Edinburgh nightlife

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By Alison Craig, your Edinburgh expert

I write for BBC radio, The Scotsman, .... Read more

How to have a good night out in Edinburgh

Happy New Year !

Edinburgh is a party city all year round. Now it's mid- January 2011 we are just about  over the excitement of the big new year party http://www.edinburghshogmanay.org  and we are looking forward to lighter longer milder days

Edinburgh is a city packed with party animals of all ages. Universities and colleges ensure there is a big population of students and big business and a healthy economy gives us a working population with cash to spend. Both extremes are well catered for with a range of options in between.

From live music of all genres, to comedy, clubs, traditional pubs, top end bars, theatre and late, late eating options, it is all here in abundance. 

Edinburgh is a very safe city too. Getting around at night is fine on foot in the very centre of town but as is the case with any city do not walk about alone. It's just common sense. There are lots of taxis ranks dotted round the city, ask anyone for your nearest one or, what I do in any new city, is save a cab number into my mobile phone before I even get there. Details of those numbers and other tips can be found here: How to get around Edinburgh.

Now for the fun part. Here are some more suggestions of places and ways you might like to sample Edinburgh's nightlife: 

Nightlife in Edinburgh: clubs, cocktail bars and live music.

Nightlife in Edinburgh: traditional bars, music and dancing

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