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Whistle Binkies

7 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
+44 131 557 5114
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Nice little bar with friendly staff

We went in early on a Friday, the staff were friendly and the music wasn't too loud. I found... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Benjamin R
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Great bar with excellent bands

We've just been for a weekend in Edinburgh and were recommended this bar by a trip advisor... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
TyneAndWearColumbus
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tyne and wear
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Friendly pub featuring live music.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 5:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
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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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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.

Thank JARYED
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic little old fashioned bar with live music and a fab selection of draught beers - one of the few places I’ve found with my favourite Hop House 13 on tap.

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there last night for a few drinks with friends and was short changed £10. When confronted staff did not even care. Left them my phone number but they never called back. Just bad business. Used to come here before but now will never go...More

Thank Nattaphan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For some reason I had a difficult time finding a pub where the majority of customers were under 30. On my last night I went to Whistle Binkies and I absolutely loved it! The atmosphere was nice, the live music was great (and not too...More

Thank Estella0318
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We have been every time we have visited Edinburgh and loved the place music and atmosphere but Had a very bad experience with some really dodgy guys, and the door staff seemed totally disinterested offered no help whatsoever at all so we just left which...More

1  Thank bev h
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The live music on the night we went was the Spylaws they were exceptional and did some of their own covers. The atmosphere was amazing. The staff were friendly and the whole vibe of the place blew away our expectations. Drinks were reasonable price. It...More

Thank chatbox
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Great place and great music staff really friendly and since it was Scotland England rugby match it was great company

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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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