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Bow Bar
Excellent based on 81 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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Hours: noon-11:30pm


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


Bow Bar

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Sunny Republic Winter Warmer , Broughton Hopopotamus 40, Hardknott Lux Borealis 50, Mikkeller American Dream 97, Waen Snowball 73, Alechemy Monumental (Octomore) , Loch Lomond Brave Hop 55, Tempest White Light 75, Wild Beer Bibble 85, Tuatara Bohemian Pilsner 84, Drygate Pale Duke 44, SKA Euphoria Pale Ale 89, Fallen Dragonfly 74, Tiny Rebel Hank 74, Brass Castle Oatmeal Pale. , Drygate Reflex Red Ale , Pilot Beer Mochaccino Milk Stout 92, Fyne Ales Naughty 77, Fyne Ales Nice 74, Tempest Elemental Porter 92
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81 reviews for Bow Bar
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  79%
 Selection  75%
 Food  63%
 Value  72%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  91%
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  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  (710) 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  (519) 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  (335) 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.
76
  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.
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  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  (425) Leiden, Netherlands | August 28, 2012
The essential Edinburgh pub, great beer and service.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb  (141) Edinburgh, Scotland | February 1, 2012
Lovely old pub in the middle of Edinburgh’s 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 don’t. Would highly recommend it, though steak pie was a bit small.

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