Hanging Bat Beer Cafe

133 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9AD
brewpub (Hanging Bat Brew Co)  4.9/5.0 71 reviews
Sun-Thu 12:00 - 0:00. Fri-Sat 12:00 - 1:00.

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Beers At Hanging Bat Beer Cafe

NameABVEntered
Wylam Barrel Aged Wee Heavy10.9%9/30/2017
Cloudwater NE DIPA Southern Passion8.5%9/30/2017
Verdant Shipshape6.2%9/30/2017
Hanging Bat Simonatis 5%9/28/2017
Green Jack Rising Sun5%9/28/2017
Partizan Cherry Stout7.2%9/28/2017
Tiny Rebel Stay Puft5.2%9/28/2017
Chorlton Dark Matter 20189.5%9/28/2017
Chorlton Simcoe Wild Sour6.3%9/28/2017
Chorlton Double Sour First Gold8.6%9/28/2017
Wylam / Magic Rock / Brighton Bier Rize Up5.3%9/19/2017
Uiltje Dr. Raptor9.2%9/14/2017
Cloudwater Southern German Lager [Spring Summer 2017] 5%9/14/2017
Northern Monk / Bissell Brothers Patrons Project 6.02 Knucklepuck Time8.5%9/3/2017
Wiper and True Pale Ale Kaleidoscope4%9/3/2017
Oud Beersel Oude Lambik5.7%8/28/2017
Cloudwater NW DIPA Citra Amarillo8.2%8/28/2017
Wylam Slackjaw IPA6%8/28/2017
Cromarty Raptor5.5%8/28/2017
Steel City / Lost Industry Master of Puppets11.5%8/28/2017
Lost Industry Black Licorice Gose3.9%8/28/2017
Hanging Bat Brew Co / Ron Pattinson 1880 William Younger 140/-10%8/28/2017
Poperings Hommelbier7.5%8/26/2017
Fourpure London Beer City Pale Ale4.3%8/26/2017
Tiny Rebel FUBAR4.4%8/26/2017
Cloudwater DDH Pale Chinook Citra [Spring Summer 2017]5.2%8/26/2017
Cloudwater Pilsner Mandarina Bavaria5.4%8/26/2017
Lost Industry / Landlocked Streets in the Sky11.1%8/23/2017
Lost Industry Serie Saison - Le Pays Noir7.3%8/23/2017
Rocket Closer To The Sun5.8%8/20/2017
Thornbridge Ruin 5%8/20/2017
To Øl Santa Gose F&#%-It All4%8/18/2017
Stillwater / Casita Cerveceria On Fleek13%8/17/2017
Stillwater The Cloud7%8/17/2017
Fyne Ales Workbench IPA: Second Draft5.5%8/15/2017
Fierce Beer Day Shift5%8/15/2017
Hanging Bat Brew Co Sumac Heid6%8/15/2017
Boundary / Outland / Kinnegar / White Hag Pink Sunglasses4.5%8/14/2017
Out of Town / Dead End Brew Machine / Hippo Taproom Diversifisaison6.2%8/14/2017
Fierce Beer Kindred Kunindra6.5%8/14/2017
Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo6.7%8/14/2017
Fierce Beer Moose Mousse4.5%8/14/2017
Kirkstall / Oskar Blues Yorkshire Dale's Pale6.5%8/14/2017
Beerbliotek No Style Without Substance11%8/10/2017
Brekeriet Berliner Spazz5.3%8/5/2017
Tiny Rebel Cereal Killer3%8/3/2017
Beerbliotek Eternal Darkness Barrel Aged11.5%7/28/2017
Cloudwater NW DIPA Ekuanot9%7/28/2017
Mikkeller / Omnipollo Prince & Pauper3.9%7/26/2017
Fierce Beer / Devil's Peak Imperial Cafe Racer8.5%7/22/2017
Dry & Bitter / La Pirata Black Flag13%7/22/2017
Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old) Amarillo Chillies10.5%7/21/2017
Campervan / Fyne Pearls of Wisdom4%7/21/2017
Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vandervelden 135 years6.5%7/21/2017
Wiper and True Milk Shake Milk Stout (5.6%)5.6%7/21/2017
Hawkshead Lakeland Lager5%7/21/2017
Campervan Wandering #2 Pacific Zest4.5%7/21/2017
Pilot Beer Blønd4%7/21/2017
Campervan Leith'al Juice7.5%7/21/2017
Basqueland SSD8.2%7/21/2017
Wiper and True India Pale Ale Mosaic 27%7/21/2017
Chorlton Double Sour Centennial8.6%7/21/2017
Chorlton Hemp5.6%7/21/2017
Wylam 009 HBC-4313.5%7/21/2017
Arbor MEGS Bomb4.7%7/21/2017
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen5.1%7/19/2017
Beavertown Peacher Man Peach and Apricot Wit 5%7/2/2017
Brew By Numbers 14/04 Tripel - Hallertau Blanc8.5%7/2/2017
Põhjala / Brew By Numbers Cellar Series - Kolm Null Null Kolm11.1%6/22/2017
Brew By Numbers 05/11 India Pale Ale - Citra & Mosaic6.9%6/22/2017
Brew By Numbers 01/29 Saison - Oyster & Kombu5.5%6/22/2017
Fyne Ales / Orbit Jammin'5%6/19/2017
Hanging Bat Brew Co / Ron Pattinson 1851 William Younger 60/-5.5%6/17/2017
Northern Monk / Alefarm Patrons Project 7.01 DDH Saison7%6/17/2017
De Ranke Saison De Dottignies5.5%6/8/2017
Pilot Blue Lady Pale5%6/4/2017
Deya Steady Rolling Man 2016-5.2%6/4/2017
Northern Monk / Cloudwater Hop City IPA 6.2%6/4/2017
Buxton Imperial Black7.5%5/31/2017
Struise XXX Rye Quad Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged)10%5/31/2017
Põhjala Cellar Series - Mutant Disco TQ7.5%5/31/2017
Beavertown Psychotropic3.1%5/29/2017
Tiny Rebel Billabong4.6%5/29/2017
Buxton Sonrisa4.7%5/29/2017
Weird Beard Mesca Ulad8.4%5/25/2017
Hanging Bat Brew Co Funeralopolis9.9%5/25/2017
Fourpure Deucebox8.3%5/25/2017
Chorlton Apricot Wild Sour6.3%5/25/2017
Chorlton Citra / Basil Sour 5.5%5/25/2017
Hanging Bat Brew Co / Gallus Wizard Fight6.8%5/25/2017
Wylam Blow Out IPA7%5/25/2017
Anchor Porter5.6%5/23/2017
Wild Beer Witness5.8%5/23/2017
Verdant Maybe One More PSI?8%5/18/2017
Verdant Pulp!8%5/18/2017
Verdant Roy, I Want A Hilux5.5%5/18/2017
The Kernel Export Stout London 18907.2%5/6/2017
Wylam 007 Vic Secret4.7%5/6/2017
Tryst Tropico4.5%5/6/2017
Natural Selection Green Mountain5.9%5/6/2017


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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
FinnIckler  (46) Edinburgh, Scotland | October 14, 2017
Big Bar not too far out of the way the city centre. Lots of Keg and Cask Lines with a very good UK selection. Occasional Tap Takeovers and Meet the Brewer Events. Food is pretty good, prices are a bit higher than some other places, but ok. Very full on the weekend and for good reason. They do flights of 5 for ~12£ and you get to keep a glass. Haven't been to all places here, but it is a contender for best bar in Edinburgh.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
baggio  (49) norrtälje, Sweden | September 13, 2017
The best bar in Edinburgh for quality beer on cask and draught. Very friendly service. Food is on the pricey side and portions are kind of small but it is ok if you´re hungry. Will visit again but skip the food.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
joetownpunk  (71) , | August 22, 2017
Great beer bar with lots of taps given to both cask & keg beers as well as beers, mainly from top breweries (I sampled beers from Thornbridge, Crossborders and Wild Beer Co). Nice ambiance and friendly service and the beers reasonably priced compared to some places. Beer flights available. Food was nice too. Could spend a lot of time here.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk  (386) Edinburgh , Scotland | August 21, 2017
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 KID FRIENDLY
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub  (1152) Banbury, England | August 14, 2017
Modern, young bar in a very good way close to the centre of the old town in Edinburgh. Essentially a beer bar that does some food rather than the other way round and for that it gets raised marks for me. Really friendly and laid back, the bar-man really knew his beers and could discuss any one of them, with tasters. The pub has several levels from basement to mezzanine floor, all comfortably furnished with no unfinished ceilings or rough boarding, all nicely done. The beer choice is huge, we visited twice during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed both occasions. Our top venue in Edinburgh (just) and recommended.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
rondphoto  (213) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | July 21, 2017
I am one of those guys who places the ambience of a pub just as high as any other aspect of the experience. Hanging Bat is a good example. Ambience is terrific, in an American pub sort of way. Add to that outstanding service on a busy Friday evening, a good beer selection, and a friendly crowd, and it becomes a top stop in Edinburgh. As good as it gets.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt  (249) Göteborg, Sweden | June 26, 2017
Very trendy and hip bar, pretty vibrant on a friday early night. Brick industrial interior, check. Some local cask beers combined with plenty of beers on keg. The latter were dominated by Brew By Numbers stuff, probably due to an earlier tap tale over? Felt a bit one dimensional anyway. Good bottle selection as well. Had some food on sunday which was very nice.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
miloszd  (55) Zurich, Switzerland | May 29, 2017
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
kajser27  (26) Zagreb, Croatia | May 9, 2017
Looks like a lot of modern Craft beer pubs. Not too big but plenty of space and seating. Some 20 kegs and casks, nice Gin selection. There’s a 50l homebrewing system in the pub as well for some who like playing. Selection is quite nice, beer well kept and tap takeovers take place often I’d say. Was there for Stone takeover and 2 other nights, never did it seem too crowded. Staff is nice and friendly enough and pretty quick. Food is not so great, portions are not that big and it’s not that tasty... I’ll skip food next time. Overall a very good place I’ll visit again next time I’m in town.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Boudicca  (1232) London, England | April 10, 2017
Well, the Hanging Bat wasn’t at all what I expected. For some reason I’d imagined a traditional old style place, and this is quite the opposite. It’s modern and trendy, almost factory style, with a mezzanine floor and a semi-basement room. The beer range was as expected though - six casks (with two off) and an impressive list of fourteen kegs. (Visited 2 February 2017).

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