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.
Strebs (213) 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.
Visited the 23rd July 2016 - on a small street near to the Edinburgh castle, this place is totally what I love on a bar. Nice decoration with old fashion ads. Small tables and nice wood bar on the corner, good beer selection on cask and taps. Really amazing selection for a good price. Service is super friendly and efficient. Very amazing atmosphere. Ambiance is really great, you donít have music but you donít need. People are friendly and happy to share a beer with you. Toilets are not so clean but OK. You will love also the whisky selectionÖ Iím in love with this place ! Why am I not living in Edinburgh? Itís what a beer place should be!
This is one of Edinburghs finest bars, Can get very busy, and has the narrowest tables i have ever seen. The Beer selection is Really good and the Quality Excelent. May not be as trendy as any of the grassmarket pubs but youíll be hard pushed to find a decent beer in the grassmarket. Id say a must if your in the area.This is my TOP equal choice of Edinburgh bars (along with Cloisters)
I absolutely love this place! The staff are welcoming, helpful and very knowledgable. Their passion for imbibing and food is very evident. The Tall Font system is still in use and they have a good diverse selection of real ale, mostly focused on the York area. The whiskey selection is well priced, with way too many great options. Basically, you can spend an entire day here and be a very happy albeit drunk person. The staff made my visit to Edinburgh, giving me great places to eat all over the city. I would suggest thie Bow Bar to all.
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.
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.