Bow Bar | Edinburgh,
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Bow Bar
Excellent based on 89 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: Daily 12.00-23.30

Mayor: AshtonMcCobb (7) | Taps: 8 casks | Bottles: 40

Bow Bar

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Cromarty Happy Chappy 75, Blue Bee Attack of The Geek , Oakham Dead Manís Trousers , Tiny Rebel Loki 94, Allendale Gluten Free Pale Ale , Stewart Chilli Reekie 93, Dark Star Redhead , VonFreude Ale Primeur 48, Moor Riderís Revival 78, Northern Monk / Quantum / Blackjack Black Session IPA , Ticketybrew Wit Bier , Marble / Joseph Holtís / Black Jack / Runaway Green Quarter IPA , Titanic 12 Thousand Feet , Jaw Surf , Celt Experience Goddess Of The Spring 83, Black Metal Blood Revenge 66, Loch Lomond Bonnie Ní Blonde 38, Alechemy Malacca 79, Scottish Borders Heavy Nettle 48, Traquair 50 95
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89 reviews for Bow Bar
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  79%
 Selection  75%
 Food  63%
 Value  72%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

rosenbergh  (618) Tampere, Finland | March 2, 2012
8 casks. Lots of bottles. Cozy small pub. Reasonable prices. Nice location. Friendly service. I guess thatís all and thatís also what it takes.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
mark1969  (24) edinburgh, Scotland | February 1, 2012
Excellent real bar . The staff knows there product . Also very passionate beer and good service . Overall a place to be for good beer .
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb  (155) Edinburgh, Scotland | February 1, 2012
Lovely old pub in the middle of Edinburghís home town. The speciality is cask ale and some Scottish and international bottles. They seem to have summer and winter beer festivals and seem to get beers that other bars donít. Would highly recommend it, though steak pie was a bit small.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Benio  (13) , | January 16, 2012
great bar, great beer on tap
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Butty  (11) , Scotland | January 1, 2012
Another of Edinburghís miracle of miniaturisation bars. A good ever changing selection of real ales. Not many places to sit and can become rammed with suits, but never an unpleasant place to drink, even when full. When quiet itís a splendid hideaway for a pint in Scotlandís capital.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing  (416) Oslo, Norway | November 21, 2011
Traditional pub in a fascinating street. Pretty good selection of beer and a very good selection of whiskies. Nice atmosphere.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82  (112) , England | September 5, 2011
A great old skool gem in the heart of Edinburghís tourist area. Exceptional single malt whiskey selection, second to none there. Cask ales were prominent, conditioning was good. Acorn Citra IPA was well conditioned, no chemical residue or other issues, staff were exceptionally polite, beer was flowing and punters were game. This place got very packed very quickly so advise to go early for seats. For value wise itís not too bad. There are some expensive whiskies here yes but they are world class. You pay for what you get as they say. The beer range was good and I was very happy to see a stout in August even though it wasnít actually descent. Acorn Citra was a great relief from a hilly walk and a good example of single hop citra. Good venue and want to go back. Also cool old skool beer signs on the wall but classy not tacky ones.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
hophop  (11) , Scotland | August 12, 2011
Cosy little pub showcasing mainly British cask ales + malt whiskies. Can be a bit crowded with suits after work but very good all the same.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
downender  (343) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus  (103) California | February 24, 2011
Quaint little pub, good ale selection, but mobbed on the weekends.

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