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Frankenstein Pub

$$ - $$$, British,
26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
+44 131 622 1818
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“haggis” (21 reviews)
“quick drink” (9 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
$$ - $$$
26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good...aptomsphere was amazing..lots to see inside...waitstaff knowledgeable and attentive! And of course if you go you must try their signature drink...Dr Frankenstein!! Good but very fruity!

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went their for lunch. Food is soso and drink is batter. The 'sex on the beach' tastes nice. The most exciting part was the electronic device on the top level has been turned on at 3pm. The Frankenstein was awake!

Thank Danny C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for a drink . Great decor . Well worth a visit . You can sit and watch old black and white movies while you have drink . Service is good .

Thank Lynnep6
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fun vibe, loved the Rocky Horror Picture Show singalong night! Had the best cocktail I've ever had - I think it was the Edinburgh bramble. So good!

Thank sarab20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Turned up for karaoke at 11:45 as the website states that they're open until 2am. After paying £15 for two double G&Ts we were told it was last orders at the bar. We came here specially for karaoke so the whole visit was a waste...More

Thank Smitchell88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hung out there several times on my last visit to Edinburgh, we just loved the atmosphere, the dark, gloomy atmosphere..just the whole concept of it. So of course we went back! This time we enjoyed a great show by American Comedians down in the Bierkeller....More

Thank DorisDave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and fiancé visited on Tuesday. We both agree that the burgers are the best we've had. Desserts were beautiful and the cocktails were to die for. So tasty, good sizes and really cool to look at. The place itself is awesome, and the screens...More

Thank Minky94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for a couple of drinks with a friend last week and had a great time. The booths are a great place to sit and create a nice atmosphere. Drink is reasonably priced too.

Thank RMC33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only popped into have a drink. Omg!! So glad we did. The decor was fantastic. Then why was everyone looking up with their camera's ready? Fan bliddy tastic! What a great idea to do the frankenstien show bit. You really have to see this. I...More

Thank kiakia1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know what to expect but loved it. Ghoulish decor and Frankenstein awakening at 5 pm made the night special. Reduced menu from online adverts don't know if this was due to the festival being on but great burger and good honest pub grub washed...More

Thank Gj S
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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16 March 2015|
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Response from Andrew M | Property representative |
Hi there, Under 18s are permitted up until 8pm, after 8pm it is strictly over 18s only.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 27
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 622 1818
  • E-mail
It’s not everyday that you stumble across a pub hosting daily live monster shows. As daylight fades and the twilight hour approaches, this famed Edinburgh venue’s spooky spectacle combines lights, music, sound effects and an animatronic Frankenstein monster, which descends slowly from the ceiling. There’s truly nothing like it in town.

There’s plenty more going on away from the dramatic entertainment, too. It’s a great spot for food, with the freshest produce used for everything from the must try haggis fritters to a range of delicious saucy wings and indulgent burgers. Classic cocktails are a steal at £6.95, slashed to just £3.95 all day if you’re visiting between Monday and Wednesday.

Frankenstein is also a raucous party spot. Come at the weekend to find the tables swept away and live DJs dropping the party hits until late, and the pub hosts Edinburgh’s biggest karaoke night on Sundays running from 8pm until the early hours.

Frankenstein Bier Keller a perfect venue for holding large groups, private hire events and functions. It follows an Oktoberfest theme with long wooden tables, steins of premium beer and a German themed menu to match! There are a wide range of package deals available to make sure that your group receives the true Frankenstein experience!
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