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The Shack

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Hen Party

Visited the shack for a Hen party August 24th which wed previously booked through red seven. The... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Coventry, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good music but rude staff

Ok to go for a dance to old time musi but the bar staff can hardly understand English. And the most... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Max w
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Terrible32%
27 Aug 2018
“Hen Party”
22 Jan 2018
“Good music but rude staff”
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the shack for a Hen party August 24th which wed previously booked through red seven. The shack itself was grand, the music was cheesy but fun and the drinks were cheap enough. The only thing to put us off was the ridiculous bearded security...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Great night out after our cocktail making class on my hen do! We were dressed in neon fancy dress and ended up having the bar and dance floor to ourselves until quiet late! Staff were friendly and a great laugh getting involved. Highly recommend for...More

Thank Shelley O
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Great for old school dance tunes but rubbish for everything else. Bar staff are incredibly rude, all drinks served in plastic tumblers and every drink watered down to the point that I don’t think any alcohol survives. The place could do with a good clean....More

Thank shyneebod
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Ok to go for a dance to old time musi but the bar staff can hardly understand English. And the most annoying 30 something dweeb of a security staff on the dance floor door needs re training in how to deal with customers WITHOUT shoving...More

2  Thank Max w
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Had a university reunion a couple of weeks ago in Edinburgh and we decided to venture to Shack for old times sake. I mean, everyone know's its a dump, but with a big group of you (and the 1000+ hen do's that also attend) you...More

4  Thank hannahust
Reviewed 10 December 2017

got told to go here by a local girl,think she was having a laugh,arrived and paid £6 to get in only 2 out of 3 got in lol,place was packed and lots of very young looking people,music was very random ,had a drink and went....More

1  Thank Dochol6969
Reviewed 20 August 2017

'The shack' should be renamed 'The Skip' as I am sure that is where the contents of this place have come from. On entry you are faced with a dark, dingy, airless room smelling of BO and unwashed clothes. The floor is uneven rough concrete...More

2  Thank Mrscolt
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Was in the shack last night with friends visiting from Newcastle. For a Friday night in Edinburgh especially during festival time we expected this to be a great place. OMG were we wrong! The One Positive of the place was the Music: it was Great...More

4  Thank Tom K
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I with our other 2 friends went here on our day session in Edinburgh. If you love all the older music you will enjoy this place, it's reasonably priced for drinks aswell. They have shots for a fair price! The music changes...More

Thank kerrififer
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

If you like student bars then this is the place to go. Music was good but the place was filthy and drink watered down plus £6 to get in to stand in a crowded room. Won't be back.

3  Thank KRIS B
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