Hanging Bat Beer Cafe

133 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9AD
brewpub (Hanging Bat Brew Co)  4.9/5.0 58 reviews
Sun-Thu 12:00 - 0:00. Fri-Sat 12:00 - 1:00.

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Beers At Hanging Bat Beer Cafe

NameABVEntered
Fallen New World Odyssey4.1%8/31/2016
∆gir Dag Sitrus Pale Ale4%8/31/2016
Fierce Beer Peanut Riot6.5%8/31/2016
Burning Sky Gaston6%8/31/2016
Arbor Umm...Bingo?6.5%8/31/2016
Waulkmill Cider Muckle Toon Rosie Dry5%8/31/2016
Fierce Beer Granadilla Guerilla5.5%8/29/2016
Alvinne Omega 6%8/29/2016
Alvinne / Naparbier Gentleman Sour Ale Oak Aged11.5%8/28/2016
Oakham Export Stout6.5%8/28/2016
Vocation Chop & Change Citra4.5%8/28/2016
Summer Wine Saison Aramette4.9%8/21/2016
Fyne Ghost Stout4.7%8/21/2016
Tempest Unforgiven Ale5.4%8/18/2016
Beavertown / Heretic Peacher Man6.2%8/18/2016
Cromarty Pure Baltic6.6%8/18/2016
Tempest Dios Mio!6%8/17/2016
Oakham Blue Skies IPA6%8/13/2016
Burning Sky Easy Answers IPA6%8/12/2016
Thornbridge Ruin 5%8/11/2016
Thornbridge Pollards5%8/3/2016
Beavertown / Boneyard Bloody Notorious9.1%7/29/2016
Magic Rock Dark Arts6%7/21/2016
Struise Havic5%7/21/2016
Dark Star Seville 4%7/21/2016
Salopian The Bends5.2%7/21/2016
Brew By Numbers 20/01 Belgian Pale - Summer Saaz4.5%7/1/2016
Thornbridge Lukas4.2%6/17/2016
Siren Proteus - Vol.2 - Mosaic, Chinook, Cascade4%6/17/2016
Buxton / Omnipollo Chocolate Ice Cream Brown Ale6.2%6/17/2016
Brew By Numbers 01/16 Saison - Rakau5.5%6/17/2016
Blaugies BiŤre Darbyste5.8%6/17/2016
Six Degrees North Chopper Stout7%6/4/2016
Marble Damage Plan7.1%6/4/2016
Marble Built To Fall5.6%6/4/2016
Renaissance Marlborough Pale Ale (MPA) (2013 & Onwards)8.5%6/4/2016
Arbor The Ego Has Landed4.8%6/4/2016
Thornbridge Kill Your Darlings5%5/25/2016
Cloudwater Bitter4.3%5/25/2016
Tuatara Double Trouble9%5/7/2016
Salopian Vertigo7.2%5/7/2016
Founders Azacca IPA7%5/7/2016
Siren Liquid Mistress5.8%5/6/2016
Six Degrees North Hopocrisy4.6%5/6/2016
Weird Beard Something Something Darkside9%5/6/2016
Beavertown Holy Cowbell India Stout5.6%5/6/2016
Beavertown Rye Pale5.1%5/6/2016
Chorlton Kohatu Brett Sour5.9%5/4/2016
Wild Beer Evolver IPA5.8%5/4/2016
Northern Alchemy Marmalade and Assam Tea IPA7.4%5/4/2016
Swannay The Duke / Duke IPA5.2%5/4/2016
Five Points Pale4.4%5/4/2016
Thornbridge Eldon8%4/30/2016
Chorlton Experimental Hop ADHA 527 Sour 5.5%4/30/2016
Cloudwater Mosaic Session IPA4.6%4/30/2016
Weird Beard Single Hop Centennial 8.7%4/28/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Galaxy Mosaic Simcoe Centennial 5.4%4/28/2016
Lagunitas Fusion XXXVI: London Confusion6.5%4/24/2016
Arbor Rocketman6%4/20/2016
Wild Beer Dark Horse4.4%4/20/2016
Almasty Passionfruit Ice Cream4.2%4/20/2016
Brodies / Mikkeller Big Mofo Stout10.5%4/14/2016
Siren Proteus - Vol.1 Version 3 - Motueka, Citra, Amarillo3.4%4/14/2016
Howling Hops Rye Wit (Mosaic Amarillo Citra)5.7%4/14/2016
Buxton Blue Wolf4.2%4/14/2016
Brodies Piccadilly Pale Ale3.8%4/9/2016
Brodies Kentish Town Brown IPA6.2%4/8/2016
Beavertown Lupuloid IPA Series - Sgt. O Mors5.7%3/25/2016
Redemption Big Chief5.5%3/25/2016
Beavertown Lupuloid IPA Series - Cpt. Hasta5.7%3/25/2016
Almasty American Brown 5.8%3/25/2016
Beavertown Lupuloid IPA Series - Dr Enigmaticus5.7%3/25/2016
The Kernel Dry Stout Chinook4.6%3/18/2016
Thornbridge / The Hanging Bat Hallowed Ground8.5%3/18/2016
Mad Hatter Tzatziki Sour4.5%3/12/2016
Hanging Bat Brew Co Space Plankton3.2%3/9/2016
Fyne Ales Dhu It4.5%3/8/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian12%3/6/2016
Luckie Ales Robust Porter (5.6%)5.6%3/2/2016
Beavertown Double Chin8.5%2/21/2016
Tiny Rebel Stay Puft5.2%2/12/2016
Wylam / Yeastie Boys WxY7%1/24/2016
Howling Hops Black XX No.1 5.5%1/24/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Amarillo Nelson Sauvin5.5%1/24/2016
The Kernel India Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin Victoria Secret6.9%1/24/2016
Mad Hatter Ponderosa IPA 6.4%1/20/2016
Bristol Beer Factory Ultimate Stout7.7%12/26/2015
Tempest Old Parochial10%12/26/2015
Redchurch Hoxton Stout6%12/25/2015
Northern Alchemy Dark Chocolate and Mint Milk Stout5.1%12/25/2015
Burning Sky Saison ŗ la Provision6.5%12/25/2015
Hanging Bat Brew Co Double IPA 8.7%12/25/2015
Weird Beard / Hanging Bat Jackís Rye Smile11%11/21/2015
Wiper and True Saison Elderflower4.4%11/14/2015
Swannay Oat Stout5%11/14/2015
Alpha State Vanilla Sorachi Red7.5%11/14/2015
Chorlton Waimea Sour5.6%11/14/2015
Wylam Double Jakehead12%11/14/2015
Harbour Double IPA No. 87.3%10/29/2015
Alpha Project Half Light4%10/29/2015


88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
fish_liberator  (18) , Finland | September 10, 2016
Nice place split between 3 levels makes it feel cosy, music wasnít loud. They didnít have any of thereís on tap at the time, but the selection was good, even if a fair few of the taps werenít new to me I could still find plenty to choose from. The (cute) bar staff were all very friendly and happy to have a chat and a laugh. Didnít try the food, although the list was short. Price might be an issue for some 5 x 1/3 for £13 regardless of strength. Well worth a visit, but maybe not 98/100
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bunget  (21) Ottawa, Ontario | September 5, 2016
One of the two brewpubs worth a visit in Edinburgh. Was there back in August. Nice looking place, open and interesting layout. Not too noisy and no loud music. Great service, fast and knowledgeable. Very decent selection of taps, though not that many casks as I expected, some bottles but I wasnít interested in them. Menu looks very decent for a pub, but half of the stuff was unavailable. Ended up with a brisket burger that was sweet. Prices are decent, lots of options for half and thirds pints. Very enjoyable place, maybe shouldíve visited it one more time, outside the festival.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Kristophe  (210) , Sweden | August 31, 2016
Fantastic place! The beer list is full of local beers, both cask and tap and the food is super delicious. Wanna go back!
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
minutemat  (105) Shrewsbury, England | August 31, 2016
Ideally situated a short walk from the castle and the main tourist drag of the Old Town. We came here from Holyrood Park on the hottest day of the year so we and the dog were in need of refreshment (yep they are dog-friendly!). Itís perhaps smaller than I expected, but with plenty of higher and lower level seating, laid out so thereís plenty of private areas. Draft selection is as youíd expect from a very good independent craft bar, nice and varied with all bases covered. I picked a flight of 5 thirds for £13, all new releases and all tasting excellent. We also got a hot dog each and although I got pulled pork instead of Chili Con Carne it was good quality stuff so I didnít mind. In all, this ticked all the boxes for my ideal craft bar.. dog friendly, varied draft selection, nice relaxing atmosphere and reasonably priced. Also an extensive bottle selection too. We only visited one bar on this visit to Edinburgh but weíll be back.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Taboada  (61) Compostela (Galiza), | August 17, 2016
Visited on the 11th August of 2016. 3 beers tasted. First of all, they donīt attend on the tables but this seems to be a Scottish thing. Prices are OK. Selection is excellent. Ambiance is superb!!!! Relaxing cosy area and some other busy spots. Really enjoyable place.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
sir__v  (246) Lille, France | August 11, 2016
Visited the 23rd July 2016 - nice modern place near to the castle. Quiet easy to find. Good beer selection with really nice menu, the only bad point is itís impossible to order more than 2/3Ö I didnít†check the bottle selection but I think it will be solid as the draft menu. Food is tasty but itís more snackÖ I didnít fine a real meal. Ambiance is really nice and service is friendly. I recommended this place, one of the best place in Edinburgh.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
digitalviking  (20) , | May 25, 2016
Cool place, I didnít see much of their own beer on tap, but oh well. Had lots from Thornbridge... actually just ended up drinking English beer rather than Scottish. Nice couches and half-floor arrangement -- reminded me a bit of some places I visited in Berlin only a bit less unique (Berlin is hard to beat for cool factor).
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Desverger  (145) Copenhagen, Denmark | April 1, 2016
(Visited Saturday 20/02/2016 late afternoon) This was probably my favourite venue overall in Edinburgh. There was a Cloudwater takeover during our visit and needed all of these plus some others, so was glad to hear they do thirds. They had a good system where rather than an actual flight, they gave us bottle tops which we purchased so we could then go up and exchange each time you wanted your next beer, there was also a different coloured bottle top you could give back at the end to take home a souvenir glass which I did. Overall the selection here was excellent, ambience wise it was quite busy even though it was a Saturday afternoon, but still relaxed and found some seating in the lower seated area which was cosy. Wish we had more time to spend here and will definitely revisit. A must visit in Edinbrugh.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk  (275) Edinburgh , Scotland | January 31, 2016
Well ive given this place time to settle to get a better feel for it. So here goes. The hanging bat has a lot to recomend it, 14 Keg lines and 6 Cask lines as well as a considerable bottle selection. But its not not all about the numbers its the care taken in the selection. With the likes of Kernel, magic Rock and Harbour, on regularly as part of the rotating guest list, and the likes of Hawkshead , Moor and Luckie forming part of there Permanent theres a Garentee of Interesting beers and Its not uncommon to find 4-5 beers above 6% on at any one time. But this place has more to offer than just beer. The layout and Decor make this a very comfortable bar, some where you can easily pop into for a 10 minute quicky or spend several hour being slowly seduced by its delights. Food is well done and well priced, offering filling and snacky alternatives. With Regular meet the brewer events its possible to see 10-20 brews from one of the more intersting UK breweries on at the same time. But for me the one thing that puts the Icing on the Cake is that it Allows Children. While Edinburgh has many great pubs sadly too many of them are not child friendly, so to find a Bar this good that we can go out as a family to is a delight.

SO were into a new Year and this place is going strong, its amazing the beer you can find in here on a Random monday night like last night. Which Just makes it such a great place to have a drink on the way home, but its also nice to sit on a quietish weekend afternoon playing a game with the kids while having a couple of beers, but the Thing that really lift this place to Truely stunning is the Beer events about once a month a brewer will appear and the Bar will showcase their beer, often taking up all 20(21) lines
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jjsint  (460) Cambridge, England | November 21, 2015| Updated March 12, 2016
I can see why this bar is so popular. The first thing that hits me is the delicious smell of the spicy food... then my eyes are drawn to the beer menu and I quickly realise which hunger I wish to satiate. 5 cask and 13 keg on my visit, all well-chosen and reasonably priced. The focus is, quite rightly, on Scottish craft breweries, with the likes of Pilot, Almasty and the house brewery featuring. They make excellent use of space, although I feel that on a Saturday night this place should be more crowded than it is. Special mention must be given to the awesome gentsí loos.

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