Monkey Barrel Comedy

Monkey Barrel Comedy
9–11 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR
  • Box office 0845 500 1056
  • General enquiries 0131 225 5149
  • Opening times 7–11pm.
  • Seasonal times Extended license during Fringe (3am)
  • Bar open 10am–midnight
  • Food served Wed–Sun 10am–4pm (dinner available during evening performances if pre-ordered online 7 days in advance). Closed Mon/Tue.
  • Pre-theatre times £35 weekdays, £45 Sat & Sun, pre–order 7 days in advance
  • Average price £12 (set lunch); £35–£45 (depending on night) platter, including prosecco and show ticket
  • Pre-theatre price £35–45 (depending on night) platter, including prosecco and show ticket pre-order 7 days in advanced
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Monkey Barrel Comedy

Plush, red-hued comedy club.

  • Average price: £12 (set lunch); £35–£45 (depending on night) platter, including prosecco and show ticket

In the heart of Edinburgh’s old town, Monkey Barrel Comedy’s brand venue brings with it an alternative approach to Edinburgh’s art scene.

We are an award-winning comedy club (Best Comedy Club 2017 and 2018 at the Scottish Comedy Awards) offering top stand-up until midnight.

The venue has wheelchair access and ample space.

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  • Private dining: Up to 30 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nick Drake and Belle & Sebastian
  • Live entertainment: Comedy shows, gigs, spoken word events
  • Capacity: 30
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

Reviews & features

Liam Withnail: 'They want to build something that lasts and has a great legacy. They're well on their way to doing that'

4 Sep 2018

Having come a long way in a short time, Monkey Barrel Comedy is building a thriving year-round community of its own

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How to experience the magic of the Edinburgh Fringe in 24 hours

1 Aug 2018

If you only have a day to spend and are looking for some fun, we've got you covered

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How to start your own comedy night, according to some of the best in the business

21 May 2018

We chat to comedy club founders and promoters to get their perspectives on how to launch a successful event

Everything great and wonderful has to start somewhere small. Vic Reeves' Big Night Out began its life in a small London pub, moved to TV shortly afterwards and kicked off three decades of comedy glory. Kevin Bridges, inspired by Frank Skinner's…

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