Hanging Bat Beer Cafe | Edinburgh,
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Hanging Bat Beer Cafe
World Class based on 43 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 (40) | 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)
Alpha State Motuekavand , Wiper and True Two Threads , Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Hop Stoopid 100, Runaway American Brown Ale 84, Lervig Kringly Kris Brand Norwegian Juleporter 73, Highland Mea Culpa , Almasty MK3 , Luckie Ales Bock , Fyne Ales Mildish , Alpha Project Du Hast , The Hanging Bat Sunís Up , Tiny Rebel / Arbor Bonsai , Wild Beer Zintuki 88, Fyne Ales / Siren Saudade 66, Brew By Numbers 09/02 Brown Ale - Nut Brown 88, Bristol Beer Factory/ Left Handed Giant Juice Bar , Siren Broken Dream (Bavarian Single Malt BA) Biscuit Series Wagon Wheels , Siren / Jackie Oís Quadrophenia 91, Siren / B. Nektar Uncle Zester 92, Siren Ardbeg BA Even More Jesus
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43 reviews for Hanging Bat Beer Cafe
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  84%
 Selection  89%
 Food  75%
 Value  72%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jvhemert  (21) Edinburgh, Scotland | November 25, 2012
Opened Nov 2012. With 6 casks, 14 kegs and 100 bottles, easily one for the beer raters to flock to. Friendly and experienced staff that letís you try stuff and a relaxed ambience makes this the best beer pub in Edinburgh. Few marks off as some of the exotic bottles are overpriced. Havenít tried any of the food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis  (356) , 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  (70) , 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  (40) 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  (244) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
Strebs  (209) St. Louis, Missouri | January 10, 2015
I was incredibly impressed with the Hanging Bat. I was able to sample beer from breweries that I had never heard of, and beer styles outside the usual run of the mill. I am 65 years old, and I was made extremely comfortable by the entire staff, especially the manager, Kieran, as well any of the younger patrons that I interacted with. After spending a month on business in the UK and Ireland, and a two week vacation in Scotland, the Hanging Bat was easily the best and most convivial drinking establishment that I enjoyed on the entire trip. Very highly recommended!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
BenH  (21) Edinburgh, Scotland | December 31, 2014
Pretty much the place to go in Edinburgh. 20 taps, no swill. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful, service is spot on. Food is decent. Beer list is ever changing, mostly UK breweries. Comfy seating but it does get busy at peak times. Great bar.

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