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    It's not my idea of a good night out but it's a continuing trend of Edinburgh clubs of all kinds closing over the last decade or so:

    The Venue
    Studio 24
    Electric Circus
    Bongo Club
    City
    Picture House
    Mood

    Admittedly not all of those are mourned by me in themselves but it's a worrying trend and there's a few decent live music venues in that list with a couple more on their last legs. Add that to a lot of pubs closing or morphing into something that could be anywhere and it's the very definition of a city losing a part of itself. I don't particularly want to drink in another Wetherspoons or Nicholsons or pay a fortune for drinks on George Street. We'll only realise what we had when it's finally gone.
    When did the bongo club close? I was there last year


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    Quote Originally Posted by samcrowe View Post
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    When did the bongo club close? I was there last year
    It closed then moved to the cowgate.

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    Edinburgh is brutal these days..

    Tacky Scotland shops, hunners of hipster bistros and over inflated prices.

    Live in Leith and tend not to venture into town often its that bad!

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    For you guys on a rip down memory lane


    https://foodanddrink.scotsman.com/dr...ubs-and-clubs/

    My own distant memories are of the International on Princes Street (now Starbucks above Dixons)

    http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/1_edin/1...and_discos.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Fleece View Post
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    For you guys on a rip down memory lane


    https://foodanddrink.scotsman.com/dr...ubs-and-clubs/

    My own distant memories are of the International on Princes Street (now Starbucks above Dixons)

    http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/1_edin/1...and_discos.htm
    Ahhh the Venue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestStandWillie View Post
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    Edinburgh is brutal these days..

    Tacky Scotland shops, hunners of hipster bistros and over inflated prices.

    Live in Leith and tend not to venture into town often its that bad!
    You're living in the wrong part of town if you are trying to escape hipster places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
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    Ahhh the Venue.
    I remember it as the jailhouse! Pressie hall, Nicky tams, cowgate afterhour pubs that were pretty edgy. Loved the live music scene. Bumped into Wilko Johnson a couple of months ago and he reeled off a number of venues across Scotland that he toured with Dr Feelgood and solo. I remember seeing legends like Alexis Korner and Jack Bruce as well as the punk bands all in pubs. Then one night i went to Pure at the venue and a whole new world opened for me. Happy these days with a pint and a paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpj View Post
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    I remember it as the jailhouse! Pressie hall, Nicky tams, cowgate afterhour pubs that were pretty edgy. Loved the live music scene. Bumped into Wilko Johnson a couple of months ago and he reeled off a number of venues across Scotland that he toured with Dr Feelgood and solo. I remember seeing legends like Alexis Korner and Jack Bruce as well as the punk bands all in pubs. Then one night i went to Pure at the venue and a whole new world opened for me. Happy these days with a pint and a paper.
    The Presy hall was excellent. Then, like you, I discovered Pure and Sativa and everything changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpj View Post
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    I remember it as the jailhouse! Pressie hall, Nicky tams, cowgate afterhour pubs that were pretty edgy. Loved the live music scene. Bumped into Wilko Johnson a couple of months ago and he reeled off a number of venues across Scotland that he toured with Dr Feelgood and solo. I remember seeing legends like Alexis Korner and Jack Bruce as well as the punk bands all in pubs. Then one night i went to Pure at the venue and a whole new world opened for me. Happy these days with a pint and a paper.
    Jailhouse was great. Met my wife there!!

    La Soirbonne was great as well. Not THAT was edgy!

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    Despite my earlier post, I must admit I thought Edinburgh had improved when I was there in May/June last year - some pretty good pubs and the like now, mostly of the craft beer variety.

    It helped that (a) I'm used to paying a fortune for beer, and (b) the exchange rate from NZD to GBP is very much in my favour at this point so even the expensive drinks actually seemed reasonable.

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    I remember it as the jailhouse! Pressie hall, Nicky tams, cowgate afterhour pubs that were pretty edgy. Loved the live music scene. Bumped into Wilko Johnson a couple of months ago and he reeled off a number of venues across Scotland that he toured with Dr Feelgood and solo. I remember seeing legends like Alexis Korner and Jack Bruce as well as the punk bands all in pubs. Then one night i went to Pure at the venue and a whole new world opened for me. Happy these days with a pint and a paper.

    Sadly missed, along with Tribal Funktion. Those were the days.

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    I've quite enjoyed reading this Jack and Victor inspired thread.

    In almost every regard Edinburgh has improved for the better over the 53 years of my life that I've lived here - with some periods elsewhere.

    It is a fantastic city and we are uniquely lucky to be living here. It has no more lost its soul than anywhere else has - times have simply changed and so have fashions, cultural norms and ways of living.

    Nostalgia and reference back to some supposed past Edinburgh Nirvana leaves me wondering when this was exactly? Far rather the cosmopolitan mix we have now - warts and all - than some mono culture.

    And our housing issues would be rapidly eased by a planning system (and planning officials and politicians to go with it) that allowed sufficient housing to be built to meet demand in Edinburgh and all the adjacent authorities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Day Soon View Post
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    I've quite enjoyed reading this Jack and Victor inspired thread.

    In almost every regard Edinburgh has improved for the better over the 53 years of my life that I've lived here - with some periods elsewhere.

    It is a fantastic city and we are uniquely lucky to be living here. It has no more lost its soul than anywhere else has - times have simply changed and so have fashions, cultural norms and ways of living.

    Nostalgia and reference back to some supposed past Edinburgh Nirvana leaves me wondering when this was exactly? Far rather the cosmopolitan mix we have now - warts and all - than some mono culture.

    And our housing issues would be rapidly eased by a planning system (and planning officials and politicians to go with it) that allowed sufficient housing to be built to meet demand in Edinburgh and all the adjacent authorities.
    Not forgetting the house builders who stockpile land. The problem isn't just the planners and politicians. Where there is a will, there is a way.

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    They don't seem to have problems if they want to build student accomodation.

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