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Whistle Binkies

Closed Now: 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
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The venue is ok. Toilets are an embarrassment to the decent folk who visit this establishment. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Full Irish

Went to Whistle Binkies whilst at the Edinburgh fringe to watch the Full Irish. The venue itself is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stuart R
Dornoch, United Kingdom
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Friendly pub featuring live music.
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7 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 557 5114
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Threw out for no reason by a bald bouncer. Entered after work, was told to leave and when I asked why was told because i said so.

Thank Dean P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The venue is ok. Toilets are an embarrassment to the decent folk who visit this establishment. The Guy behind the Bar with the tattoo on the back of his neck, has no perception on how to act face to face with customers. Worst ambassador this...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Whistle Binkies whilst at the Edinburgh fringe to watch the Full Irish. The venue itself is good, the beer was cold and tasty and the staff were friendly..

1  Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

A tall guy, possibly the manager, as he was sorting or counting bags of money in the till, (has a large tattoo on the back of his neck) was shouting and swearing and pointing his finger at a young male staff member, whilst they were...More

2  Thank Davedatsurf2
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Brilliant wee pub with great beer choice and spirits too. Often has rather eclectic live music. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank TambonzRobertson
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

I hate to admit we stumbled upon Whistle Binkies on our way to Banshee Labyrinth. It was out first time in either establishment and I'm glad we decided to pop in here first. There was live music on for the duration of our 3 hour...More

Thank Mik M
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Not a great pub but definitely with a local live music, dive bar atmosphere. We got there early while the band was setting up, ordered a couple of ales and waited for the band. The band was surprisingly good playing a mix of blues, American...More

Thank Hapsam
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Had a great time at Whistle Binkies. Good location and great local bands that played in the evening starting at 9 pm.

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Thank jackwisse
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Visit every year when attending RHS - love this bar Great selection of beers, always plenty of staff who are friendly

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Thank 877melvinm
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Great live music coming up to the street is what drew us there. The atmosphere was fantastic. All ages too. Very music orientated and a great place to drink and dance.

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14 February 2018|
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Response from KaminiR | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure,but suspect it’s lively every night
15 October 2016|
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Response from Anita M | Reviewed this property |
No. over 18's only
9 December 2015|
Response from paulcumbria |
I will try to find out as we are visiting next weekend.