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Over the past ten years we have won many awards and have been widely recognised as one of the best nightclubs in the country.

Regular investment in new products, state of the art technology and entertainment has ensured that we offer the best possible experience for all our guests. 

We are currently open on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. Each of our events offer something different for our guests.

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Freshers week is the busiest time of year for us so please make sure you arrive early if you are planning to get in to any of our nights.

You will need a valid, in-date passport or driving license to get in to the club and you must be over 18 years old. 

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To get on the gueslist for any of our nights click here
Customer safety is our top priority.

We enjoy an exclusive relationship with 3/4 of the major universities in Edinburgh. We also work closely with Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue, the local licensing board and local charities such as Street assist to ensure the safety of all our customers. 

In 2021 we established our industry leading customer safety initiative "Nightwatch" which allows guests to contact a manager directly should they require assistance. 

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Scotland's longest running student night. £1 drinks, chart, cheese, Hip Hop & RnB.
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The official night out for 3 of the 4 major Universities in Edinburgh. Drinks from £1.50
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An unrivalled atmosphere and host to some of the best DJS and from around the world!
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  • Where is Why Not Nightclub?
    Why Not is located at the East end of George Street beneath the famous Dome bar and restaurant.
  • Do I need a ticket to get in or can I pay on the door?
    You do not need a ticket to get into almost all of our events. We only offer tickets as an option on extremely busy events such as Halloween and New Year's Eve. You can pay on the door with cash, card or Apple / Google Pay.
  • What time does the club open and close?
    During freshers week and other special events we may open a little earlier (around 9pm) however most of our events open from 10pm. The club closes at 3am. There may be special events where we open later until 5am such as New Year's Eve.
  • What do I need to get in?
    You will need a valid passport or driving license / provisional license to gain entry to the nightclub. Please note, copies, scans, screenshots cannot be accepted and we do not accept proof of age cards. Please also ensure that you have not consumed too much alcohol ahead of your arrival at the club as we have a duty of care to ensure the safety of all our customers.
  • What does being on the guestlist mean?
    Customers who are booked on to our guestlist are entitled to discounted and priority entry. Please note, this does not mean jumping the queue to get in however customers with guestlist will be prioritised entry to the venue. If you would like to skip the queue please book one of our VIP tables where our hosts will walk you into the venue and straight to your table.
  • What are the benefits of booking a table?
    Booking a table is the best way to enjoy your night out at Why Not. Walk straight past the queue and let one of our hostesses know that you have booked a table. They will walk you inside and to your seat. You will also have a dedicated table host for the entire night who will bring drinks to your table (also saves you waiting at the bar). Finally, you get your own private area for the night with your friends, this is awesome when the club is busy. So visit the table bookings page on our website and make the most of your night out at whynot.
  • How much does it cost to get in?
    Entry price varies on each night however Mondays and Wednesdays offer student friendly pricing. Please our events page for more information.
  • How much are drinks?
    Drinks are cheaper on student nights. Mondays, shots start from £1 and drinks are £2.00. Wednesdays, shots are £1.50 and drinks are £2.50. Fridays and Saturdays are a little more but still more affordable than a lot of our competition! You can also download the Why Not app to get access to our secret drinks menu on Fridays from
  • Who should I speak to if I need help?
    Our staff and security are here to help you at all times. If you have any questions or worries please feel free to speak to any of our security and they can radio one of our managers for you.
  • How can I ask about lost property?
    We have a lost property form on our website. Please complete the form and our managers will get back to you as soon possible. We only keep items left behind and unclaimed for 2 weeks before logging them with the police or donating to charity shops.
  • What do I do if I have lost my cloakroom ticket?
    Don't worry, as above, feel free to contact us and give us a description of your property. You may be required to produce photo ID to collect your property also.
  • How do I make a complaint?
    We hope this never happens but the best thing to do is email with all the information and we will investigate your complaint fully. Please allow us 24 hours to respond.
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