Scotland > Edinburgh
Leighton (655) London, England | January 2, 2015
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
An internationally-minded bar with an apparent emphasis on German and Belgian beers. Not much on tap to interest the grizzled RBian. I didnít spend too much time examining the bottle list but wasnít overly impressed by what I saw. Not a bad bar by any means but I would probably recommend checking out other places in Edinburgh before this one.
Rune (448) TromsÝ, Norway | August 21, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A friendly, little, four-sided, German inspired, corner bar with some connection to the nearby Ninaís Mini Marked. I couldnít spot any cask ales but quite a few taps serving craft ales from Scottish microbreweries, like Tempest, and a few German weizbier. The bottled beer menu should be the best in town, again with emphasis on Scottish micros and German beers. Cozy, laidback atmosphere, right kind of British rock music and smiling welcoming service. The bar is located in what is now the epicenter for good beer in Edinburgh, within short walking distance to Cloisters, Nina, Hanging Bat and The Blue Blazer. We arrived at Brauhaus late on a Tuesday evening, the bar was busy, but we found two chairs, and stayed for a couple of hours (Visited 06.08.2013).
Cunningham (368) Halden, Norway | November 6, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
What an amazing place. Small and not very typical british.
I was there just after opening hour on a Thursday. Crowded after 30 minutes...
Not to many on tap but an amazing amount of bottles from all around The World.
Nice friendly and helpfull staff.
Placed a little bit outside the worst touristtrap places.
jercraigs (323) Toronto, Ontario | July 20, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
2014-07-09. Tiny bar, tiny tap list is unexciting. Lengthy bottle list but not much on it that is particularly enticing if you arenít looking for German beers. Probably some appeal for locals but as a North American visitor looking for UK beers itís main appeal was close proximity to Cloisters. Atmosphere is cozy. Server seems nice enough. The room is overly warm for me. Not a terrible bar by any means, but there are far better options for a beer geek visiting Edinburgh.
JohnRMurdoch (305) Glasgow, Scotland | January 3, 2012| Updated May 21, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Small corner bar with an amazing beer menu. Lots of interesting ales from all over the world. Multiple large screen TVs so you can choose which match to watch. Close to Ninaís Mini Market & Cloisters. One of the best beer venues in Edinburgh.
Tim Webb (223) Cambridge, England | August 5, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent street corner beer bar with some well-chosen top beers of the world, ancient and modern, but some right old crap too, especially an abundance of Belgian fruit syrup pseudo-lambics suggesting that the owners do not see beer education as part of their role. I am guessing nearer 150 beers than 450. Nonetheless well worth wasting an evening of your life to visit.
northropfrye (190) Steinbach, Manitoba | July 5, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Alright, so this place is dingy, not a place for a date, but the staff is very knowledgable about beer. This is a beer geek place with a crazy good selection of bottles, including American craft beer if youíre into that. Lots of De Molen. Could have more taps, but the bottle list is amazing.
cgarvieuk (177) Edinburgh , Scotland | December 31, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Large Selection of Interational beers... but there all very standard ones, no Nogne, Mikkeller, Struise , Alesmith, etc.. No rates for me other than obscure lagers.. Nice addtion for the Common Man... dissapointing for the Conisuer.
UPDATE. The Selection here had imporved as the availability of the Big European names has improved in the Country. This can only be a great thing 66-> 76
AshtonMcCobb (141) Edinburgh, Scotland | December 15, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This bar has a good atmosphere and is mainly a student hang-out but with a reasonable mix. The place is a little cramped but that makes it cosy. The service is friendly and personable. The selection is vast, the best selection of Belgian and German beers in a bar in Scotland - recently this has expanded to include some of the more upcoming internaional breweries alsp. It has the best value for a fine beer bar in Edinburgh and overall, this is a bar that should be visited.
jfb (137) Freising, Germany | May 30, 2013
38 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 6/20
Canít begin to think why this place is so popular. Basically a small sports bar, quite cramped, with nothing interesting on tap whatsoever. The bottle list is more impressive, though seriously overpriced. The bar tender also seemed more interested in his telephone conversation than serving me. Why waste your time here with the Hanging Bat just around the corner?
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