ATIK is a brand new late-night clubbing experience for the people of Edinburgh, boasting an unbelievable atmosphere, amazing sound quality, astonishing lighting and the best DJs in the area.

History of ATIK:

With history stretching back almost 60 years the venue originally opened in the 1940s as a dancehall. ‘The New Cavendish’ soon became Edinburgh’s leading dancehall winning a reputation as one of the best places for dances such as jiving and ballroom and famous for its ‘sprung dancefloor’.

As the trend geared towards clubbing the venue changed from a dancehall and reformed into a nightclub in 1969 named ‘Clouds’.  ‘Clouds’ played host to some huge acts such as Pink Floyd,  The Jam, Ramones,  Adam & The Ants to name but a few.   

The club renamed in 1979 to ‘Coasters’, which brought back live dance music and turned Friday nights into the ‘Dreamland Ballroom’.  ‘Coasters’ was not only  famous for its Roller Disco but for the acts that performed such as Depeche Mode, Simple Minds, Culture Club, The Clash, R.E.M.

‘Outer Limits’ in 1984 opened the upstairs room as ‘The Hoochie’ and was one of the first clubs in Edinburgh to play house music. ‘The Hoochie’ was changed to ‘Mambo’ which billed itself as Scotland’s only true black music night and reggae - a specialist music club.

Another name change to ‘The Network’ in 1990 before reverting back to its original name of ‘The Cavendish’ in 1991. 
In September 2002 the venue undergone a £2 million refurbishment and re-opened as ‘Cavendish & Diva’ until December 2004, and with a brief 4 months time out, the club launched as ‘Lava Ignite’ in April 2005.
‘Lava Ignite’ saw acts such as Calvin Harris, Example, JLS, Basshunter which put ‘Lava Ignite’ back on the map for live music.  During this time, the club also played host to comedy shows with the likes of Des Clarke, Daniel Sloss, Tom Stade appearing on stage.

Another half a million-pound refurbishment in 2012 saw ‘Lava Ignite’ revert back to ‘Cav’ as a nod to the earlier years of  ‘The Cavendish’.

Finally fast forwarding 71 years from our original starting point to 2017, the venue was extensively refurbished, costing close to £500,000 into its current incarnation as we now know it – ATIK Edinburgh.

ATIK consists of 3 themed rooms, equipped with top of the range lighting and sound equipment, as well as 6 different bars and a staggering 24 VIP booths. All you need to do is bring the guests to enjoy a fantastic experience in Edinburgh's most popular nightclub.

ATIK is a 1214 capacity venue and Edinburgh's No.1 nightclub and party venue.

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