71 Cowgate | Edinburgh EH1 1JW
Phone: 0131 225 8382
You know it’s been a good night if you end up in Opium. Cowgate’s much-loved alternative rock bar is as grungy as you like with cheap drinks and loud music all night long - well, until 3am, anyway. Unless it's Fringe season, in which case, anything could happen. Located within a 5 minute walk of Sneaky's, Hive, Mash House and Banshee Labyrinth, you're pretty much sorted for a crawl of Edinburgh's clubbing crown jewels.
Upstairs, on Mondays there’s a rockeoke which is exactly what you think it is, and for the rest of the week there’s DJs, live music and plenty of space for moshing. Downstairs there’s a whole host of booths which enable you to snuggle in with your pals or co-partiers. There are also a fleet of pool tables which are located in handy proximity to the bar.
Oh, and friendly staff will serve you Opium Bombs until your heart’s content, because they're great like that.