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BrewDog Edinburgh
Excellent based on 56 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

143 Cowgate
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1JS [ print map ]
01312 206517

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Hours: Mon-Sat 12-1; Sun 12.30-1;


Mayor: Leighton (21) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 60+


BrewDog Edinburgh

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Beer Available At BrewDog Edinburgh (arranged by most recent)
BrewDog Blitz Redcurrant 42, Buxton SPA 90, Stone / Brewdog Wee Erky , Victory 1337 Ale 65, BrewDog Black Eyed King Imp , BrewDog IPA is Dead - EXP366 92, BrewDog Vote Sepp 45, BrewDog Black Jacques 87, Brewdog Lumberjack Stout 97, Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet Black IPA 95, BrewDog IPA is Dead - Kohatu 87, Mikkeller Schwarzbier 85, Brewdog Blitz Cherry 46, 8 Wired Semiconductor Session IPA 89, Magic Rock Slapstick 85, Brodies Chinook Bacon IPA 85, Stronzo/Ølsnedkeren/Brøggeren Jonge Galaxie 79, Stronzo Beard Of The Wicked Crone 87, BrewDog Cocoa Psycho 99, BrewDog Dogma 95
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56 reviews for BrewDog Edinburgh
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  79%
 Selection  82%
 Food  68%
 Value  66%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  92%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
JD_Walker  (4) Minnesota | June 18, 2014
Visited this bar twice during a recent stay in Edinburgh, both times on weekday afternoons when it wasn’t very crowded. I’m not terribly familiar with BrewDog beers, but the ones I had were quite enjoyable, and much more assertive than most traditional Scottish beers. (I tried an RIS and a single-hop IPA.) The place has a slightly corporate feel to it and the staff were friendly enough but didn’t seem to know much about beer. They could guide customers to beers of a particular sort and say something minimal about them, but when I asked questions, they had no idea how to answer -- for example, I asked where the single hop (Comet) comes from. Also, on my second visit, they were disappointingly out of almost all of their own beers. The staff said they were getting a shipment the following day! Overall a moderate quality experience.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala  (50) , Denmark | June 10, 2014
I visited this place twice during a weekend city break to Edinburgh. First visit was during the middle of the afternoon and the second wisit was in the evening on the following day. There’s a limited number of diner-style enclosures as well as an outdoor ’biergarten’ with some tables, which is really only for the smokers as it lacks any kind of charm. If you don’t manage to get one of the 10 tables or so you’ll have to sit at the bar or stand. When we arrived in the afternoon we managed to get a table immediately and in the evening we had to wait around 15 minutes or so. We tried several of their house beers from tap and also had two pizzas for dinner once. I found the selection to be "standard brewdog++", which is good enough but nothing amazing. The prices were slightly high it being Edinburgh and all. The food was decent even if it took a while to have it delivered and the selection could probably have been bigger. I found the service to be good with attentive staff that was easy to reach and was also accomodating of special requests foodwise. I would probably go again when in Edinburgh if I were in the area.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast  (3) Odder, Denmark | June 2, 2014
Okay selection of food, not a place to eat your dinner though. But the chips was amazing! Good service, nice bartenders, talkative, friendly.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
migajos  (68) Warsaw, Poland | May 20, 2014
I really like BrewDog bars. This one is no exception. Nicely located in Old Town. Always great own beers and guest beers. Have some events like beer-food pairings etc. Will be back.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Owl83  (36) Athens, Greece | April 21, 2014
The feeling is the same when you go into a brewdog bar,so you know what to expect.Always a safe choice and a good place to drink good beer.Good line up of guest beers and some good bottle list.I recommend it to people that want to taste a different side of scottish ales.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Fin  (535) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 16, 2014
Me and Loz visited here on Saturday 15th March 2014. This was my first time here but hey-ho its a Brewdog bar so you pretty much know what yer’ getting. Polished concrete and a spartan uncluttered feel with a few sort of railway style raised booths. The bar is situated in a dark lower street the greyness of the local buildings perfectly suited to this place. I had an Abstrakt 14 Loz a Dead Pony Club (no surprise there then :-) ) the music featured the likes of Primal Scream & Massive Attack. The barman who served me was very pleasant. It was fine.
44
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
StoutHead  (23) , Denmark | November 20, 2013
I ’m not crazy about this place. The one time I was there the selection of beer (on keg, which is what I usually go for) wasn’t really to my liking. Not a single stout and the best alternative I could find was boring. But then I was never a big fan of BrewDog to begin with. I found the music too loud and with the acoustics being as terrible as they are I had to struggle to hear the person talking to me from across the table. Not really crazy about the interior either. I probably won’t go there again even if I’m in the neighbourhood.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
danlo  (44) Darlington , England | November 5, 2013
Industrial looking interior, helpful staff and good range of 6 brewdog beers plus 6 guest beers on tap, plus a wide selection of bottles available. Not too busy mid week, on the shortlist of bars to visit when in Edinburgh.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyRio  (11) , Finland | August 20, 2013
Nice pub, but staff wasn’t very friendly and the atmosphere was: "let’s just drink a few and go somewhere else"
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron  (47) , Czech Republic | August 6, 2013
A well renovated bar on the cowgate. This place used to be called ’Shooters’ and iit was hell. The interior is very hip now with reconstituted gym flooring as the wall pannels. Looks good. I’d say that this bar was in no small way responsible for the advanced acceleration of Edinburghs beer scene. It’s so well developed now and I reckon a lot of pubs were forced to up their game when Brewdog hit the scene. The place first opened serving impossible to get bottles and kegs from Mikkeller and Evil Twin. It used to be unfeesably cheap. Things have changed quite a bit and the standard of the taps is definitly less impressive. They put on good guest beers but fewer jaw-droppers and the prices have become somewhat unreasonable. The staff have historically gone two ways; good guys and dicks. Brewdog really want all of their staff to buy in to their bullshit which means there’s never a shortage of jobsworth arseholes with dead eyes issuing well rehearsed Brewdog propaganda. "They are treating us well here", "we are being fed well and every morning we are allowed out of the compound for fresh air". The good guys tend to leave sooner than the dicks. It’s a good pub. See if you can spot the dicks.

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