LGBT

REVIEW – CC Blooms

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CC Blooms is the weird uncle of Edinburgh gay scene: it’s old, creepy and embarrassing, but you wouldn’t want rid of it altogether.  Named after Bette Midler’s character in ‘Beaches’, this dark and dingy meatmarket is Edinburgh’s oldest gay club and has gained infamy world-over; Margaret Cho even referenced it on her ‘Notorious C.H.O’ tour […]

REVIEW – GHQ, Piccardy Place

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GHQ Owned by the G1 group (the team behind Glaswegian gay haunts Polo, Moda and FHQ, amongst others), GHQ has become the crux of Edinburgh’s gay scene since its unveiling in 2007.  Composed of two bars, two dance rooms and a VIP area, this average-sized club never fails to pull in a fairly large crowd, […]

REVIEW – Cafe Habana

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While Edinburgh’s scene girls usually head down the road to Planet for pre-club drinks, most boys favour Café Habana, a busy little bar tucked between CC Bloom’s and the Playhouse Theatre. Hosting different pop/dance DJs throughout the week as well as karaoke sessions on Wednesdays, Habana mirrors Planet in the excessively loud volume of its […]

REVIEW – Planet

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Though not strictly a lesbian bar, Planet attracts a largely female clientele. It often seems like everyone knows everyone else – a bit like Cheers, only with no Kelsey Grammar, and more gays – which can be a bit intimidating at first, but both the staff and the customers are generally very friendly and it’s […]