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    A strip pub named after a pair of serial killers might be enough to put most randy history buffs off heading in for a dance.

    Edinburgh's Burke and Hare eerily carries on the name of a pair of men who decided to cash in on body parts by committing 16 grisly murders within the space of 10 months in 1828.

    At a time when the city was short of corpses for medical research, William Burke and William Hare took matters into their own hands.

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    Now the pair's name is plastered above the door of a less than acclaimed establishment for anyone after some racy live entertainment. The bar itself promises online first class aerial striptease stage shows by some of the city’s best pole dancers.

    Punters who have had the pleasure of venturing inside the Burke and Hare just a short stroll from Edinburgh Castle, have not held back in sharing their colourful experience with the world.

    A Google review from a Stateside tourist slammed the bar for both its booze and 'animal-like' clientele who he insists would not get past bouncers across the pond.

    A couple of months ago, a bloke called John commented: "Never been to a worse place. I'm from New York and visited this strip joint hoping for a good time. The beer is bad, it's small and crowded with some of the worst looking people inside and I don't mean the girls.

    "The men watching were acting like animals and treating the girls like meat. Some of them so intoxicated it's amazing they were let it in the first place. This would not happen in the states.

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    "The venue is dirty and the music was so loud I couldn't talk to my friends or even hear the bar staff. Avoid at all costs."

    Also towards the end of last year someone called Sarah described the venue as "smelly" and definitely not a place for a laugh that she and a pal had hoped for.

    She said: "A small and dark pub. It's a bit smelly and the drinks are overpriced. My college friends and I thought it might be fun to visit for a laugh but I will never go back.

    "Not quite sure what they served up when we asked for wine but vinegar would be our best guess. One guy would not leave me alone. The entertainment was poor with the same extremely loud music playing over and over and over.

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    "Edinburgh has some nice bars but this is not one of them."

    Another visitor took a trip down memory lane to recall their time on a surprisingly pricey stag do 23 years ago, joking the dancers made enough cash to be long gone.

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    Al said: "Not a fan of these places to be honest but when we went on my stag do in 2000 my mate Ste spent a Sheiks salary in here in a couple of hours. Suffice to say the girls are no longer working here.

    "They’re living it up on a private island off the proceeds of that one afternoon. 5 stars."

    Neo visited more recently and had far more complimentary things to say: "The ladies were lovely, there is a variety of looks, and it's very economic."


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