Hanging Bat Beer Cafe | Edinburgh,
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Hanging Bat Beer Cafe
World Class based on 45 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 (31) | Affiliated user(s) here podgorgon | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 100

Hanging Bat Beer Cafe

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Beer Available At Hanging Bat Beer Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Hammerton Pentonville 83, 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 , Mad Hatter Mild But Never Conservative , Chorlton Amarillo Sour , Luckie Ales Munich Dark 47, Freigeist Noscoís Cafe 60, Siren / Crooked Stave All Bretts Are Off 53, Alpha Project Graceland , Cromarty Burgundy Union 66, Galway Bay Stormy Port 87, Alpha State Motuekavand , Wiper and True Two Threads , Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Hop Stoopid 100, Runaway American Brown Ale 85
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45 reviews for Hanging Bat Beer Cafe
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  84%
 Selection  89%
 Food  75%
 Value  73%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey  (500) Croydon, England | May 8, 2013
Easily the best beer bar in Edinburgh. The Hanging Bat is a split level with a good amount of seating. Power-raters will be glad to hear that all beers are available in 1/3ds...but weirdly enough not pints (although this doesnít bother me). Beer selection is spot-on, itís clear to me the people in charge know whatís going on in the UK beer scene well. Tap selection seems to rotate frequently. Helpful and knowledgeable staff all-round. Great place and probably one of the best in the UK.
  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
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (723) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis  (422) , 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!
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Stuu666  (25) Edinburgh, Scotland | February 12, 2015
Top bar in Edinburgh currently. 20 taps, large bottle selection too. Frequent meet the brewer events. Incredibly helpful and friendly staff. Can be too busy at times (usually Friday) but seating is mostly available. Marked down for food and value slightly as prices have continued to slowly rise for food which hasnít changed.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
androman  (41) Maarssen, Netherlands | February 9, 2015
Visited on Friday evening. Wasnít so crowded but weíve find seats only in front of the bar. Well that was perfect as we wanted to drink a lot so didnít need to walk too much. So about 6 casks and 14 kegs, lots of bottles. Great staff, frendly, informative. Beer on tap are interesting, mostly locals, prices are good. They have their own 50L tanks to brew their own beer, but unfortunately it wasnít available that time. Pub design is great, very modern. Probably the best place in Edinburgh.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken  (246) Tokyo, Japan | January 16, 2015
Great place. Very good selection. Sadly not many of their beers on, but maybe this was because it was just after new year. Beer flights available and really good value. Nice mix of interesting domestic stuff and interesting imports, and of keg and cask. Best place we went to in Scotland. Spacious but busy. Friendly staff. Want to go back and spend a long time there.

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