Hanging Bat Beer Cafe | Edinburgh,
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Hanging Bat Beer Cafe
World Class based on 50 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: jamestulloch (23) | 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)
Weird Beard / Hanging Bat Jackís Rye Smile , Wiper and True Saison Elderflower , Swannay Oat Stout 82, Alpha State Vanilla Sorachi Red , Chorlton Waimea Sour , Wylam Double Jakehead 94, Harbour Double IPA No. 8 90, Alpha Project Half Light , Hanging Bat Brew Co Midnight Porter , Hawkshead Red (Cask) 59, Nomad Cruisiní Ale , Doctors Orders Zephyr 83, Chevalier Saison 82, Nomad Jet Lag IPA 72, Siren / Crooked Stave All Bretts Are Off 56, Fyne Ales Ryenegade 72, Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal 98, Partizan / Prairie Real Time Saison 88, Surly Pentagram 98, Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Pomelo) 97
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50 reviews for Hanging Bat Beer Cafe
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  84%
 Selection  89%
 Food  72%
 Value  73%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
jjsint  (340) Ely, England | November 21, 2015
I can see why this bar is so popular. The first thing that hits me is the delicious smell of the spicy food... then my eyes are drawn to the beer menu and I quickly realise which hunger I wish to satiate. 5 cask and 13 keg on my visit, all well-chosen and reasonably priced. The focus is, quite rightly, on Scottish craft breweries, with the likes oh Pilot, Almasty and the house brewery featuring. They make excellent use if space, although I feel that on a Saturday night this place should be more crowded than it is. Special mention must be given to the awesome gentsí loos.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Smaskifa  (67) Oslo, Norway | November 10, 2015
This has officially taken over as my favorite beer hang out in Edinburgh, brilliant selection and price level. Itís also a pretty nice place to just sit, the people watching from the window seats is especially interesting. Good service. Stay away from the chicken wings, they didnít work out at all, watery bbq sauce isnít something Iíd pay for.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud  (197) , Croatia | October 8, 2015
Great decoration and ambiance. Feels bit upscale sort of bar. Really nice selection of cask and keg beers. Thereís always something interesting on. Service is quite good. Food was good as well. Prices bit on the high side considering they are serving 2/3 pint. This one is a must when in Edinburgh.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
toskie  (10) Berlin / Potsdam, Germany | September 18, 2015
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk  (211) Edinburgh , Scotland | September 2, 2015
Well ive given this place time to settle to get a better feel for it. So here goes. The hanging bat has a lot to recomend it, 14 Keg lines and 6 Cask lines as well as a considerable bottle selection. But its not not all about the numbers its the care taken in the selection. With the likes of Kernel, magic Rock and Harbour, on regularly as part of the rotating guest list, and the likes of Hawkshead , Moor and Luckie forming part of there Permanent theres a Garentee of Interesting beers and Its not uncommon to find 4-5 beers above 6% on at any one time. But this place has more to offer than just beer. The layout and Decor make this a very comfortable bar, some where you can easily pop into for a 10 minute quicky or spend several hour being slowly seduced by its delights. Food is well done and well priced, offering filling and snacky alternatives. With Regular meet the brewer events its possible to see 10-20 brews from one of the more intersting UK breweries on at the same time. But for me the one thing that puts the Icing on the Cake is that it Allows Children. While Edinburgh has many great pubs sadly too many of them are not child friendly, so to find a Bar this good that we can go out as a family to is a delight.

SO were into a new Year and this place is going strong, its amazing the beer you can find in here on a Random monday night like last night. Which Just makes it such a great place to have a drink on the way home, but its also nice to sit on a quietish weekend afternoon playing a game with the kids while having a couple of beers, but the Thing that really lift this place to Truely stunning is the Beer events about once a month a brewer will appear and the Bar will showcase their beer, often taking up all 20(21) lines
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer  (188) London, England | August 28, 2015
Very nice and cosy place. Probably on average good selection - when I was there there was a hangover of a recent 6DN tap takeover with mainly the crappy beers remaining.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Tim Webb  (336) Bristol, England | August 19, 2015
Wearing in but not wearing out. Still a top UK beer destination. Cool design, well-motivated, enthusiastic staff, offended if you moan about any of the brews, but in a positive, brood-protecting kind of way. Using 2/3 pint glasses called schooners - so translated into British the beer is 50% higher than in the perpint system. Tries very hard to get an entertaining range and succeeds at most levels. Food is craft beer fast.
  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  (795) 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  (594) , 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!

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