Scotland’s bustling capital sure knows how to put its party hat on. Whether you need a clubbing experience to kick-start your weekend or you’re on the hunt for a cheeky mid-week party session, you can count on the city to provide a happening spot. So make a toast to the festive season and beyond with these fine clubs, suitable for your budget no matter how tight your purse strings are!
Housed in Edinburgh’s historical vaults, this cavernous gem nestled in the Cowgate boasts an atmospheric setting. On top of being a popular music venue, the club nights offer student discounts most nights of the week as cheap as FREE with your Student Recommended App. Yaldi!
36 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1, 1QR
Put on your best party pants and strut over to swanky George Street for Edinburgh’s longest-running student night. You’ll never utter the words “I don’t like Mondays” again as the start of the week is reserved for students only, with drink prices fitting the bill from only £1, outdoor DJs, Shisha AND only LED room in Scotland! Choose between cheesy pop, soul and hip hop rooms and dance ‘til you drop. There’s no reason why now…
14 George St, Edinburgh, EH12 2PF
George Street’s a pretty popular guy when it comes to hosting parties. Don your best attire and get movin’ in Lulu’s decadent surroundings. Providing some of the hottest DJ sets, offers and guest appearances, as well as stylish spaces available to hire. Mark your diaries for Tuesday’s Dirty Sexy night for thumping beats, giveaways & spot-on drinks deals.
125b, George St, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN
Open seven nights and offering drinks from a teeny £1 (not to mention a light-up dancefloor), you’ll walk through every genre of music with its many rooms providing pop, punk, RnB, cheese, indie, rock and beyond. There’s even a room dedicated to student anthems on Thursdays with free entry. What exactly are student anthems? Get your blooming dancing shoes on and boogie on over to find out!
15-17 Niddry St, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG
Discover a (light-up) dancefloor that stretches as far as the eye can see…Live out your Saturday Night Fever dreams and cut some serious shapes while clutching onto your £1.50 drink. Playing everything from house and electro to chart and wedding classics (really), don’t miss Broke! Friday’s with sought-after student mixmaster, DJ Gentleman Jonny.
3 West Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9BP
Great things come in small packages, you just need to get yourself down to Sneaky Pete’s to see it for yourself. Squeeze into the intimate venue, which regularly houses indie and rock gigs, and enjoy the weekly club nights boasting loud bass, house, gagrage and rock ‘n’ roll sounds.
73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
If you can tell your hip apart from your hop then ‘I Love Hip Hop’ Tuesdays are probably up your street. Soak in the bohemian vibe at the charity-owned art space, café, comedy venue and – of couse- club during the darker hours. The monthly Confusion nights are the cream of the crop, where the DJ/live MC duo Bossy Love provide non-stop, genre-defying, floor-fillers broken up by exciting, impromptu live rapping. Word. You’ll save a pretty penny too with discounted student prices.
66 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JX
Release some mid-week steam at the popular student haunt. The spacious two-floor music venue and nightclub includes a balcony overhanging the stage; perfect for trying to find your friend that wondered off with a new click three hours ago, or just for getting some air before diving back in for more manic dancing.
9C Victoria St, Edinburgh, EH1 2HE
As smooth as its name suggests, Silk boasts three floors of cutting-edge design, phenomenal sound and premium drinks at excellent prices. Thursday’s ‘Temple’ club night offers drinks from £1, a student-friendly VIP package and 25% student discount at the pre-bar. Even the chaps on the door are super friendly so go along and pay them some love soon.
King’s Stables Rd 28a, Edinburgh, EH1 2JY
Any karaoke kings out there? With seven rooms dedicated to the pastime at a special £2.50 per hour for students, you’ll have your chance to belt out Dancing Queen all night long. Or until someone grabs the microphone off you. Just seconds from Waverley Train Station, it’s perfect for out-of-towners as well as locals. Playing contemporary music in its vibrant & comfortably compact interiors, who knew live music, karaoke and cabaret were such a good mix?
36-39 Market St, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF
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