Edinburgh in a word: Nice.
Chance of Hooking up: 3.5 / 5
Quality of Girls: 2.5 / 5
Nightlife: 4 / 5
Smoking tolerance level: 5 / 5
Beer: £2.50 (~ €3 or $4) average per pint.
Bed: £16 for a private room.
Bud: £20 for an 1/8.
Board: £3.60 for a hog burger from Oink.
Budget other: Some place charge £4 for a drink. £5 – £10 club entry near weekends. Pay the £10 into Camera Obscura – easily the coolest thing in the city, if not the U.K.
Edinburgh might just be the prettiest city in the U.K. With the castle and the hilly landscape by the sea, it certainly beats any city I’ve been to over there. On top of that, it’s small enough to conquer by foot yet maintains a fairly solid nightlife. Well worth checking out.
Edinburgh is very much an international city and hosts many tourists. Most of these are from the Anglophone world, but there is also a very visible East Asian community. A Q.O.G rating of 2.5/5 may seem harsh, but there is a noticeable lack of hotties around.
It not very easy to find really good looking local girls, but you do find a few 7’s. They are not quite as liberal as their Glascow counterparts, but are slightly more refined and hipsterist (if that’s your thing). Unlike the rest of Western European Isles (British Isles is incorrect btw), the girls working behind counters are not from Eastern Europe, but are actually locals. So day game is ideal for getting your Scottish flag. At night Scottish girls tend to go out in groups of 4+.
Asian girls are everywhere: Korean, Chinese, Malay and Japanese mainly. The standard is average, but at night men are crawling over each other to score them, so make your move early and isolate. Consider chatting them up on the Royal Mile during the day. Many are students so I’d use pipelining as well.
The next is Anglophone tourist girls. These consist of Yanks, Canuks, Aussies and Kiwis. Certainly not the preferred option (for me anyway), but definitely the easiest.
The best looking girls in Edinburgh are the continental tourists from the likes of Spain, France and Germany etc.. They are usually found at night in the tourist bars around the grassmarket area. Expect them to be surrounded by four or five guys, you will need to bring your A game.
There are many options at night in the city. The city has a great pub culture, but many venues have an unfavorable male to female ratio. Consider doing a pub crawl your first night to get your bearings around Grassmarket, old town. It’s also a good way to meet people. George street hosts more trendy bars and clubs. Having had only one night on George Street (mid week), my recommendations focus on the old town.
Apart from the following, check out El Cojonudo’s data in the comments below. He’s was there for 3 years so his is info is superior.
Edinburgh most popular bar and club: a slick spot with 4 floors. This was actually my favourite venue but mid week it was quiet. On the weekends it’s the place to be. Official website here.
Not to be confused with the beehive, this place is a large club with multiple sections. Out of everywhere I went in the city, this venue had the most attractive women. It’s got a cool subterranean feel to it but some may find the crowd a bit young. Open every night, official website here.
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The police: It’s not ok to smoke the gange in front of a police man, but its pretty common to smell the sweet smell of mr green in most parks. Sometimes walking down the street you can even treat your nostrils. Police are likey to confiscate your treasure, and give you a caution, unless you have a football sized amount.
Where to buy marijuana: Ask any likely looking guy. Most bartenders will know someone, but be aware that they probably won’t do it for a stranger unless you give them some good chat or make it worth their while. If they get some, say you will give them a little bit as a thank you. I used to know a man who delivered
Marijuana prices: £20 for an eighth of an ounce of the green.
My Edinburgh Experience
I found the city very pleasant. Read my post Edinburgh: A Hatrick of Limericks.
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