Scotland > Edinburgh
TheCametron (56) , Czech Republic | August 7, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
This was the first bar in Edinburgh with a truy interesting menu of beers. They used to have an enormous selection of internation beers but ultimately it boiled down to lagers from obscure nations. It upped ití game in the past year with lots more appealing brews from Mikkeller, De Molen, Struisse. Itís nae cheap but it was never gonna be. They show a lot of football on the TV which is good or bad depending on your perspective. The distibution of space is not great. Itís so small and I believe the seating could be more efficient. If itís a busy night, things can get over warm and a bit hellish. Nice if you get it to yourself though. Well worth a visit and it slots very nicely in to a bar crawl of the best pubs in Edinburgh.
Beersiveknown (94) , Northern Ireland | July 15, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
good range of bottled beers from around the world and a few kegs of often obscure stuff
comfy seating always a bonus
worth asking whatís new in as it may not yet be on printed beer list
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.
jfb (136) 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?
enginedriver (2) Amsterdam, Netherlands | March 14, 2013
8 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
I like this place and have spent many happy evenings enjoying all manner of beers from every corner of the globe but Iím about to give it a very low rating because it is breaking a golden rule.
If a bar claims to be open to a particular time and I get turned away well before itís published closing time itís just not on. I donít care how good your beer selection is, if you claim to be open then you should be open full stop. Donít you undertstand that sometimes people will turn up at your door expecting to be served a beer if you claim to be open?
When I canít rely on a bar being open when I expect it to be, I move on. I recommend everyone else does the same. Damn, now I have to find a new hotel to stay in when Iím in Edinburgh. One with a bar next door that I can trust.
Cunningham (366) 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.
Kingink (7) Edinburgh, | September 17, 2012
28 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
Didnít have much of a selection when I was there so moved on pretty quickly.
Tim Webb (204) 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.
WeissGary (18) Glasgow, Scotland | July 29, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favourite pub in Edinburgh, Scotland and pretty much is only topped by Delirium in my pub experiences! A fantastic selection of 300 beers from all over the world (with some notable mentions for tap - Franziskaner!!) Staff are friendly and more importantly actually know, and love, the craft themselves! This is an all round great experience! Must see if your in town!
RossIPA (1) Edinburgh, Scotland | July 3, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
The largest selection of beer youíll find anywhere (for several hundred miles at least). If youíre looking for something in particular, unless theyíve ran out, theyíll have it or extremely friendly staff will recommend others. Gets extremely busy on certain days, as itís relatively small, but if you can sneak in on a quiet weekday, very worth it.
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