The Bongo Club
Back and stronger than even in their new Cowgate digs, the Bongo Club is bigger and shinier that ever – offering up the same stellar selection of clubs that has helped build their reputation as one of the best places to boogie into the wee hours, bolstered by a selection on all-new nights and, yes, a beer garden!
Currently host to some of the best-loved club nights around, including Mumbo Jumbo, Messenger, Four Corners and Confusion is Sex – taking in roots, dub, funk, soul and electro soundscapes as they merrily go – it's the perfect antidote if you've been subjected to too much chart music. To sum up: Edinburgh institution.
Hullabaloo11:00pm – 3:00am, £3 (£2)The Bongo Club
Mash-up mix of beats, breaks and hip-hop from Mumbo Jumbo's Trendy Wendy and Steve Austin, bolstered by Tall Paul's vintage selections.
Xplicit11:00pm – 3:00am, prices varyThe Bongo Club
Heavy jungle and bass-styled beats from the inimitable Xplicit crew, likely joined by a guest or two.
Dave Dobbyn + Don McGlashan7:00pm – 10:00pm, £15The Bongo Club
Double dose of Aussie singer/songwriter talent, touring and sharing the stage for the first time.
Mumbo Jumbo11:00pm – 3:00am, prices varyThe Bongo Club
Funk, soul, beats and mash-ups from the Mumbo Jumbo regulars, joined by Bubble DJs Brainstorm and Durkit for some added acid and house.
I Love Hip Hop11:00pm – 3:00am, £3The Bongo Club
Weekly selection of hip-hop classics and brand-new classics to be.
Champion Sound11:00pm – 3:00am, prices varyThe Bongo Club
Midweek celebration of all things dub, jungle, reggae and dancehall.
Four Corners11:00pm – 3:00am, £3 (£5 after 12)The Bongo Club
Soulful dancing fodder, from deep funk to reggae beats with your regular DJ hosts.
The Birthday Suit7:00pm – 10:00pm, £7The Bongo Club
Idlewild guitarist Rod Jones plays with his current live band, The Birthday Suit – an ever-changing collective of musicians.
Big 'n' Bashy (Slew Dem)11:00pm – 3:00am, £8The Bongo Club
Mighty mix of reggae, grime, dubstep and jungle played oot by the inimitable residents – this edition joined for a guest slot by Slew Dem.
Confusion is Sex11:00pm – 3:00am, prices varyThe Bongo Club
Glam techno and electro night, this time with a circus theme.
Soulsville11:00pm – 3:00am, £5The Bongo Club
Swinging soul spanning a whole century, with DJs Tsatsu and Fryer.
Blues 'n' Trouble7:00pm – 10:00pm, £12.50The Bongo Club
Good time blues and boogie ensemble led by singer and harmonica player Tim Elliott.
Electrikal Vs Animal Hospital Christmas Party11:00pm – 5:00am, £5 adv. (£7 door)The Bongo Club
Bass specialists Electrikal joining forces with techno, house, and minimal fanatics Animal Hospital for a live versus night with DJ Era, Skanky B, Ziggy Gee, Case One, and Jay Somerville...
Messenger11:00pm – 3:00am, £6 (£7 after 12)The Bongo Club
Conscious roots and dub reggae rockin' from the usual beefty soundsystem.
Rock and Roll Ping Pong7:00pm – 11:00pm, FreeThe Bongo Club
The It's Funtime jokers present a free, fun, table tennis evening with a comedy bent, bolstered by dancing discs from DJ Ding Dong (ahem).
Terror11:00pm – 5:00am, £4.50The Bongo Club
The Terror crew raid the underground for another genre-hopping night of hip-hop, techno and jungle, hosting a three-room extravaganza featuring the legendary Egebamyasi – now in his 30th year of...
Xplicit (Optiv)11:00pm – 5:00am, £7The Bongo Club
Heavy jungle and bass-styled beats from the inimitable Xplicit crew, joined for a guest set by Virus Recordings' d'n'b producer, Optiv.
I Love Hip Hop Hogmanay11:00pm – 5:00am, £10The Bongo Club
The hip-hop weekly goes all out for a Hogmanay special, with guest Dark Soul playing live alongside the resident DJs – jollied along by the joys of a 5am licence.
Big 'N' Bashy11:00pm – 3:00am, £4 (£6 after 12)The Bongo Club
Mighty mix of reggae, grime, dubstep and jungle played oot by the inimitable residents.