Edinburgh Clubs

Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city, then b day. then alphabetically by title. Clu s thl be listed provided u -to-date details reach our offices at east eight days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Edinburgh club listings compiled by James Smart.


I Bass Invaders at The Pond Bar. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Just when you think all the best club name puns have been taken, this one jumps up and pops ya in tha ass. God bless surprises and god bless quality funk, hip hop and breaks. I Baracoa at Baracoa. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Nano plays the Latino grooves to make you salsa with dance classes from Sam (£4).

I Tropico Y Topico at El Barrio. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. DJs from the Bongo Club in Manchester and DJ Jaffar and Zuppa lnglese from Arakataca spin a spicy selection of African, Afro Latin and Afro Caribbean dance music.

I Gilded Saloon at Gilded Saloon. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Niall Young, Scott McKenzie, Scott Elliot and guests provide a selection of smooth dance grooves.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Tim Makon and Colin Chapman play delectable house grooves for the laid-back drinking crowd. I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar (downstairs). 9pm—lam. Free. 19 Oct. Fortnightly. The tastiest cheese selection from Edinburgh’s original E-Z sleazies Al and Kam the Mullet.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Gary Mac (Sublime) brings down a few boxes of his favourite funky tunes, mellowed out with some soulful house.

I Mellow Mellow Right On at The Carwash. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. DJ sofa Boy squeezes out an eclectic mix of chilled funk and nu jazz sounds.

I Oxygen at Oxygen. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Mark Edmondson and Mr Todd rotate on a fortnightly basis with some damn funky grooves.

I Prefix at Bliss. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. The X-Residents and guests supply house and garage grooves, plus original tunes.

I Rookie Night at PopRokit. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A brand new venture that offers unknown DJs the opportunity to leave their bedrooms behind and play out to a crowd. See Hitlist.

I Salsa Viva at Cuba Norte. IOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Salsa and Latin DJs on rotation.

I Strange Beats at The Watershed. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A solid funk and soul selection.

I Undercover Brothers at The City Cafe. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A live take on the pre-club scenario with saxophone and percussion accompanying the decks selection from Adrian, with lyrical enhancement from A]. (Yush Recordings).

I Vortex at La Belle Angele. 7—11pm. 26 Oct. Monthly. Ease yourself into the relevant vibe in this warm-up session for the new trance night.


I C.C. Blooms at C.C. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Work that body to Hi-NRG dance action at this ever-ready gay bar. I Cool Runnings at The Attic. 10.30pm-3am. £4. 26 Oct. Fortnightly. DJ Dirtsman spins a hip hop, ragga and R&B selection for the big up rasta massive.

I Da Break at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 19 Oct. Monthly. Residents Demon and Bertie mix up some diny grooves alongside Hibernian

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hip hop from the Plastic Surgeons. It’s the Irish DMC Heat winners’ only Scottish date, so get out there and break those beats to pieces.

I Dust at Studio 24. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A cross-section of alternative sounds from the infamous DJ Dave, taking in punk, hardcore and goth before spewing them out and pogoing like a madman.

I Dysfunction at The Venue. 9pm-3am. £3. 26 Oct. Fortnightly. DJs Ewan and Jane playing a mix of nu metal, hardcore, skate punk and industrial.

I Dysfunction at The Attic, (entry through Legends). 9pm—3am. Free. 19 Oct. Fortnightly. Dysfunction showcases an evening of live metal and punk.

I Ethos at Studio 24. llpm—3am. £3. 19 Oct. Monthly. Steave and D.H.B. provide the full-on trance and techno tunes.

I Future Primitive at The Venue (Cooler). 10.30pm—3am. £2. 2 Nov. Monthly. Refreshingly unpretentious (and cheap) crossover night where the residents casually skip from ambient electronica to techno and breakbeat.

I Gadges At Work at The Cocteau Lounge. 11pm-3am. £2. 19,26 Oct. Fortnightly. Those cheeky freaks Harvey and Neil Ferris continue their marvellous management of deep house and soulful garage. And by crikey, it’s cheap to get

I Genetic at The Citrus Club. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Alternative, indie and lo-fi (it’s the new stadium rock) with drinks promos.

I Henry's Jazz Bar (formerly the Jazz Joint) at Henry’s Jazz Bar. 9pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Trumpeter David Gordon (Sun Ra Band) makes some kooky hoots (19 Oct), and youngjazz pianist Brian Kellock drops by with a guest or two (26 Oct, 2 Nov).

I .Iuve-Nation at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4 with flyer). 19 Oct. Monthly. The rejuvenated return of this early drum & bass night featuring Manga resident The General and Relentless playing a mix of old-skool jungle and drum & bass in the main room. Special guest Nist and Rotary Funk do the business out back.

I Kick-On at Studio 24. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). 19 Oct. Monthly. New rock night featuring live bands.

I Love Breaks at P0 Na Na. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Simone and Dr Jon play new and old classics from the realms of Latin, soul, R&B and disco.

I The Moneyshot at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 26 Oct. Hip hop and funk from resident DJs Foly, Hood and Getsum at the club with the filthy name. I Perception at La Belle Angele has temporarily finished. The residents can, however, be found at Progression on Fridays.

I Snatch Club at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—33m. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. Yes, the freaks are still running amok at this comedy cabaret sickfest from the crew behind Barry Cabanas. Join Kemal Snatch, Uncle Harold and their team of deranged Redcoats at Boroughballs, the holiday camp from hell. Expect to laugh (or be sick) until it hurts.

I Supafly at Noa. 11pm-3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Jon Flowerz supplies slices of soul, 705 and cheese.

I 3 Piece Sweet at The Cocteau Lounge. 11pm—3am. £2. 26 Oct. Fortnightly. Edinburgh’s most audacious party girls, Trendy Wendy, Sally F and Nicci throw caution to the wind on a fortnightly basis with cheap booze and damn hot tunes. Tonight is Sally’s birthday, so expect the party atmosphere to be still more intense. Just don’t wreck the sofas.

I Vortex at La Belle Angele. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). 26 Oct. Monthly. After a succesful one-off last May, this trance night returns to the capital with a regular slot. Resiliant Machine and Flying Rhino’s Saruman guest. If the hard dancefloor action gets a little wearing, check out the pyrotechnics, drumming and assorted stalls. No Hobbits allowed.

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I Back To Basics at Why Not? 11pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Wonderfully predictable favourites from the chart


I Blasted at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Sweaty student soirée featuring cheesy dance, busy bar staff and indie from Planet Earth upstairs in the lounge. I Funky Underground at Revolution. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The dance podiums really come into their own tonight at this massive venue, ideal as they are for shaking your booty to funky hits so that everyone can see.

I Ignition at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Voted ‘Scottish Discotheque Of The Year’ by someone with a marketing degree, the retail business park clubbing experience hosts a big ‘ole student ni ht.

I The Su way at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. Cheese and Bacardi Breezer evening with a mainstream soundtrack plus the odd spot of indie.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. 015 playing chart and party music for a shameless drinking crowd.



I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Still supplying the broadest musical spectrum for Latin lovers and still pivotal to the whole Latin

Disco Cubism at The Carwash. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Deep house and jazzy rooves courtesy of Ali Campbell. I 4-Piay at Club Mercado. 4—10pm. Free. Weekly. Serving you hard working, hard partying types with a mind-melting mix of music (courtesy of kitsch queen Trendy Wendy) and drinks promos. Parties of twenty or more who book through the venue’s guest list system have the chance to win £150 in a cashback draw.

I The Friday Feelgood at Baracoa. 10pm-1am. Free. Weekly. She’s a turban- weating goddess and she knows her jazz, funk, soul and hip hop. Yes, it’s DJ Ttnku.



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I Gilded Saloon at Gilded Saloon. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Craig Gee does some Soul Searchin (20 Oct) while Muzt'k’s Bedroom Bedlam winner Derek Patterson eyes the outside world with relish 27 Oct).

I Ma e In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik (Spectrum) wows the crowds with his comprehensive range of funky tunes, from hip hop to Latin and jazz.

I NYC at Bliss. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. A clubber’s guide to the underground sound of New York from resident Kevin Jones.

I Oxygen at Oxygen. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. This popular pre-club has now secured a fantasy DJ dream team, featuring Colin Cook, Stuart Duncan, George T and Martin Valentine on rotation. And if you work up a sweat, there’s drinks promos aplenty.

I Rebel Waltz at The City Cafe 2. 9pm—1am. Free. 20 Oct. Fortnightly. Murray Richardson is playing Prague this weekend, so Marco Smith’ll be laying the deep house beats at this funky

I Sabroso! at El Barrio. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A hot-blooded! salsa! night! with the steamiest beats from the barrio!

I T.F.I. Friday at The Ark. 4-10pm. Free. Weekly. The music policy is chart and party, but we’ll wager it’s the alcohol you’re after.

I Underworld Vibes at Bannerman’s. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Sean Pearson and Neil Ferguson go all garage and house.

I What It Is at The City Cafe 2. 9pm—1am. Free. 27 Oct. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns and Erik da Viking lay down garaie, street soul and rare groove.

I W y Not? at Why Not? 5—10pm. £1 (donated to charity). Weekly. Chart and dance tunes, with professional salsa dancers dotted around to make you feel suitably malco-ordinated.


I Al’s All Night Jokeshop at The Bongo Club has temporarily finished. I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £5. Next date 10 Nov.