As well as being a regular staple of Edinburgh nightlife for decades, The Venue also ran a popular Under 18's night. Picture: TSPL

8 long-gone Edinburgh nightclubs we haven’t forgotten

Whether you were a regular on the club scene in the ’90s, a gig-fan in the ’80s or just an occasional party-goer back in your student days, you’ve no doubt frequented at least one or two of Edinburgh’s many nightclubs over the years.

Here are 8 of our favourite long-gone Edinburgh clubs.


Back in the '80s, what is now Electric Circus was known as Buster Brown's. This club was the coolest place to hang out, especially as big acts like Blondie and Duran Duran were rumoured to hold their after-show parties here. Picture: WOW247

1. Buster Brown's

Back in the '80s, what is now Electric Circus was known as Buster Brown's. This club was the coolest place to hang out, especially as big acts like Blondie and Duran Duran were rumoured to hold their after-show parties here. Picture: WOW247
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The Cavendish or Cav has had many names and incarnations over the years, including Clouds, Coasters, Texas, The Hoochie Coochie Club, Outer Limits, The Network Lava & Ignite and Atik. Which one do you remember best?

2. Cav/Coasters/Clouds

The Cavendish or Cav has had many names and incarnations over the years, including Clouds, Coasters, Texas, The Hoochie Coochie Club, Outer Limits, The Network Lava & Ignite and Atik. Which one do you remember best?
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Early '90s clubbers will remember the Picture House on Lothian Road better as Century 2000, a club which was a bit of a dive but did a great student night every Wednesday. Picture: WOW247

3. Century 2000

Early '90s clubbers will remember the Picture House on Lothian Road better as Century 2000, a club which was a bit of a dive but did a great student night every Wednesday. Picture: WOW247
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If you were into disco and pop music in the '80s, Cinderellas in Stockbridge was the place to go. Originally a cinema then a dancehall, the venue was transformed into Cinderellas in 1982 and, despite being a little less glamorous than its name might suggest, it remained popular until it burned down in 1991. Picture: TSPL

4. Cinderellas Rockerfellas

If you were into disco and pop music in the '80s, Cinderellas in Stockbridge was the place to go. Originally a cinema then a dancehall, the venue was transformed into Cinderellas in 1982 and, despite being a little less glamorous than its name might suggest, it remained popular until it burned down in 1991. Picture: TSPL
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