Bow Bar (Free) | Edinburgh,
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Bow Bar (Free)
Excellent based on 75 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: noon-11:30pm

Mayor: allmyvinyl (11) | Taps: 8 casks | Bottles: 25

Bow Bar (Free)

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Beer Available At Bow Bar (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Great Heck Porter 59, Great Heck Mount Mosaic , Alechemy Chinook Burst , Hand Drawn Monkey IPA , An Teallach Shenaval Gold , Roosters Der Kaiser 38, Williams Brothers October Zest 62, Great Heck Vanilla Wheat Stout , Alechemy Strachanís ERA , Speyside Findhorn Killer IPA 51, Sonnet 43 Turn Away From Praise , Sonnet 43 Brown Ale 49, Brodies Bethnal Green Bitter 65, Brodies Shoreditch Sunshine 86, Stewart 80/- 62, Tempest Brave New World 97, Great Heck Voodoo Mild 82, Great Heck Chopper 61, Wild Beer Fresh 87, 8 Wired ReWired Brown Ale 93
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75 reviews for Bow Bar (Free)
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  79%
 Selection  75%
 Food  63%
 Value  72%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jorge76  (154) , Italy | December 12, 2013
traditional pub just off the royal mile and grassmarket. simple interior in a single room and a medium size bar dispensing 8 cask beers by the traditional scottish air pressure way..the staff is friedly but sometime a bit strict serving drinks to the people already on the way to be drunk..great selection of whiskies at reasonableprices
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
danlo  (54) Darlington , England | November 6, 2013
Pub located near the Grassmarket in the centre of Edinburgh. Traditional fairly simple interior, central bar with a wide selection of ales and whiskeys. Good atmosphere & service but can get very crowded.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Tarjei77  (1) Nesttun, Norway | August 22, 2013
Great pub, traditional style. Lovely cask ales lovingly served. Nice selection of bottles as well, even one gluten free beer. Staff really friendly.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
TheCametron  (56) , Czech Republic | August 7, 2013
A mainstay of the Edinburgh beer scene. Situated bang in the city centre with every excuse for being a tourist trap and yet It isnít. The selection is definitly more cask orientated but they do bring on some very interesting keg beers as well. The clientelle is regulars. The staff are excellent. Very friendly and accomodating with a great ability to deal with the ticks that can occur in seasoned beer drinkers. Great selection. One of the most important pubs in the city.
gunnar  (382) Sandnes, Norway | July 28, 2013
Busy bar in a busy area, with a fine selection af real ales. Service minded personell, and they also know their beers. Recommended +
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown  (71) , Northern Ireland | July 15, 2013
another fantastic edinburgh pub with historic (listed?) features like air pressure beer pumps.
helpful staff happy to serve thirds when asked
keg and cask selection always interesting, withspecial beer events/ festivals all year round
rightin citycentre so no excuse not to visit!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye  (190) Steinbach, Manitoba | July 5, 2013
Staff is not super attentive, but its a nice little pub with a great selection. Really cheap pies, too, if youíre hungry.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk  (150) Edinburgh , Scotland | June 6, 2013
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)
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jfb  (136) Freising, Germany | May 30, 2013
Popular traditional bar with a very minimalistic interior. 8 cask ales, good selection and fairly priced, and a few fancy imported (expensive) kegs. Staff is a bit reserved, in accordance with the vibe of the place. Get there early if you want to sit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey  (424) Croydon, England | May 8, 2013
Traditional single-room freehouse pub located in old-town Edinburgh. Lots of interesting Scottish micros on cask and a few token Northern English. The bottle selection is compact, but well-chosen. If you like whisky this is also a great place to visit. Really enjoyed it until it started to get very busy, but then again is was a Saturday. Prompt and friendly service. An Edinburgh must-visit.

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