Hanging Bat Beer Cafe

4.9/5.0 50 reviews
133 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9AD

unknown thehangingbat.com
Sun-Thu 12:00 - 0:00. Fri-Sat 12:00 - 1:00.

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Beer entered at Hanging Bat Beer Cafe

Wylam / Yeastie Boys WxY7%1/24/2016
Howling Hops Black XX No.1 5.5%1/24/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Amarillo Nelson Sauvin5.5%1/24/2016
The Kernel India Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin Victoria Secret6.9%1/24/2016
Mad Hatter Ponderosa IPA 6.4%1/20/2016
Bristol Beer Factory Ultimate Stout7.7%12/26/2015
Tempest Old Parochial10%12/26/2015
Redchurch Hoxton Stout6%12/25/2015
Northern Alchemy Dark Chocolate and Mint Milk Stout5.1%12/25/2015
Burning Sky Saison à la Provision6.5%12/25/2015
Hanging Bat Brew Co Double IPA 8.7%12/25/2015
Weird Beard / Hanging Bat Jack’s Rye Smile11%11/21/2015
Wiper and True Saison Elderflower4.4%11/14/2015
Swannay Oat Stout5%11/14/2015
Alpha State Vanilla Sorachi Red7.5%11/14/2015
Chorlton Waimea Sour5.6%11/14/2015
Wylam Double Jakehead12%11/14/2015
Harbour Double IPA No. 87.3%10/29/2015
Alpha Project Half Light4%10/29/2015
Hanging Bat Brew Co Midnight Porter5.5%10/29/2015
Hawkshead Red (Cask)4.2%10/29/2015
Nomad Cruisin’ Ale4.8%10/29/2015
Doctors Orders Zephyr7.5%10/29/2015
Chevalier Saison6%10/25/2015
Nomad Jet Lag IPA6.2%10/25/2015
Siren / Crooked Stave All Bretts Are Off4.5%10/19/2015
Fyne Ales Ryenegade5%9/20/2015
Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal4.2%9/20/2015
Partizan / Prairie Real Time Saison6.6%9/20/2015
Surly Pentagram6.66%9/20/2015
Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Pomelo)5.8%9/20/2015
Cigar City Cucumber Saison5%9/20/2015
The Kernel India Pale Ale Mosaic Zeus Equinox7.1%9/10/2015
Nómada / Freigeist Paella Food Ale4.4%9/3/2015
Du Bocq Saison 18586.4%8/27/2015
Six Degrees North Auld Toon Tripel9%8/27/2015
The Kernel India Pale Ale Mosaic7.2%8/15/2015
Five Points Railway Porter4.8%8/15/2015
Moor So’Hop4.1%8/11/2015
Anspach & Hobday The Sorachi Pale4.5%8/11/2015
Almasty MK46%8/11/2015
Camden Town / The Hanging Bat NZ Kolsch5.3%8/11/2015
Gulden Draak The Brewmasters Edition10.5%8/10/2015
Luckie Ales Munich Dark4.2%8/10/2015
Cloudwater Table Beer4.2%8/10/2015
Wild Beer Madness IPA6.8%8/8/2015
Hammerton Pentonville5.3%7/25/2015
Alpha Project Mill Stone3.7%7/25/2015
Mikkeller SpontanDryHop Citra5.5%7/24/2015
Wild Beer Summer Blend 20154.6%7/24/2015
Magic Rock / Siren Ginspired6.4%7/24/2015
De Molen Heen & Weer (Back & Forth)9.2%7/15/2015
Cromarty / CASC Morning Glory OJ IPA6.1%7/15/2015
Mad Hatter Mild But Never Conservative7.4%7/14/2015
Chorlton Amarillo Sour5.1%7/14/2015
Freigeist Nosco’s Cafe5%7/14/2015
Alpha Project Graceland2%7/14/2015
Cromarty Burgundy Union5%7/9/2015
Galway Bay Stormy Port5.5%7/9/2015
Alpha State Motuekavand2.5%6/30/2015
Wiper and True Two Threads5%6/19/2015
Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Hop Stoopid8%6/18/2015
Runaway American Brown Ale5.7%6/18/2015
Lervig Kringly Kris Brand Norwegian Juleporter4.7%6/18/2015
Swannay Mea Culpa4.3%6/18/2015
Almasty MK36.2%6/18/2015
Luckie Ales Bock6.3%6/18/2015
Fyne Ales Mildish3.4%6/18/2015
Alpha Project Du Hast3.7%6/18/2015
Hanging Bat Brew Co Sun’s Up3%6/18/2015
Tiny Rebel / Arbor Bonsai6.5%6/14/2015
Wild Beer Zintuki7.3%6/7/2015
Fyne Ales / Siren Saudade3.2%6/7/2015
Brew By Numbers 09/02 Brown Ale - Nut Brown6.3%6/7/2015
Bristol Beer Factory/ Left Handed Giant Juice Bar5.5%6/7/2015
Siren Broken Dream (Bavarian Single Malt BA) Biscuit Series Wagon Wheels7.5%6/3/2015
Siren / Jackie O’s Quadrophenia9.3%6/2/2015
Siren / B. Nektar Uncle Zester8.5%6/2/2015
Siren Ardbeg BA Even More Jesus11%6/2/2015
Siren / Arizona Wilderness / Mother Kelly’s Mum’s the Word5%6/2/2015
Siren Wine Barrel Aged Undercurrent5.1%6/2/2015
Almasty Small IPA4%5/28/2015
Left Handed Giant Small Pale3.7%5/28/2015
Lagunitas Sucks8%5/23/2015
Kaapse Brouwers Bea6%5/23/2015
Buxton Pic Tor6.4%5/23/2015
Tiny Rebel Mandarina Bavaria5%5/20/2015
Cloudwater MCR Expo Brew5.5%5/20/2015
Blackwater Kangaroo Court4%5/20/2015
Bad Seed Mosaic Pale Ale4.5%5/20/2015
Buxton Battle Horse10.5%5/20/2015
Tiny Rebel NP1010%5/20/2015
Magic Rock / Toccalmatto Custard Pie6.7%5/20/2015
Camden Town Versus Cloudwater Marzen6.6%5/20/2015
Cloudwater / Burning Sky Old Garde 6.2%5/20/2015
Burning Sky Vatted Porter6%5/20/2015
Salopian Bulletproof5.8%5/20/2015
Magic Rock / Marble Warea5%5/20/2015
Wild Beer Hula3.8%5/20/2015
The Kernel London Sour Raspberry2.3%5/20/2015
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk  (212) Edinburgh , Scotland | January 31, 2016
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
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jjsint  (367) Stuntney, England | November 21, 2015
I can see why this bar is so popular. The first thing that hits me is the delicious smell of the spicy food... then my eyes are drawn to the beer menu and I quickly realise which hunger I wish to satiate. 5 cask and 13 keg on my visit, all well-chosen and reasonably priced. The focus is, quite rightly, on Scottish craft breweries, with the likes oh Pilot, Almasty and the house brewery featuring. They make excellent use if space, although I feel that on a Saturday night this place should be more crowded than it is. Special mention must be given to the awesome gents’ loos.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 2/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Smaskifa  (67) Oslo, Norway | November 10, 2015
This has officially taken over as my favorite beer hang out in Edinburgh, brilliant selection and price level. It’s also a pretty nice place to just sit, the people watching from the window seats is especially interesting. Good service. Stay away from the chicken wings, they didn’t work out at all, watery bbq sauce isn’t something I’d pay for.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud  (215) , Croatia | October 8, 2015
Great decoration and ambiance. Feels bit upscale sort of bar. Really nice selection of cask and keg beers. There’s always something interesting on. Service is quite good. Food was good as well. Prices bit on the high side considering they are serving 2/3 pint. This one is a must when in Edinburgh.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
toskie  (10) Berlin / Potsdam, Germany | September 18, 2015
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer  (196) London, England | August 28, 2015
Very nice and cosy place. Probably on average good selection - when I was there there was a hangover of a recent 6DN tap takeover with mainly the crappy beers remaining.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Tim Webb  (344) Bristol, England | August 19, 2015
Wearing in but not wearing out. Still a top UK beer destination. Cool design, well-motivated, enthusiastic staff, offended if you moan about any of the brews, but in a positive, brood-protecting kind of way. Using 2/3 pint glasses called schooners - so translated into British the beer is 50% higher than in the perpint system. Tries very hard to get an entertaining range and succeeds at most levels. Food is craft beer fast.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
aredletterlife  (13) New Jersey | July 25, 2015
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (842) London, England | July 7, 2015
A great spot, worthy of its acclaim. They get all kinds of rare one-off type beers in here, and they offer small pours so you can get through a good number of beers. The prices are fair. The staff is helpful and attentive. The food is very good. The ambiance is modern and clean and just a little bit funky.

The Hanging Bat is probably the best beer venue in Edinburgh, and certainly a must-visit if you are in the city.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
WingmanWillis  (694) , England | June 10, 2015| Updated January 10, 2016
Great multi levelled pub in Edinburgh. Has a little brewing plan on site which produces odd one-off casks. Has a great range of beers from across the UK and further afield. Prices are OK, service was friendly. It’s a great addition to the Edinburgh pub scene and a place that’s a must visit on my list. It does seem to get a lot of good beer judging by some of the regulars on RB!

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