Stina's Blog: Alternative Club Nights in Edinburgh

By Megan 14 Oct 2016

Looking for a night out in Edinburgh that’s a little bit different? Look no further!

  1. Hive Trash Tuesdays
    15-17 Niddry Street,  Edinburgh EH1 1LG

    If you’re looking for the cheapest night out possible then the Hive should be your first choice. It is located just off the Royal Mile on Niddry Street and it’s free entry Monday to Thursday. If you’re heading down for their ‘Trash’ night on a Tuesday expect two dance floors with the best Rock and Indie tunes as well as £1 drinks.
  2. Liquid Rooms ‘Propaganda’ Every Friday
    9C Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2HE

    Liquid Rooms can be found on Victoria Street close to the Grassmarket. It hosts the UK wide club night ‘Propaganda’ every Friday. If you decide to give it a try you can look forward to lots of Britpop and Indie music with the odd bit of Hip Hop thrown into the mix as well as student-friendly prices.
    Make sure to get yourself on the guest list to get discounted entry.
  3. Citrus (Fridays and Saturdays)
    40-42 Grindlay Street, West End, Edinburgh EH3 9AP

    Citrus has been around for 23 years. It is located just off Lothian Road right next to Usher Hall and is open 2 days a week. Friday nights are reserved for indie and rock music from the 70s, 80s and 90s while on Saturdays you can expect more recent tunes. The Entry is £5 and it comes with sweets!
  4. Opium
    71 Cowgate, Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 1JW

    If you’re into metal or hard rock Opium is the place to be for you. Located on Cowgate, there is a bar area with seats downstairs if you’re looking for a quiet night out and also a dance floor upstairs. Opium also hosts concerts if you fancy checking out one of the local up and coming bands. It’s free entry although there’s usually a small entry fee if you go and see one of the gigs.
  5. Sneaky Pete's
    73 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JW

    Located right next to Opium, Sneaky Pete’s is significantly smaller but that only adds to its charm. It hosts lots of gigs and its size really makes those concerts a unique experience. In addition to this it also hosts club nights which play a wide range of music from electro to rock so there’s really something for everyone. Sneaky Pete’s isn’t the cheapest student option but nevertheless highly recommended.

    I hope that you give some of these places a try and that you enjoy them just as much as I do!

Megan is part of the QMU Browzer Team
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