Horrifyingly Good // Frankenstein’s Review Edinburgh

“Everyone knows that goths come out at night, but where do they go? If you’re anything like me, you’ll find Edinburgh’s world famous Frankenstein’s pub the perfect place to kick off the spooky season!”

Originally posted on Exploring Edinburgh as part of the City Travel Review project.
Like all good members of the Hammer Film canon, Frankenstein’s monster came to life in the dead of night, and the pub that bears its name is no different. Like its namesake, the self-proclaimed “world-famous” pub is several things stitched together: a fringe venue that also hosts birthday parties, a hen night hotspot with a Oompah band playing downstairs.
Some events, like Silent Movie Tuesdays and Sunday karaoke, are weekly fixtures, but others are more sporadic, and could be anything from a Rocky Horror disco or the occasional cabaret. In addition to the sheer volume of activities, the pub often has all three floors operating at once, so you could be forgiven for thinking Dr. Frankenstein created the supremely organised staff himself.


However, before 8 o’clock the pub is an entirely different beast, and makes a surprisingly cozy lunch spot for the entire family. The scariest thing about the place is that a sandwich will set you back £10, and if the cocktails’ alcohol content doesn’t make your eyes water the price certainly will. With that said, the venue redeems itself on novelty factor alone, as the dining in an abandoned church surrounded by classic horror memorabilia is an experience you’re unlikely to find anywhere else.
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45 thoughts on “Horrifyingly Good // Frankenstein’s Review Edinburgh

  1. What an interesting themed pub! The silent movie nights sound good and so does rocky horror discos! That does sound a bit pricy but as you say I bet its worth it for the novelty!

  2. I’ve never heard of this before but it’s so unique. I love how it transforms after 8pm and offers different events and activities, catering for lots of different tastes. Sounds like a great experience for all

  3. What a cosy looking pub! I’m going to have to recommend this to my friend who’s at Edinburgh at the moment 🙂 she’d love this!

  4. This pub looks like such good fun, I have never heard of it before but I am not a local to the area. The drink looks incredibly delicious and I hope to visit Edinburgh one day so I will definitely check it out if I get there.

  5. Thanks for introducing this pub. I love the idea that it’s interesting by day and interesting by night, but in two completely different ways. I’m guessing that’s the key to its charm. 🙂

  6. What a really different venue and fun place to meet up! Yes, it might be a bit expensive compared to other options but as a novelty, it would be good to go and check it out.

  7. This seems great, the boy is a bit of a goth, totally not something I would usually go for, but he makes me happy and he is all about Halloween, so this could be a place to take him.

  8. Nevee been to Edinburgh but planning a trip for the forseeable future and this place sounds right up my cousin’s street so we must pop in beause she’ll be all over it!

  9. huh?! never knew a place like this exists, but I’m glad it does as it sounds entertaining to visit. that’s good that Frankenstein’s Pub’s decor/atmosphere makes up for the cost of food and drinks!

  10. £10 for a sandwich is super scary! That’s ridiculous!! I’ve never heard of this pub, not sure I could afford to go. 😂

  11. Its been years since I’ve been to Edinburgh but I’d love to go back! That’s one heck of a good deal there, I’ve got to take my Husband here when we make it there!

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