Bow Bar | Edinburgh,
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Bow Bar
Excellent based on 81 ratings
Type: Bar

80 West Bow
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2HH [ print map ]
0131 226 7667

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Hours: noon-11:30pm


Mayor: AshtonMcCobb (7) | Taps: 8 casks | Bottles: 25


Bow Bar

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81 reviews for Bow Bar
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  79%
 Selection  75%
 Food  63%
 Value  72%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  91%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
downender  (323) Bristol, England | June 18, 2011
Visited 7/6/2011. Traditional pub with the walls covered in brewery memorabilia. Decent selection of ales and the barman was friendly and knowledgeable. Fairly quiet mid afternoon on a Tuesday, with a few tourists and lawyers having a quick break from the office. Very good.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus  (95) California | February 24, 2011
Quaint little pub, good ale selection, but mobbed on the weekends.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278  (13) , Scotland | January 23, 2011
I LOVE the Bow Bar. Iíve only been once, and it was late on a Sunday night, about an hour from closing time. I was expecting the staff to be grumpy and unpleasant, but I was pleasantly surprised. They were very happy to discuss beers with me, as were the clientele, and it made for a very pleasant evening. The bar is OLD SKOOL, but amazing. So. Much. Whisky. And the old fashioned taps are a nice touch. I could live here. Well worth a visit.
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn  (205) Amsterdam, Netherlands | November 4, 2010
Very light bar in the center of Edinburgh. Quite crowded, but we managed to get us a seat. Nice selection of cask ales, immense selection of whiskeys, some bottled beers as well. Prices are fairly high for Edinburgh standard (I think), but still reasonable (about 3,80 per pint). Had a nice time here, but I thought the lights were too bright, killed the atmosphere imo.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes  (724) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 13, 2010
Bow is the shit. Ok, the historic dispensation system doesnít really deliver the best pint, but the selection is large and ever-rotating. The whisky list is killer. The atmosphere is brilliant, historic. A must-visit in Edinburgh. Eat at Oink across the street.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 20/20
JohnRMurdoch  (326) Glasgow, Scotland | October 4, 2010| Updated July 28, 2012
Very old fashioned traditional Scottish bar with fantastic selection of cask ales & bottled beers. Uses traditional Aitken taps for serving beer and they are well cared for. Quite busy and expensive but well worth a visit. Also has regular beer festivals.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine  (796) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 13, 2010
The rack of whiskeys is so alluring here, itís hard not to stare. I donít even think the back bar is stocked with anything else but whiskey. They basically replace the standard row of commercial spirits with a proud selection of single malts. As for beer...on our first visit the ales were not in great condition unfortunately. But that was mid-week during the day when turnover was probably bad. Returned during the weekend and all were in good shape and several of the taps had changed in a matter of days. The weekend crowd was fun, but certainly not a young or beautiful crowd. They have a decent bottle selection too. Oh! If you like pulled pork sandwiches there is a great little sandwich shop across the street called Oink! Only open during the day but itís awesome. This whole little area is cute.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
andygood  (24) , Italy | June 17, 2010
First pub visted during my week end in Edinburgh. What to ssay: I think itís quiet and fit to taste different good beers on tap. I had 5/6 pints and shared some opinions about the quality with the people standing at the bar. The atmosphere is real....the beers often change.....I suggest this pub for the high quality and variety of real ales.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe  (77) Amersfoort, Netherlands | April 22, 2010
Nice place to visit. Fair selection. Friendly people. Get some pig across the street! But the pies in here are good too.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Mars63  (3) Edinburgh, Scotland | April 9, 2010
My favourite boozer in Edinburgh. In Scotland for that matter. A lovely quiet haven in the middle of the city with a great (for Edinburgh) selection of cask ales. No jukebox or TV. Lovely

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