The Citrus Club
20 February 2013
Such a great vibe on every visit!
Staff are cool, though one girl charges what she likes behind the bar but you just avoid her.
Its never changed in years but doesnt need too.
5 July 2010
Went here on a Saturday night with a (less than typical) stag party. It was an indie night. Free to get in before 11pm, which was a bonus. Bottles of beer on offer for £1.50, another bonus.
I liked the fact that there were areas outside of the dance floor room where you could just hang out if you didn't fancy the throng of the dance floor. The music was ok, although no more than half of the bands mentioned on the poster advertising the night were played. Still, the atmosphere was good, there wasn't any threat at all of anything kicking off. A nice crowd all in all, of varying ages. The place was busy, but not absolutely packed, just about the right amount of people.
The men's toilets were appalling. No seat on the toilet in the cubicle, no paper. One member of our party got swiftly ejected from the club after taking a dump in the ladies' toilets. We'd been for a curry earlier in the day...what was he supposed to do? Still, I don't think one can expect much of club toilets anywhere.
I'd really recommend this place to anyone looking for an indie night in Edinburgh. Get in before 11 for free, and you've not lost much if you decide you hate the place.
17 November 2009
Lots of conflicting views about the size of the place and the cost of the drinks. Depends on your expectations I guess. Not being a very clubby person, this is one place where I still love an occasional Friday night - Planet Earth; nostalgiac 80s tunes - not all cheesey I might add. Again, depends what you mean by cheese. But if you remember the 80s as I do, it can really take you back - it's good old fashioned fun on the dance floor: Madonna, Bryan Ferry, OMD, Human League...anything you want from the 80s basically. It's unpretentious, it's full of all kinds of people - not just students as some of the comments suggest- and perfect for a girls night out. We're planning a night there in December - we'll just dance all night...You also get a retro sweetie as you come in the door so if you get hungry just tuck into your Curly Wurly!
30 May 2009
An ok club, it has different music for different nights of the week.
It looks a little like a big warehouse inside on the dance floor. There are lots of drinks promotions on and this brings in the people.
The dance floor is quite large and it never seems packed, it actually always seems pretty empty!
There are seats round the outside of the dance floor which are usually in use.
It seems to be the 'alternative’ crowd who goes here to mosh and look a little grumpy!
This is quite a fun place to go with a large group of friends for cheap drinks and each others company, but I wouldn’t advise going with just a few people because it can get a little boring.
20 April 2009
I went to an indie night there once on a wednesday but despite the fact of there being great drinks promotions and good music playing, the place was dead. And I could see that the dancefloor was just too small
19 January 2009
Ah, The citrus club has not changed for years: Rock on Wednesdays, Indie anthems on a Thursday, 80s cheese on a Friday & chart hits on a Saturday + the occassional (and very random) ancient punk band playing a live set to confuse the regulars, I admire that consistency!!
The Citrus Club continues to offer very cheap drinks and attracts skint patrons & students alike but with some of the most temprimental door staff in Scotland, anyone ruining the party is swiftly ejected.
Certainly not a place for visitors, but many a drunk local who fancies a boogy to Tainted Love on a Friday night, will find themselves at the Citrus!!
19 November 2008
hurrendous dingy place
14 November 2008
They usually have some good music playing depending on what night you go. It does look like a bit of a dingy place that just looks like a garage that hasn’t been cleaned out for years. It can seem to be a bit smelly and too loud sometimes. The drinks are expensive and aren’t that good compared to other clubs in the area.
6 October 2007
The Citrus Club used to be one of my favourite clubs in Edinburgh offering a fantastic rock night on Thursdays and an Indie night on Saturdays. The music has mellowed a little of late becoming more commercial. As alternative clubs go though, it still offers a fun night out. It is open Thursdays to Sundays with different music ranging from reggae and ska to eighties retro pop or live music and it looks and feels a bit like somebody’s basement. It isn’t damp or anything, it’s just dark and linear opening up into a biggish dance floor bordered by comfy seating. It’s minimalist. The prices are good and there’s free entry before 11pm on all nights. The atmosphere is relaxed and the usually dressed down crowd varies depending upon the night.
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