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Opium Nightclub

71 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JW, Scotland
+44 131 225 8382
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Cool alternative place with open mic night

Found this place passing by and heard music. It was open mic night and musicians could play for... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Hamburg, Germany
Okay but better places

Came here with my boyfriend over Halloween. I used to come here when I lived here and it was always... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Leeds, England
via mobile
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27 Oct 2017
“Cool alternative place with open mic night”
3 Sep 2017
“Okay but better places”
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71 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JW, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 8382
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Found this place passing by and heard music. It was open mic night and musicians could play for about 15-20 minutes each. Heard some really cool stuff! If you're into metal and alternative music this may be a good place!

Thank Lenchen165
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend over Halloween. I used to come here when I lived here and it was always fab. Now I find it a bit trendy, didn't know a lot of the music and I think it had lost its personality. If you're...More

Thank Draculas_Bride666
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Just moved into edinburgh recently and was taken here by one of my coworkers and I've been back a couple times already! The drinks are cheap and the venue is nice.

Thank sahilkumar0182
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This place is an absolutely amazing rock bar. Downstairs is a quieter, laid back bar type setting with a great jukebox. The decor is great, manging to seem 'industrial' (the bar is made from railway sleepers) whilst also being a very nice place to be....More

Thank jamesorr667
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is a brilliant themed bar night club, Great music! Even if you just want to chill out and listen to their jukebox and have a few beers, great selection of tunes

Thank 208725er
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I've lived near Edinburgh most of my life and being a bit of rocker have been in here plenty of times. Visited again recently, one night for a few drinks and another to see a band. Some of the reviews on here mention bad service,...More

Thank foobreak
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Opium is legit one of the best places to go in Edinburgh! The bar staff are absolutely amazing and make you feel so welcome! If you like rock music you should definitely go!!

Thank Georgina M
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday afternoon while quite quiet. We had a drink at this place and there isn't much more I can say as the place is simple. Rock music...

Thank Angielondonct
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Visited on a Hen-do. We felt very relaxed and at home here, not too busy. Great tunes and a very friendly atmosphere. Upstairs was fab for a wee dance too- no fee to get in- bonus! This will be our new place to go when...More

Thank lgardn11
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Was on a stroll around Edinburgh, bar hopping while on a mid week break with my partner and we happened upon this rock bar. Loved it!! Music was great, drinks were cheap we almost didn't continue on and came back the next night!

Thank Debbie O
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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