Hanging Bat Beer Cafe | Edinburgh,
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Hanging Bat Beer Cafe
World Class based on 26 ratings
Type: Brewpub

133 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9AD [ print map ]
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Hours: Sun-Thu 12:00 - 0:00. Fri-Sat 12:00 - 1:00.


Mayor: allmyvinyl (48) | Affiliated user(s) here podgorgon | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 100


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Beer Available At Hanging Bat Beer Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Siren / Off Color Biere De Gouttier 76, Stringers No.2 Stout 78, Green Jack Trawlerboys Best Bitter 60, Wild Beer Amelie 60, Burning Sky Saison ŗ la Provision 90, Blackjack / Cromarty Bret íThe Witmaní Hart , Tempest Armadillo , Heretic Evil Cousin 97, Heretic Evil Twin 97, Uncommon Brewers Siamese Twin Ale 74, Uncommon Brewers Baltic Porter 94, Uncommon Brewers Bacon Brown Ale 47, Summer Wine Huldra Smoked Porter 80, Six Degrees North Honey Bee Good , Brew By Numbers 05/01 India Pale Ale - Amarillo & Citra 94, The Kernel India Pale Ale Cascade Chinook 83, Pilot Beer BlÝnd , Tryst Nelson Sauvin Hop Trial 88, Buxton Lager , Quantum Interocitor
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26 reviews for Hanging Bat Beer Cafe
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  86%
 Selection  89%
 Food  72%
 Value  73%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  97%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
JD_Walker  (4) Minnesota | June 18, 2014
Visited the Hanging Bat on a rainy Tuesday afternoon and was almost the only customer in the place. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful in answering my questions about the new Scottish beer scene, and in helping me select beers to try. The selection was very good, focusing on local and regional brews. Everything I tried was interesting and of good quality, including a saison made at Hanging Bat and an Edinburgh-area IPA. I will say the beer was not cheap at 3-4 pounds per schooner, but for me it was worth it for the guidance, conversation, and excellent beers. Overall a terrific experience!
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
HopScotch_MGA  (11) Malaga, Spain | May 31, 2014
Excellent and huge selection of crafts from all arond the globe.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
migajos  (68) Warsaw, Poland | May 20, 2014
One of the best craft beer selection, Iíve seen in Europe. Nice interior and atmosphere. Helpful chatty staff. The only disadvantage were prices. Expensive. Will surely be back to check out whats on taps next time!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Owl83  (36) Athens, Greece | April 21, 2014
Modern place to have good craft beer in the city of Edinburgh.Though the place didnít impress me,the line up of taps and the bottles available did.A good choice to have good beer in Edinburgh.The staff was willing to help and knew about basic things.So among all the Tennentís and bad ales going around there i suggest it!
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Tim Webb  (201) Cambridge, England | March 28, 2014
Definitely a top UK beer destination. Cool wooden design, well-motivated, enthusiastic staff, if not 100% independent about the beers. Tried to direct me away from the excellent bottle-conditioned Bethnal Pale Ale towards the perfectly decent but not as good Bethnal Pale Ale on tap, on the grounds that they were the same brew. Controversially using 2/3 pint glasses called schooners - a bit avant garde for traditional British drinkers. Some of the newer bottled beers cost an eye-watering sum but as Nancy Reagan said, íJust say noí.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Brugmansia  (380) Jylland, Denmark | March 16, 2014
Visited first time marts 2014. Great place, cosy atmosphere, and great service and very friendly,serviceminded staff :D. Nice selection of beers on cask, kegs and bottles, served well conditioned..
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Fin  (535) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 16, 2014
Me and Loz visited here on Saturday 15th March 2014. This was my first visit here and I have to say despite the heavy weight of expectation from all of the positive reviews and comments that Iíd heard this certainly lived up to its Premier League billing, it was fab! This place is close to Cloisters another fine stop off but it is a million miles away in terms of beer variety and choice. The bat is literally right on the street, a flat fronted pub with a rather amusing but down at heel DIY looking sign, inside however things start to look much more professional, albeit pallets and old kegs etc are put to use for lighting attachment, sinks and a cistern, novel maybe but looks good. The bar is in front to the left as you enter with the beer board on the same side, there is a raised area to the right and it looked like additional seating downstairs. I thought the beer choice was excellent with a good many of the regions of the UK represented the bottle selection looked equally impressive. I had a superb Summer Wine Devil IPA Centennial on keg, Loz had a Hopcraft Golden Pixie on cask both were great. The staff were knowledgable and approachable, the place was quite busy for 4-5 on a Saturday afternoon. This is easily up there with the best in the UK, great bar.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk  (150) Edinburgh , Scotland | February 4, 2014
Well ive given this place time to settle to get a better feel for it. So here goes. The hanging bat has a lot to recomend it, 14 Keg lines and 6 Cask lines as well as a considerable bottle selection. But its not not all about the numbers its the care taken in the selection. With the likes of Kernel, magic Rock and Harbour, on regularly as part of the rotating guest list, and the likes of Hawkshead , Moor and Luckie forming part of there Permanent theres a Garentee of Interesting beers and Its not uncommon to find 4-5 beers above 6% on at any one time. But this place has more to offer than just beer. The layout and Decor make this a very comfortable bar, some where you can easily pop into for a 10 minute quicky or spend several hour being slowly seduced by its delights. Food is well done and well priced, offering filling and snacky alternatives. With Regular meet the brewer events its possible to see 10-20 brews from one of the more intersting UK breweries on at the same time. But for me the one thing that puts the Icing on the Cake is that it Allows Children. While Edinburgh has many great pubs sadly too many of them are not child friendly, so to find a Bar this good that we can go out as a family to is a delight.

SO were into a new Year and this place is going strong, its amazing the beer you can find in here on a Random monday night like last night. Which Just makes it such a great place to have a drink on the way home, but its also nice to sit on a quietish weekend afternoon playing a game with the kids while having a couple of beers, but the Thing that really lift this place to Truely stunning is the Beer events about once a month a brewer will appear and the Bar will showcase their beer, often taking up all 20(21) lines
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty  (220) Uppsala, Sweden | February 3, 2014
A superb bar and addition to the Edinburgh beer scene. The beers are constantly rotating so itís worthwhile keeping an eye on the board. I like the way that you buy tokens (bottle caps) when you want to taste small samples and that they do not have to all be used in one go. I wish more bars were like that.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
vshollows  (49) , | December 5, 2013
Great place with loads of beers to choose from. Was very busy on Saturday night, but we managed to get a seat downstairs. Huge tattoo on the neck/chest of the barmaid was not to our liking.

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