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Decent Bar and Gig Venue

Tend to visit Cab Vol for gigs rather than club nights. Basic but a decent venue. Upstairs bar is... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Paul C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Cool wee club!

Went with a few friend while visiting Edinburgh, really old at worldy, think this is part of the... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36-38 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, Scotland
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

I only saw the upstairs, but the atmosphere was really cool and especially the retro games at the tables were a unique and fun touch.

1  Thank Remmy F
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Tend to visit Cab Vol for gigs rather than club nights. Basic but a decent venue. Upstairs bar is good for a pre-gig drink with a good selection of beers both bottled and draft. Downstairs to whwre the bands play, very basic but decent size...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Went with a few friend while visiting Edinburgh, really old at worldy, think this is part of the old Edinburgh vaults. Good atmosphere and good music.

Thank lucylll2018
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Is diveded in two place. Bar and night club. I payed for enter in the night club (7 pounds one of the more expencive without drink) and there was nobody! Just the barman. Very strange! So I got rid of my money

Thank easyboy77
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Stopped in for a quick cocktail and played some Ms Pacman for free. Didn't stay too long as we were leaving the next day. But we had fun the brief time we were there. Was getting ready for a pub crawl so we went back...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Went to few comedy gigs here, first time no pumps working so had to have expensive bottles, ok here but no proper ales

Thank lincolnhatter
Reviewed 16 August 2017

They have several rooms putting on Fringe shows. We visited 2 on Saturday 12th. When we arrived for the first at 2pm the bar had no draught beer and no wine. The first comedian we saw did a funny routine about how bad the venue...More

Thank RacingAl
Reviewed 28 July 2017

My experience of Cabaret Voltaire has been great. The staff are friendly and were amazingly responsive to my requests, and the space is absolutely unique. A beautiful vault in the heart of old town Edinburgh, pretty cool. The music is good with live dj's mixing

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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Great night out if you're a student into techno. Great drink deals for students and bouncers and staff are great craic! Would definitely recommend

1  Thank Emilija J
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Visited Cab Vol the other Tuesday. Love the place. They had the best bouncer I've seen in years on. Big guy with a beard. Looks like a villain from a Steven Seagal movie. Dealt with everything with a laugh and made us all feel very...More

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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