Hanging Bat Beer Cafe | Edinburgh,
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Hanging Bat Beer Cafe
World Class based on 33 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 (60) | 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)
Liverpool Craft Beer Hells Porter , Harbour Double IPA No. 8 , Alpha Project Lickiní Stix , St Andrews Christmas Tree , Blackjack / IMBH Deer Hunter , Siren / Stillwater When The Light Gose Out 69, Fullerís Past Masters 1914 Strong X , Alpha Project Juice Bag , Magic Rock Cannonball 97, Tiny Rebel / Beavertown Tiny Beaver , Partizan Saison Lemon & Lime , Oskar Blues Ten FIDY 100, Siren / Magic Rock / Beavertown Rule of Thirds 98, Fullerís 1845 99, Weird Beard Out of Office 75, Hawkshead Great White 68, Yeastie Boys The Sun Before the Darkness 94, Luckie Ales Brown Porter , Tuatara London Porter 74, Tuatara Ardennes 66
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33 reviews for Hanging Bat Beer Cafe
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  84%
 Selection  90%
 Food  71%
 Value  71%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 10/20
highlandlad  (46) Blue Mountains, Australia | November 9, 2014
Terrific selection of beers but the bar itself and the prices left me cold. May be a generational thing - Iím 50 and on a Friday night my mate and I raised the average age in there by a decade. The place was crowded with bright young hipsters. Nothing against that but the vibe was jarring after a string of fine old Edinburgh bars. I also had huge expectations and therefore plenty of room for disappointment. The beer line-up was very impressive and I had no complaints about the condition of the couple I tried. The bar itself seemed oddly designed, with limited seating for the volume in there. Plenty of chrome. Prices seemed at the upper end of the scale for festival serves, especially for some of the NZ/Oz imports.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock  (382) , England | October 29, 2014
Early evening visit, Friday 24th Oct 2014. Busy with íbefore going homersí and early revellers. Nice vibe but difficult to get served with so many people wanting to stand by the pumps. The actual place is long and thin with three levels, all kind of visible from the bar area: toilets to the rear. Modern and slick joint with a mainly young crowd on our visit. Good and interesting selection of cask and keg beers, did not see or try any bottled stuff. My two cask ales were expensive (to me from Shropshire) but both were in good condition and new to me. Staff friendly, but very busy, didnít have any food. Too noisy and packed to really relax and enjoy but that was because of the timing of our visit: the whole city seemed to be out drinking that evening and every bar we visited appeared to be rammed.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
thebeecher  (3) , | September 24, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
JefVerstraete  (85) Ghent, Belgium | September 21, 2014
Very nice beer bar in Edinburgh. Modern bar with cosy setting. Very nice beer selection with the best new upcoming Scottish craft beers but also an extensive list with the best European and American Imperial Stouts, geuze, IPAís, barley wines, ... Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Prices were ok. Didnít try the food but it looked ok. Worth a visit!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome  (44) Somerville, Massachusetts | September 1, 2014
Well worth the three visits! Good food, great selection of beers on tap. A bit pricey though.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Jow  (158) New York | August 16, 2014
So after tasting at Craigís a few of us werenít quite ready to go home. So took bus to here. Nice decor and three levels. Beer list is most craft centric Iíve seen in city and I was able to get the welsh tick I always wanted. Fun joint and definitely one Iíd frequent if local.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs  (314) Toronto, Ontario | July 19, 2014
2014-07-09. Pretty cool modern wood decor feels way less douchey than my online impression of it. Servers were friendly. Food was good but not entirely to my own tastes. chicken wings were more Texas BBQ than Buffalo sauce wise but were super tender. Pulled pork was good but smokey and not quite what I wanted. Mac and cheese was alternately richly cheesy and overly floury. Would definitely go back. Best tap line up in town when we were there by a significant margin, with a good range of styles and breweries. Space is larger than expected, spread across a couple of levels. Beer wise, definitely the best place in Edinburgh by a long margin. Atmosphere wise I like it but places like Cloisters and Bow Bar have a warmer more traditional feel.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
JD_Walker  (10) Minnesota | June 18, 2014
Visited the Hanging Bat on a rainy Tuesday afternoon and was almost the only customer in the place. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful in answering my questions about the new Scottish beer scene, and in helping me select beers to try. The selection was very good, focusing on local and regional brews. Everything I tried was interesting and of good quality, including a saison made at Hanging Bat and an Edinburgh-area IPA. I will say the beer was not cheap at 3-4 pounds per schooner, but for me it was worth it for the guidance, conversation, and excellent beers. Overall a terrific experience!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
HopScotch_MGA  (10) Malaga, Spain | May 31, 2014
Excellent and huge selection of crafts from all arond the globe.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
migajos  (79) Warsaw, Poland | May 20, 2014
One of the best craft beer selection, Iíve seen in Europe. Nice interior and atmosphere. Helpful chatty staff. The only disadvantage were prices. Expensive. Will surely be back to check out whats on taps next time!

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