Scotland Nightlife

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    by atom42
  • Nightlife
    by scott555
  • "My ears are feeling the wind!"
    by Bennytheball

Scotland Nightlife

  • George Street

    Edinburgh Nightlife

    Stylish bar on corner of St Andrews Sq/George St that has a stunning world map of the wine growing areas painted on the ceiling. The food is good and the wine is so valued that it's in a vault in the basement. Smart casual

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  • Sauchiehall Street

    Glasgow Nightlife

    The pubs and clubs in Sauchiehall Street can be very difficult to get into on certain nights when they only open up for students of the local university. You'll have to show your cards to get past the bouncers. On our first trip to the street we were lucky enough to be accompanied by two female friends who were still students. One of them was the...

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  • Grassmarket/Victoria Street

    Edinburgh Nightlife

    Sitting on a bench and drinking a pint in the exact same spot where for the past 5 centuries weary travellers and merchants have sat, drinking a pint just as I am now... that's what the pubs in the beautiful heart of Edinburgh are all about. Even if you're not in the mood for a drink or food, the White Hart Inn is more than a pub, it’s an...

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  • The Garage

    Glasgow Nightlife

    Three of us were driving across Scotland for a week, and ended up in Glasgow on Sat, 1st Feb eve. So, we decided to go out to one of the few places that our host in the hotel suggested. However, we were refused entry into this one to start with on some excuse of guestlist only or some special student event happening. Even though, speking to several...

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  • Rose Street

    Edinburgh Nightlife

    Dirty Dick's was established in 1859. Before you think that the name sounds like something you could catch on a stag-weekend or a naughty holiday to Thailand, here's the story: Dick was an old lad in the 1850s who cleaned-up the mess (dung) that the horses left behind all along Rose Street. This job earned him the nick name of 'Dirty Dick'....

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  • King Tuts

    Glasgow Nightlife

    it is the best nightclub in the city.in the country {and scotland has many ways of having a great night out} its not about dress here its all the musicians + the music Every first Sunday of the month they have an afternoon for unsigned bands.it must be the most pleasant sunday afternoon in the galaxy.

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  • Cowgate

    Edinburgh Nightlife

    This is the club for you if you are after some rock! Downstairs is a jukebox (the Pixies! Metallica! Awesome!) and upstairs they have a DJ. We ended up there on Monday though, which is when they have rock karaoke- good for a laugh, especially cause their drinks are so frickin cheap! Black.

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  • THEATRES

    Glasgow Nightlife

    On our final night in Glasgow, we went to the theatre to see a production of 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' by the Paisley Musical and Operatic Society. The show was very professional and fun to watch. Designed by Frank Matcham, the theatre opened in 1904 and is one of Glasgow's most popular venues. A great night out in a historic little theatre in...

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  • Theatre/Entertainment

    Edinburgh Nightlife

    The main reason why I was in Edinburgh was to see 'The Phantom of the Opera' at The Playhouse. I'm a big fan of the musical and have seen it many times. As well as marking my 50th visit to the musical it was one of the actors (who played Phantom) last performances over the weekend (September 2012). I was keen to see him perform as Phantom for the...

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  • Cathouse

    Glasgow Nightlife

    Pros: the Cathouse is a concert hall, and hosts bands ranging from punk to true black metal. As a concert hall, only the first floor is open to the public, making it a small but manageable venue. The sound is not that bad and it brings great bands in an easy to find location (just under central station. Cons: It is quite dire as a nightclub and...

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  • Uncategorised

    Edinburgh Nightlife

    Walking to a pub with live folk music I found this beautiful building, till now unidentified. By the way, the music was lively, the bar was small but friendly, and I don't remeber where, so, go search for yourself and look around. That's the fun. - Yes, I already know what it is - it's George Heriot's school, and I would love to see ot by day.

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  • Tiger Tiger

    Glasgow Nightlife

    Enjoy a variety of environments, each with their own distinctive décor, ambience and style. Set over several floors, the individually designed rooms and musical styles include the laid back Lounge Bar, funky Kaz Bar, contemporary restaurant and up-beat Club: to provide the complete night out until late. Tiger Tiger’s imaginative menus are well...

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  • Royal Mile (Miscellaneous)

    Edinburgh Nightlife

    Empires is a turkish restaurant in Edinburgh Old Town which offers a fantastic experience. This restaurant/café is not all about the food but the ambience and charm of this little place in amazing and to me rather unique. Walls are covered with pottery which are for sale and rugs and pillows give a true bohemian feel. Food is turkish and spanish...

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  • West End

    Glasgow Nightlife

    Hawkhead is right the central core is not that big but if you centre yourself on the charing cross area ,you get all the fun of the west end of charing cross and the student bars/clubs/and casinos,the former being not just for students but is a reflection on the prices you will pay once you get inside.You can get a good value room at etap hotel 3...

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  • West End

    Edinburgh Nightlife

    Hudsons Bar is part Edinburghs newest hotel and is a great place to spend the night. Large plasma screens behind the bar dissappear into the ceiling when not required. Good selection of wines and table service. There is also a basement club that I've yet to visit but have heard good reports. This venue was formerly a Post Office before being...

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  • The Shack

    Glasgow Nightlife

    One of the two main students clubs in Glasgow, the other is the Garage. I prefer the Shack cos it's a nicer club inside and the music is better. Typical student tunes, cheesy music, chart stuff, RnB, etc. Popular every night of the week, but is too busy on Saturdays. Usually a queue outside so be prepared to wait. Easier to get in if you have...

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  • General/Non-specific

    Edinburgh Nightlife

    This leisure complex hosts a number of restaurants as well as a cinema, health club, bars and so forth. Restaurants include Filling Station, Frankie & Benny's, The Glasshouse, La Tasca, Lloyds No. 1 Bar, Pizza Hut and The Slug and Lettuce. We visited Frankie & Benny's for lunch during my weekend in Edinburgh in September 2012. Please click onto...

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  • O'Neills

    Glasgow Nightlife

    I'll be honest, by the time we ended up at this place we well "into our evening", so my take on O'Neill's might not be the most accurate. I understand that by day this chain pub is an OK place to get a pint and a meal. However, when I was there we actually ended up next door in O'Neill's Music Room which was a full on club. Most of the tables and...

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  • Lawnmarket

    Edinburgh Nightlife

    After visiting Edinburgh Castle where we visited the Royal Scots Regimental Museum and learned about Ensign Ewart capturing the French 45th's Regiment's Eagle and Standard at the Battle of Waterloo we then visited the pub of the same name. I needed to visit the Ladies Room but wait there is a combination lock on the door - but hey I know this code...

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  • Bar Oz

    Glasgow Nightlife

    Bar Oz that with it's confused interior and mock australian memorabillia has been consigned to the the scrapheap. In it's new incarnation the bar (Coopers) has taken the name of the grocers shop that was a West End landmark on this site for decades (the brass nameplate is still embeded into the pavement). The bar has been extremely well updated...

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  • Stockbridge

    Edinburgh Nightlife

    Hectors Very swish bar with a great wine list. Suitable at ant time of the day whether for a coffee in the afternoon whilst reading the paper or a bottle of wine wi some pals to get an eveing going. Food is good and there is a fine selection of tapas to nibble away on. Casual

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  • The counting house

    Glasgow Nightlife

    A JD Wetherspoons Pub in the Centre of Glasgow, Just off George Square. Being a wetherspoons pub there is no music but the price of drinking is half the price of other bars in the area. Pints of Lager start at £1.29 and bitter at £0.99 Casual

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  • High Street

    Edinburgh Nightlife

    History At the Battle of Flodden in 1513 King James IV and most of the Scottish nobility of the day were killed by the English. Scotland lay defenceless and the citizens of Edinburgh rapidly built a stone wall around the city to protect it, the Flodden Wall. The wall proved pretty useless when Henry VIII's forces invaded in 1544, but it did very...

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  • A Great Place for a Pint and a Live Band

    I figured that Edinburgh would have plenty of places of hang out and have a pint and I was right. Out of the bunch that I visited Bannerman's may have been my favourite. I was so swept up with the layout of this bar that I wanted to take it back to Toronto. Bannerman's is divided into two sections. The front has an island bar and is decorated in...

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  • My First Real Scottish Pub

    The Horse Shoe Bar is the very first authentic Scottish Pub that I have ever drunk in. This sort of pub is now found throughout the world, even in Shanghai. However there is nothing like the real thing. It Scotland they are not "corporate" and have a homey feel. The Horse Shoe is no different. It is rather large and has mutlipule flatscreen...

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  • Traditional music

    I am a fan of traditional music of all nations, and Scotland's music scene is legendary. You can find excellent local music being played live all over the country. Check out this website to see who'll be playing in the towns you're visiting.

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  • The Scottish sure love their "Whiski" ;)

    During the day, the Whiski Bar is a pub where great food and drink can be enjoyed inexpensively within a quiet, relaxed, comfortable environment. At night, the pub comes alive with nightly live music (with a changing musical theme every night) and a crowd of Edinburgh locals. The bar itself is overly decorated, but in a good way. All throughout the...

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  • Water and Skies

    From where we camp it is the most wonderful sight watching the sky change colour and reflect in the sea as the night draws in.It seems to become really calm and just the most amazing sight. Often we spot seals just before darkness as conditions are perfect.And there are always the sunsets to watch....... Yes, you do get them in Scotland!!

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  • Scotlands Biggest Club

    Boasting over 8 different DJ’s on any one night all acting as whirling dervish pied-pipers leading the crowds into fits of spontaneous dancing, The Garage has established a substantial following in Glasgow and are unrivalled in their ability to deliver memorable nights out. Keeping the musical standards high while maintaining all the important...

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  • Glasgow Metal Nightclub

    Decent nighclub right next to Glasgow Central Station.2 floors, first playing metal, second playing more emo stuff.Drinks can be a bit expensive so look out for the offers.Also has themed nights, check the website or flyers for more details.The Cathouse also reguarly holds live gigs, for more popular bands such as Gorgoroth, Turisas, Abgott,...

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  • Good website for live music in Scotland

    Scotland is rightly proud of its musical heritage. Live music is a BIG thing in Scotland and you can happen upon music performances in many pubs and bars across the country, much of it free of charge.This website centralises information on some key Scottish cities and is kept very up to date. Music is categorised (folk and world music, jazz etc)....

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  • Sunset over Jura

    From our camp site at Port Ban the lack of midges, (at times) allowed us breath-taking views of the sun disappearing behind Jura. Insect repellent and citronella candles etc.

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  • A Fine Scottish Welcome

    Don't ask me how to pronounce it, but definitely stop by if your in Glasgow's west side. This was the first place my friends took me after I arrived, and it happened to be a night when they had live music. The crowd was quite diverse - young & old, conservative & hippie - and everyone was friendly. Good times had by all.

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  • A new definition of Nightlife

    When walking on the Royal Mile you cannot miss the ticket booths for ghostwalk tickets. A ghostwalk during the evening hours (duration of most walks is approx. 1 hour) is really to be recommended. The walks have different themes, but the general idea is that the one who is leading the group tells you “terrible” stories from the past and leads you...

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  • Whisky, Music, Dance, Laughter ......

    To listen to Scottish Music whilst reading this tip, first open up in a second window http://www.peatbogfaeries.com/music.html Imagine you are here, and read on :-) ... Find yourself a bar with a wood fire and fiddles on the wall, ... coffee, beer and whisky, tall stories and smiling faces. Maybe a dog on the floor.Get a large single malt Scotch...

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  • A Party in the Teepee

    Bonfire, Music, Drink, Dance, ... in the Teepee at Wester Lix,by Killin.This was our wedding night - don't ask what my relatives were up to - they don't know either!Be adventurous - think outside the box - and you should find "like minded people" in Scotland - but don't expect to find it "on a plate". Ask. Talk to people, take time to get to know...

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  • Where to plan you campaign from

    This JD Wetherspoons pub is the perfect place to plan your visit of Scotland.You either love 'em or hate 'em - Wetherspoon's pubs and this is no exception. Cheap beer, reasonable food and friendly staff come as standard in most Wetherspoon establishments.What sets it apart is it's location on St Vincent street on a corner of George Sq. and the fact...

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  • Pubs in General

    In general try to go to a local pub! In most cases you can join the people at the bar (don't try to sit at a table! you will stay there until closing time).Try not to go into a pub of very small towns, they see you as an intruder and you will feel yourself not welcome. streetwear

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  • Inverness nightlife

    There are a few pubs where there is a life band playing. You find them in the Scottish "Throtter". Be prepared to get drunk, talk to tough guys drinking Guinness and Whisky! Go to there favorite pubs and show them that Belgians can “drink until they slip under the table” :pBy the way, say hello there from there Belgian Brother! And don’t ask the...

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  • Don't Pass Through The Church!!

    What was very unexpected for me here churches-nightclubs or bars...:)It looks impressive & original. I found some interesting interiers as well ..but another thing is life inside...comperaring to Lithuanian night clubs ,I would say night clubs in Aberdeen, has too less place for dancing, for feeling free - actually no space at all! & music...can't...

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  • Nightlife in Greenoch

    In Greenoch lives a lot of students, James Watt College is huge! And of course all students like to be out partying in the nights. My best tip is to ask other students, they know where to go. The scottish clubs with only scotts are not to recommend. But start at James Watt Pub and drink a Niagara before you follow the other students out! Have...

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  • Great bar

    The interior was awesome. Somewhere near Hanover street. Whole decor with a Jekyll & Hyde theme - test tubes, skeletons, etc.

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  • edinburgh

    The Beehive Inn is an historic pub located in the Grassmarket area. What I like about it is that 't's quite anonymous, despite its rich history dating back to the 16th century. On the plus sides there's a beer-garden (lovely in summer) and a restaurant upstair. If you take part in an Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour, this is where you'll likely start...

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  • If in Scotland and looking for...

    If in Scotland and looking for a good night out - find a ceilidh to go to! This is a traditional scottish evening with a band and lots of dancing - doesn't matter if you don't know how to do Scottish dancing there will always be someone to show you - and it is great fun!Places such as The Riverside Club and the Renfrew Ferry in Glasgow and the...

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  • Pubs to Visit in Edinburgh

    There are so many pubs to visit in Edinburgh it is hard to make a definitive list - some of my favourites:For Trendy - try the Opal Lounge in George Street or Bar 38 also in George StreetFor Traditional - try the bars in the Grassmarket, The Malt Shovel on Cockburn StreetFor Bizarre - try Frankensteins up near the Museum of Scotland.For Always...

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