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Bow Bar
Excellent based on 82 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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Hours: noon-11:30pm


Mayor: AshtonMcCobb (7) | Taps: 8 casks | Bottles: 25


Bow Bar

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Black Metal Blood Revenge 64, Loch Lomond Bonnie N’ Blonde 37, Alechemy Malacca Indonesian Long Pepper Black IPA , Scottish Borders Heavy Nettle 48, Traquair 50 , Fyne Ales / De Molen Mills and Hills 98, Elixir Cap’n Cook Tuco’s Revenge , Elixir Cap’n Cook , Firebrand Black Saison 60, Windswept Tornado California Twist , Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye 66, Redemption Big Chief 86, Townhouse Kiwi Red , Brass Castle Tykeish Delight , Tuatara APA (Aotearoa Pale Ale) 95, Epic Pale Ale 97, Alechemy Budgie Smuggler , Cloudwater IPA 95, Sunny Republic Winter Warmer , Broughton Hopopotamus 45
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82 reviews for Bow Bar
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  80%
 Selection  75%
 Food  63%
 Value  72%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  90%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus  (97) California | February 24, 2011
Quaint little pub, good ale selection, but mobbed on the weekends.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jfb  (137) 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.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes  (724) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 13, 2010
Bow is the shit. Ok, the historic dispensation system doesn’t 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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh  (580) Tampere, Finland | March 2, 2012
8 casks. Lots of bottles. Cozy small pub. Reasonable prices. Nice location. Friendly service. I guess that’s all and that’s also what it takes.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing  (370) 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.
76
  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 Edinburgh’s 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 it’s a splendid hideaway for a pint in Scotland’s capital.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | September 21, 2009
Small but comfortable bar with an extensive and well documented array of whisky and good selection of bottle and draught beers. Definitely a drinking destination as there is nothing else besides the company of your friends and the staff to occupy you here, as it should be! Staff was very friendly and helpful with recommendations on whisky and beer. Pricing seemed very fair in the heart of the tourist area.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
JazzPuppy  (1) , Scotland | February 3, 2005
Quaint authentic bar hidden away in Edinburgh’s old town. This justifies the search with its interesting selection of cask ales generally in tip top condition poured through traditional gravity fonts.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf  (144) Kolding, Denmark | August 4, 2009
One of two places we returned to. Great, small common room with a rather large bar. A s**t-load of whiskys. 6 casks that change fairly regularly. Very friendly service. I always respect when a barman recommends a competitor, because we wer looking for an excact beer. Good brewdogs in bottle. Nice, cozy place.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314  (478) Leiden, Netherlands | August 28, 2012
The essential Edinburgh pub, great beer and service.

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