Hanging Bat Beer Cafe | Edinburgh,
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Hanging Bat Beer Cafe
World Class based on 46 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

133 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9AD [ print map ]
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Hours: Sun-Thu 12:00 - 0:00. Fri-Sat 12:00 - 1:00.


Mayor: allmyvinyl (26) | Affiliated user(s) here podgorgon | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 100


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Beer Available At Hanging Bat Beer Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Du Bocq Saison 1858 76, Six Degrees North Auld Toon Tripel 76, The Kernel India Pale Ale Mosaic 99, Five Points Railway Porter 92, Moor SoíHop 93, Anspach & Hobday The Sorachi Pale , Almasty MK4 , Camden Town / The Hanging Bat NZ Kolsch , Gulden Draak The Brewmasters Edition 97, Luckie Ales Munich Dark 48, Cloudwater Table Beer 63, Wild Beer Madness IPA 98, Hammerton Pentonville 84, Alpha Project Mill Stone , Mikkeller Spontandryhop Citra 98, Wild Beer Summer Blend 2015 , Magic Rock / Siren Ginspired 91, Alpha State Vanilla Sorachi Red , De Molen Heen & Weer (Back & Forth) 94, Cromarty / CASC Morning Glory OJ IPA
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46 reviews for Hanging Bat Beer Cafe
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  84%
 Selection  88%
 Food  74%
 Value  73%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  98%
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96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk  (212) Edinburgh , Scotland | September 2, 2015
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
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer  (178) London, England | August 28, 2015
Very nice and cosy place. Probably on average good selection - when I was there there was a hangover of a recent 6DN tap takeover with mainly the crappy beers remaining.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Tim Webb  (288) Bristol, England | August 19, 2015
Wearing in but not wearing out. Still a top UK beer destination. Cool design, well-motivated, enthusiastic staff, offended if you moan about any of the brews, but in a positive, brood-protecting kind of way. Using 2/3 pint glasses called schooners - so translated into British the beer is 50% higher than in the perpint system. Tries very hard to get an entertaining range and succeeds at most levels. Food is craft beer fast.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
aredletterlife  (13) New Jersey | July 25, 2015
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (727) London, England | July 7, 2015
A great spot, worthy of its acclaim. They get all kinds of rare one-off type beers in here, and they offer small pours so you can get through a good number of beers. The prices are fair. The staff is helpful and attentive. The food is very good. The ambiance is modern and clean and just a little bit funky.

The Hanging Bat is probably the best beer venue in Edinburgh, and certainly a must-visit if you are in the city.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis  (461) , England | June 10, 2015
Great multi levelled pub in Edinburgh. Has a little brewing plan on site which produces odd one-off casks. Has a great range of beers from across the UK and further afield. Prices are OK, service was friendly. Itís a great addition to the Edinburgh pub scene and a place thatís a must visit on my list. It does seem to get a lot of good beer judging by some of the regulars on RB!
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse  (76) , Sweden | May 24, 2015
What a nice place! Great interior with cozy armchairs and sofas. Excellent pub food. And of course, a great selection of beer. The tap list rotated fast (we visited two times in three days) and the bottle selection was quite good. All in all, my favorite place of the ones we visited in Edinburgh.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
eduamon  (6) , Spain | March 30, 2015
Nice place, trendy people, relaxed atmosphere but crazy prices. Drinks are far overprized. Iíd rather go to Cloisters which is up Lothian road.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch  (4) Edinburgh, Scotland | February 22, 2015
My favourite bar in Edinburgh, thanks to the amazing range of beers available. Six cask ales and 14 keg lines, plus around 100 bottles. The Alpha Project beers brewed on site are of a very high standard. Food is pretty good, but can sometimes be very spicy. Prices are quite high, but the beers on offer are premium so Iím willing to pay a bit more than usual.
30
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 5/20
Tonyrony  (26) , Scotland | February 15, 2015
Pretentious rubbish. 2/3 pints at silly prices!

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