We’re The Mash House, a unique venue located within the heart of Edinburgh’s vibrant Cowgate. An extensive space spanning across three floors with an array of different functions, from nightclub to chess classes. We’re essentially a giant and multi-functional event emporium.

An inspiring space with walls of rustic brick, industrial scaffold fixtures, natural wood and contemporary lighting, The Mash House exudes a cool and unique atmosphere.

Why not stop by for a look/chat? Email Andrew@themashhouse.co.uk to arrange a viewing!



We hope following provides all the necessary information with regards to access in and around our venue if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Bookable Access Facilities
The Mash House will provide free tickets for personal assistants. To book your personal assistant ticket, email Andrew@themashhouse.co.uk

Assistance Dogs
The Mash House welcomes Assistance Dogs in all of our venues. Please ask a member of staff on arrival if you require any assistance.

Special Effects
Some of our shows include the use of strobe lighting and/or haze.

Customers with Medical Requirements
Please contact a member of staff if you need assistance. Our Venue Managers are all fully trained in First Aid

Venue Opening Times 

19:00-22:00 for Live music

23:00-03:00 for Club nights,

Please check specific event info as times may differ depending on the event.

Arrival Guide

The Mash House is situated halfway up Hastie’s Close only accessible via a staircases from Guthrie Street or The Cowgate.  There is a hand rail on the right-hand side (if coming from Guthrie Street) the length of the staircase . The main entrance door is fastened open during standard opening hours (see opening hours above).

Performance Spaces

Main Room

Accessed by 4 stairs down from main bar area.

Upper floors

Accessed from front door and at least 30 steps up a tight staircase.

Box Office

The main box office for the The Mash House is in the foyer at the front door.


There is no accessible toilets in the venue.

Bar Facilities

There is a bar on each floor, main bar is on same level as front door, access to other rooms will involve a staircase

Travel Guide

Arriving by train: Haymarket Train Station is a 30 minute walk & Waverly Train Station a 15 minute walk to the venue.

Arriving by bus: Princes Street is a 15 minute walk from the venue and is served by many Lothian Bus services which stop close by the venue on South Bridge and Chambers Street. Details of timetables are available from Lothian Buses https://lothianbuses.co.uk/

Parking: The nearest Blue Badge parking spaces are on Chambers Street, please view Parkopedia for other solutions. https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/edinburgh/