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Whistle Binkies

7 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
+44 131 557 5114
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Nice put with live music

Not a great pub but definitely with a local live music, dive bar atmosphere. We got there early... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hapsam
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Atlanta, Georgia
Great pub with live music

Had a great time at Whistle Binkies. Good location and great local bands that played in the evening... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jackwisse
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Breda, The Netherlands
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Friendly pub featuring live music.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 03:00
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7 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 557 5114
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not a great pub but definitely with a local live music, dive bar atmosphere. We got there early while the band was setting up, ordered a couple of ales and waited for the band. The band was surprisingly good playing a mix of blues, American...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time at Whistle Binkies. Good location and great local bands that played in the evening starting at 9 pm.

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Thank jackwisse
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit every year when attending RHS - love this bar Great selection of beers, always plenty of staff who are friendly

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Great live music coming up to the street is what drew us there. The atmosphere was fantastic. All ages too. Very music orientated and a great place to drink and dance.

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Thank Janice B
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this gem by complete mistake. We had an amazing time on Saturday night. The band's on while we were in were brilliant. Cheap drinks for a prime spot in Edinburgh. Brilliant atmosphere. Hope to return soon

Thank Lauren M
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Whistle Binkies is a great place where we met lots of other travellers. Great set up to talk to other people - live bands and friendly staff. This pub is little more on the grungy side, but don't let that hold you back from having...More

1  Thank Katie C
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We went in early on a Friday, the staff were friendly and the music wasn't too loud. I found something odd in one of my ice cubes (looked like a flea but the black death isn't a thing anymore right?) and the barman replaced my...More

1  Thank Benjamin R
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We've just been for a weekend in Edinburgh and were recommended this bar by a trip advisor member. We were staying at Jurys Inn and this bar is close by. We were so pleased it had been suggested as we ended up calling in both...More

Thank TyneAndWearColumbus
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This place is well worth a visit if you like music. Live bands and open mike makes it a must. A wide group of nationalities makes this venue more interesting.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Our second drink order was misheard and instead of Diet Coke it was full, so my friend immediately popped back to the bar and asked for them to change her drink but the lady behind the bar stated she could be bringing ‘anything’ back and...More

Thank Emma W
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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
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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
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Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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cvjco220
13 February 2018|
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Response from KaminiR | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure,but suspect it’s lively every night
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thhngrytrvlr
14 October 2016|
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Response from Anita M | Reviewed this property |
No. over 18's only
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Laura030872
9 December 2015|
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Response from paulcumbria |
I will try to find out as we are visiting next weekend.
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