36 Blair Street | Edinburgh EH1 1QR
Phone: 0131 247 4704
Deep in the heart of the Old Town, nestled beneath the sinister underbelly of the Cowgate and the anxiously tourist-friendly Royal Mile, lies a staple of alternative music culture. As one of the most prolific of Edinburgh's clubs, Cabaret Voltaire's stellar range of themed music nights and live music events has allowed them to build up a staunch fanbase of indie-electro afficionados. Gleaming dark woodwork and floor spotlights dominate the main club and gig-space, where everyone from Los Campesinos! to Mumford and Sons have graced the stage. While drinks are verging on the pricey, Cab Vol's classy ambience and effortless cool points are more than worth the extra pennies. Especially as you've the option to book a wee booth and enjoy your classy dram in smug comfort.
Head down on a Friday and you'll get a taste of the local talent, rounded up and curated expecially for Cab Vol punters. The record label takeovers are certainly an event to keep your eyes peeled for too. To sum up, Cab Vol is an Edinburgh institution, ayes. Go dance.