Scotland > Edinburgh
Beer Available At Bow Bar (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Tempest A Face With No Name 89, Alechemy Bowhemia Pale 45, Stewart 80/- 62, Freigeist Phoebe Caulfield 89, Tyne Bank Mocha Milk Stout 89, Oakham JHB 87, Fyne Ales Zombier 96, Tryst Brockville Dark 72, Stewart Edinburgh Number 3 56, Williams Brothers March of the Penguins 91, Saltaire Cascadian Black 61, Kent Enigma 71, Siren Soundwave 97, Blindmans Route 66 , Tempest Brave New World 96, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 3 Flying Cloud Stout 91, Hand Drawn Monkey Jerk Stout , Fyne Ales/ Wild Beer Cool as a Cucumber 71, Arbor / Bristol / Harbour La Trippale 90, Thornbridge / Dark Star Coalition Old Ale 88
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thewolf (142) Kolding, Denmark | August 4, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
One of two places we returned to. Great, small common room with a rather large bar. A s**t-load of whiskys. 6 casks that change fairly regularly. Very friendly service. I always respect when a barman recommends a competitor, because we wer looking for an excact beer. Good brewdogs in bottle. Nice, cozy place.
skortila (127) Baarn, Netherlands | July 13, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visited suring my vacation in Scotland, September 2008. Cosy bar in the old centre of Edinburgh. has several casks of differen ales. Friendly staff.
RichardW (29) Carlisle, England | February 11, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favourite bars in the UK and certainly my favourite in Edinburgh. All Scottish air fonts for dispense, which are a fairly rare thing these days. Around 8-10 draught beers available, all in great condition. Wooden flooring and bench style seating. Fantastic old brewery mirrors on the walls and a superb malt whisky menu to tempt you, should you feel the need to stray from the beer range. Outstanding.
Rune (344) TromsÝ, Norway | December 8, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Stylish and characterful real ale and whisky pub near the National Library. Excellent selection and fast rotation of seven cask ales, served by classic Scottish air pressure dispense. The real ales are often from smaller and independent breweries. At one of my visits I found Brewdog Punk IPA on cask. Has also got a big selection of Scottish malts. They certainly know how to handle ale and whisky at this one roomed pub. Definitely one of the very best for beer drinking in Edinburgh. Last visited 12.11.2008 with Finn and a few other Norwegians.
DonMagi (50) bantervile, England | January 13, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
With cgarvieuk. I liked this place all wooden palaling and good old bottles on the walls to look at. Beers in decent nick and 3 ratings for me also from english brewerys which can be rare in edinburgh.
pivnizub (449) Bochum, PorķřŪ, Germany | September 6, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Not really what You can call a "cozy" pub, but a quite authentic bar with a large selection of cask ales (and whiskys); in summer they thereís an annual beer-festival with a fine selection of scottish (and english) ales. For those tourists, who donít like these gorgeous british ales, three czech lagers (Urquell, Dark Budvar and Staropramen) are offered regularly. Na zdravi !
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | September 2, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
An excellent little pub, rather authentic with efficient service and a solid selection of 8 casks. More English beers than most amongst the pack, youíll have to look elsewhere for rarer scottish specimen, but with its central location, itís a must in Edinburgh.
dchmela (102) Orlando, Florida | July 22, 2007
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Visited March 07. This was my favorite pub on my whole vacation this year. Quaint little pub that had a great selection of cask ales and some 140 whiskeys. The bartenders were very helpful and knowledgeable.
Rogermoore (1) Edinburgh, Scotland | June 28, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
The barmaid was super hot. Iím glad Iím divorced. What a hot hot hot women. And they do good beer too. It was a saturday luch time when our eyes first met.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 11, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
In this basic, long and narrow pub room you will find 8 cask ales (mostly British in my 2 visits) with lots of seasonals and some rarities. The place is pretty quiet as it canít hold that many people, but it greatly lacks atmosphere, which is why I wouldnít see myself spending a full evening here. If you are a beer geek though, you will get enough real ales to keep you busy for a few hours, and as a visitor to Edinburgh, you will pass through the nearby Grassmarket, so why not pass by and see whatís being served? Iíve only been twice so far, and was rewarded with great selections (Dark Star, Ossett, Harviestoun, etc.) of well-tendered ales both times.
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