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Frankenstein Pub

26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
+44 131 622 1818
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quirky but fun

This is definitely a themed bar so it is kinda quirky but it’s a fun stop if you’re visiting... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
sloaneswift
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Fab place

Went to this pub on a Thursday evening with friends. Had some good choice of cocktails and booze at... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
stevie1814
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It’s not everyday that you stumble across a pub hosting daily live monster shows. As daylight fades and the twilight hour approaches, this famed Edinburgh venue’s spooky spectacle combines lights, music, sound effects and an animatronic Frankenstein monster, which descends slowly from the ceiling. There’s truly nothing like it in town. There’s plenty more going on away from the dramatic entertainment, too. It’s a great spot for food, with the freshest produce used for everything from the must try haggis fritters to a range of delicious saucy wings and indulgent burgers. Classic cocktails are a steal at £6.95, slashed to just £3.95 all day if you’re visiting between Monday and Wednesday. Frankenstein is also a raucous party spot. Come at the weekend to find the tables swept away and live DJs dropping the party hits until late, and the pub hosts Edinburgh’s biggest karaoke night on Sundays running from 8pm until the early hours. Frankenstein Bier Keller a perfect venue for holding large groups, private hire events and functions. It follows an Oktoberfest theme with long wooden tables, steins of premium beer and a German themed menu to match! There are a wide range of package deals available to make sure that your group receives the true Frankenstein experience!
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible12%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 01:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This is definitely a themed bar so it is kinda quirky but it’s a fun stop if you’re visiting Edinburgh. They have some pretty cool drinks. The Frankenstein one was very cool looking and good!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Went to this pub on a Thursday evening with friends. Had some good choice of cocktails and booze at a good price the cocktails were lush. Good atmosphere with music and the theme is always good. Staff were friendly and helpful a big thumbs up.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We went over there during a weekend in edimbourg for celebrating a birthday with team of 35 years old. I was looking for a place with music where we could have dance which we did. A quite good ambiancing music. What I have liked is...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We went mid week so wasn’t particularly busy but it’s an amazing little (we’ll, big) place! Themed but not OTT. Lovely cocktails which were very cheap (presumably a mid-week deal). Imagine it would have a great atmosphere on a busy night and the bar is...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We visit this fabulous Frankenstein themed pub often ... good food, scarily fun cocktails, great atmosphere and an over-the-top Frankenstein display that comes to life!

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

What a great place this is. Full of character and life. They have themed chairs and a large animated Frankenstein that comes out into the middle of the bar. Complete with spooky music and mist. What a great place. That aside, the staff are friendly...More

Thank Sand M
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Normally go here at the start of a night out,reasonable prices and a pretty cool looking bar. Always busy,staff are lovely too would definitely recommend to anyone looking for somewhere to start they're night!

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Food isn't good. No ambiance. Kitchen close very early. Go away. Yeah frankenstein came for 30 seconds, wasn't even vaguely worth it

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you love all thing horror then please visit here! What a wonderful experience. There is a 'show' every hour or so where Frankenstein becomes 'alive' and we all LOVED it!!! The food and drinks were great too with plenty of seating

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

On our way back to our apartment, we walked past here so we decided to go in for a drink & see the inside. It was pretty cool and I'm sure a fun place to visit at night (our visit was afternoon). Waitress friendly &...More

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Andrew M, Director of Sales at Frankenstein Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and would be great if you could pop back in again during a busy period so you can really experience the unique atmosphere of the venue. Many thanks, Calum

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Angela B
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Response from Andrew M | Property representative |
Hi Angela, Thanks for getting in touch. Sounds like a lot of fun. We do indeed, children are allowed in the venue until 8pm. Make sure you ask to see our world famous monster show whilst you're in. Many thanks, Calum
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