the drinks are cheaper than most places these days. Some nights are good to go to regardless of who is playing but a lot...More

2  Thank EdinburghGuy2017
Reviewed 2 January 2017

After a pretty average street party, this was the perfect tonic. Great music upstairs and downstairs, decent drinks and very friendly door staff. Had a blinder

1  Thank Harryg3
Reviewed 7 May 2016

On Friday night (6th May) my two friends and I, all students, queued patiently to get into the club. As we approach the front of the queue the bouncers take an older guy who had joined us in the queue away to the side (we...More

6  Thank rachel88ed
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

A mixed age of 6 people looking to spend our staff night our money and rejected for being too old when it's students night. Likely because we were not wearing crappy clothes and dressed nice. I'm only 24 and got rejected for being too old....More

2  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Went to pick up my bag from cloakroom the next day from cloakroom as I forgot at the end of the night only to find that my expensive earphones had been stolen

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Bouncers are paps who think they're solid but would get decked in one bat...apart from that half decent. Espionage is a better night

4  Thank mysticmac
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
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