Bow Bar | Edinburgh,
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Bow Bar
Excellent based on 86 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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Hours: Daily 12.00-23.30


Mayor: AshtonMcCobb (8) | Taps: 8 casks | Bottles: 40


Bow Bar

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Beer Available At Bow Bar (arranged by most recent)
Allendale Gluten Free Pale Ale , Stewart Chilli Reekie 93, Dark Star Redhead , VonFreude Ale Primeur 49, Moor Riderís Revival 79, Northern Monk / Quantum / Blackjack Black Session IPA , Ticketybrew Wit Bier , Tiny Rebel Loki 94, Marble / Joseph Holtís / Black Jack / Runaway Green Quarter IPA , Titanic 12 Thousand Feet , Jaw Surf , Celt Experience Goddess Of The Spring 82, Black Metal Blood Revenge 64, Loch Lomond Bonnie Ní Blonde 38, Alechemy Malacca Indonesian Long Pepper Black IPA , Scottish Borders Heavy Nettle 48, Traquair 50 92, Fyne Ales / De Molen Mills and Hills 99, Elixir Capín Cook Tucoís Revenge , Elixir Capín Cook
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86 reviews for Bow Bar
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  79%
 Selection  75%
 Food  63%
 Value  72%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
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82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
AdiBeer  (175) London, England | August 28, 2015
Nice, cosy little bar, good selection on tap, a few decent bottles too. Gets very busy on weekends.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer  (1583) Hebden Bridge, England | August 27, 2015
Small but atmospheric bar a street below the Royal Mile near to the Castle. Itís a single room pub with the bar against one side wall to the rear. Traditional in style, it has a fairly heavy use of wood throughout and is easy on the eye for it. Thereís a considerable row of ales at the bar and no shortage of spirits behind it. As itís in the heart of the tourist area it doesnít take too long for this place to get full up but thereís small tables either side of the central doorway and some across from the bar. Itís all a bit of a squeeze at times.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Tim Webb  (283) Bristol, England | August 20, 2015
Good traditional bar, the more so for its position just off the Royal Mile on the way to Grassmarket,. Attracts a largely male crowd but without the attitude. Spruce but yet well-worn. A great bar that has transcended the generations and is an essential port of call on any tour of Embra. Great range of casks and a growing range of the cool and the good in bottles.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (726) London, England | July 7, 2015
A heavenly little pub with a solid range of cask beers; but the highlight here is certainly the whisky. The ambiance in here is simple and the vibe convivial. The pricing is fair, the staff very friendly and helpful. The cask range is not overly progressive but with an emphasis on the local thereís lots of fun stuff to be had.

One of Edinburghís top spots. Absolutely worth a visit.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman  (12) Durham, New Hampshire | July 2, 2015
Great little pub tucked away right off the Grassmarket. The focus is on cask ale and whiskey, but itís commitment to its cellar and its cool old font taps make it worth giving a try.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse  (76) , Sweden | May 24, 2015
Only visited briefly, but liked what I saw. Small, cozy place, quite busy even in the afternoon. Good tap list and a fair selection of bottles. Friendly staff.
48
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 9/20
Tonyrony  (26) , Scotland | February 15, 2015
Usually Scottish beers served via founts to a very average quality. Nice bar but poor beer.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666  (25) Edinburgh, Scotland | February 12, 2015
Varied selection of cask beer, all reasonably priced. Has occasional beer festivals where you are likely to see more unusual beers. Friendly staff. Have had pies here before but not entirely sure if they still do food. My only complaint is that most of the time itís packed in here. Also a big selection of whisky.
52
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 10/20
androman  (41) Maarssen, Netherlands | February 9, 2015
Visited on Saturday late evening. It was very loud and crowded, including some old farts and witches. Card reader didnít work so needed to go out to pick up cash and we got our beers 10 minutes before midnight. Then we were thrown out 10 minutes after midnight due to closing. Some great local brewers beer on tap, but not the best ales. Didnít check the bottle selection. Staff was informative but not too friendly, they were probaly fed up of drunk turists and wanted to go home, I understand that. Probably worth a visit on weekdays early afternoon.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Strebs  (211) St. Louis, Missouri | January 10, 2015| Updated February 13, 2015
Even though the beer selection takes second precedence to the whisky list, I was always able to find something interesting and top notch over the course of several visits. The only place that would be a more comfortable venue to enjoy a drink or two would be my own living room. The Bow Bar is a treasure. Highly recommended.

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