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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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Beershine (680) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 13, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
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.
Oakes (613) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 13, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | May 26, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Impossible not to admire this lovely pub. Interesting cask range, awesome whisky selection and brilliant staff. Popular with locals and visitors alike. Crackiní.
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.
Theydon_Bois (458) The íSham, England | December 22, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited at lunchtime on Saturday 8th Decemeber í12.
Medium sized single room venue, bar to the left as you enter. 8 cask, largely scottish micros including Tryst, Stweart and Hghland Brewing Co on my visit, nearly always one or two English offerings as well.
Place was pretty busy so we stood by the bar.
Service was prompt and we never had to wait.
Have visited the Bow many times, classic trad bar and a must on a visit to the Burgh!
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 !
rosenbergh (404) Helsinki, Finland | March 2, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
8 casks. Lots of bottles. Cozy small pub. Reasonable prices. Nice location. Friendly service. I guess thatís all and thatís also what it takes.
imdownthepub (370) Banbury, England | April 25, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Traditional bar close to the tourist masses, it was packed both times we visited. Seemed to be a reasonable choice but it was hard to get to the bar. The beers were in decent nick, the ambiance is friendly. Really is worth a visit.
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.
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