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The Cabaret Voltaire

Closed Now: 17:00 - 03:00
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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 3 weeks ago

What a place! We were recommended by a few people to check this place out and so glad we did! The acoustics inside are fantastic and you really feel the music as well as hear it! Totally recommended!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

Very much enjoyed our night out. Amazing downstairs seeing the underbelly of Edinburgh. Great professional staff who made everything go according to plan. Had a lot of fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

After a wild night seeing Deadmau5 me and my friend decided that the only place we’d get into with our pupils the size of space hoppers would be Cab Vol. My initial impression was pretty meh because we started of upstairs. I wasn’t vibin the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Among literally hundreds of Fringe venues in Edinburgh, I found myself coming back to this one again and again, it just has a cool upper bar vibe with comfy couches and friendly young staff, and various intriguing vault venues for comedy acts (and live gigs)...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Visited with a group of friends during Edinburgh festival. On arrival was told to wait in the bar (which was packed wall-to- wall) as there was no access to the show, 30 mins before it was due to start. Having waited for the show to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Thank Paul C
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

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