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.
One of the best times I had in Edinburgh. This small but friendly place had a fine selection of beers, not least German, and a very friendly staff. Lot of student types, some of them German and football. I was served my very first Dogfish Head beer here! Iím staying in the next door hotel again if I ever go back, cause this was a splendid place to have a drink!
Small place with little seating. Iím glad I was there during the day and not on a weekend evening - I canít imagine how that would be. Limited selection of beers on tap, but luckily lots more on bottle. Decor-wise I have to say that - despite how fun it is to sit and pick out beers youíve tried, from the wallpaper-movif - it really doesnít do the place any favours. I doubt Iíll be back - not because itís bad, but because there are much better places.
danlo (116) Darlington , England | November 6, 2013| Updated November 16, 2013
Smallish bar located near central Edinburgh with an extensive bottled beer list and some beers on tap. Screen showing football and not too busy when visited mid-week.
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).
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.