Hanging Bat Beer Cafe

133 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9AD
brewpub (Hanging Bat Brew Co)  4.9/5.0 60 reviews
Sun-Thu 12:00 - 0:00. Fri-Sat 12:00 - 1:00.

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Beers At Hanging Bat Beer Cafe

NameABVEntered
Wild Beer / IMBC Strawblender5.5%11/23/2016
Hawkshead Hop Black5.6%11/22/2016
Moor UnioníHop4.1%11/22/2016
Chorlton Mandarina Lager6.1%11/22/2016
Northern Monk / Triangle Bubble5%11/11/2016
Northern Monk Patrons Projects 1.02 Coffee Porter7.4%11/10/2016
Northern Monk / Siren Patrons Projects 3.01 Attack on the Bounty7.4%11/10/2016
Northern Monk / Nomad Clan Patrons Project 2.02 Peanut Butter and Jelly Brown6%11/10/2016
Northern Monk Double Heathen 10%11/10/2016
Northern Monk New World IPA6.2%11/10/2016
Northern Monk True North Pale Ale3.7%11/10/2016
Northern Monk Zest New World IPA6.2%11/10/2016
Cloudwater Spring Summer 2016 - Session IPA Centennial El Dorado4.5%11/10/2016
8 Wired Hippy Berliner4%11/10/2016
Fyne Ales Damson In Distress4.7%11/10/2016
Marble Lagonda IPA5%11/10/2016
Left Handed Giant Pale4.1%11/10/2016
Thornbridge Otto8%11/6/2016
8 Wired Small Stout4%11/6/2016
Brew By Numbers 01/23 Saison - Citra & Mosaic6.5%11/6/2016
Fourpure Deucebox8.3%11/6/2016
Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room (2011-)10%11/5/2016
Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old) (Cask)11%11/5/2016
North Brewing Co Bulkhead Brown4.5%11/5/2016
North Brewing Co Pinata - Tropical Pale Ale4.5%11/5/2016
Mikkeller SpontanBeetroot7.7%10/31/2016
De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Bruichladdich BA12%10/31/2016
Fourpure / Cloudwater Optare6.6%10/31/2016
Salopian Polygraph 7.4%10/31/2016
AleSmith Robust Porter6.5%10/31/2016
Tiny Rebel / Weird Beard Dirty Perle5.5%10/31/2016
Roosters Howl6.8%10/31/2016
Tempest Rough Magic5.1%10/31/2016
Howling Hops / Verdant UTO Double Black IPA9.3%10/26/2016
Cloudwater Spring Summer 2016 - IPA Vicís Secret6.5%10/26/2016
Dugges Odd Bruin 6%10/21/2016
Magic Rock Contortionist5%10/21/2016
Wiper and True Keeper Beer10%10/21/2016
Arbor The Devil Made Me Brew It5.5%10/21/2016
Dugges Six Ways: Hop Hop Hop10%10/21/2016
Pilot Beer KŲln4.1%10/21/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Galaxy5.6%10/21/2016
Harbour New Zealand Gold4.2%10/21/2016
Roosters Birdman4.2%10/21/2016
Dugges Never Mind The Bollox!9%10/16/2016
Wiper and True Amber Ale In The Pines4.9%10/16/2016
North Brewing Co Full Fathom 56.2%10/16/2016
Wylam 002 Mandarina Bavaria4%10/16/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Mosaic Enigma Simcoe5.3%10/16/2016
Thornbridge Crackendale5.2%10/16/2016
Wylam Solar Terminator5.8%10/16/2016
Moor Illusion4.7%10/9/2016
Fallen New World Odyssey4.1%8/31/2016
∆gir Dag Sitrus Pale Ale4%8/31/2016
Fierce Beer Peanut Riot6.5%8/31/2016
Burning Sky Gaston6%8/31/2016
Arbor Umm...Bingo?6.5%8/31/2016
Waulkmill Cider Muckle Toon Rosie Dry5%8/31/2016
Fierce Beer Granadilla Guerilla5.5%8/29/2016
Alvinne Omega 6%8/29/2016
Alvinne / Naparbier Gentleman Sour Ale Oak Aged11.5%8/28/2016
Oakham Export Stout6.5%8/28/2016
Vocation Chop & Change Citra4.5%8/28/2016
Summer Wine Saison Aramette4.9%8/21/2016
Fyne Ghost Stout4.7%8/21/2016
Tempest Unforgiven Ale5.4%8/18/2016
Beavertown / Heretic Peacher Man6.2%8/18/2016
Cromarty Pure Baltic6.6%8/18/2016
Tempest Dios Mio!6%8/17/2016
Oakham Blue Skies IPA6%8/13/2016
Burning Sky Easy Answers IPA6%8/12/2016
Thornbridge Ruin 5%8/11/2016
Thornbridge Pollards5%8/3/2016
Beavertown / Boneyard Bloody Notorious9.1%7/29/2016
Magic Rock Dark Arts6%7/21/2016
Struise Havic5%7/21/2016
Dark Star Seville 4%7/21/2016
Salopian The Bends5.2%7/21/2016
Brew By Numbers 20/01 Belgian Pale - Summer Saaz4.5%7/1/2016
Thornbridge Lukas4.2%6/17/2016
Siren Proteus - Vol.2 Version 1 - Mosaic, Chinook, Cascade4%6/17/2016
Buxton / Omnipollo Chocolate Ice Cream Brown Ale6.2%6/17/2016
Brew By Numbers 01/16 Saison - Rakau5.5%6/17/2016
Blaugies BiŤre Darbyste5.8%6/17/2016
Six Degrees North Chopper Stout7%6/4/2016
Marble Damage Plan7.1%6/4/2016
Marble Built To Fall5.6%6/4/2016
Renaissance Marlborough Pale Ale (MPA) (2013 & Onwards)8.5%6/4/2016
Arbor The Ego Has Landed4.8%6/4/2016
Thornbridge Kill Your Darlings5%5/25/2016
Cloudwater Bitter4.3%5/25/2016
Tuatara Double Trouble9%5/7/2016
Salopian Vertigo7.2%5/7/2016
Founders Azacca IPA7%5/7/2016
Siren Liquid Mistress5.8%5/6/2016
Six Degrees North Hopocrisy4.6%5/6/2016
Weird Beard Something Something Darkside9%5/6/2016
Beavertown Holy Cowbell India Stout5.6%5/6/2016
Beavertown Rye Pale5.1%5/6/2016
Chorlton Kohatu Brett Sour5.9%5/4/2016


88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Scopey  (661) Croydon, England | May 8, 2013
Easily the best beer bar in Edinburgh. The Hanging Bat is a split level with a good amount of seating. Power-raters will be glad to hear that all beers are available in 1/3ds...but weirdly enough not pints (although this doesnít bother me). Beer selection is spot-on, itís clear to me the people in charge know whatís going on in the UK beer scene well. Tap selection seems to rotate frequently. Helpful and knowledgeable staff all-round. Great place and probably one of the best in the UK.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
hajsman  (10) GdaŮsk, Poland | October 29, 2016
Very cool place, good selection of imports. I like the design of bar a lot. Definitely worth the highest rate of Edinburg beer pubs
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
JK  (377) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | October 10, 2016| Updated October 13, 2016
Visited on a Saturday night during a De Molen event. Our small group had standing room only because this very large bar was packed and I had the feeling that was more of a typical Saturday night than a result of the beers on that night. Beer was in good condition, and staff served the crowd as quickly as possible. As De Molen kegs went dry, other beers were put on, which were also interesting to me. Not much more to say about the ambiance. No idea if food was still available when I arrived but it seemed like ordering would be a disaster given the crown that evening.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
fish_liberator  (18) , Finland | September 10, 2016
Nice place split between 3 levels makes it feel cosy, music wasnít loud. They didnít have any of thereís on tap at the time, but the selection was good, even if a fair few of the taps werenít new to me I could still find plenty to choose from. The (cute) bar staff were all very friendly and happy to have a chat and a laugh. Didnít try the food, although the list was short. Price might be an issue for some 5 x 1/3 for £13 regardless of strength. Well worth a visit, but maybe not 98/100
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bunget  (21) Ottawa, Ontario | September 5, 2016
One of the two brewpubs worth a visit in Edinburgh. Was there back in August. Nice looking place, open and interesting layout. Not too noisy and no loud music. Great service, fast and knowledgeable. Very decent selection of taps, though not that many casks as I expected, some bottles but I wasnít interested in them. Menu looks very decent for a pub, but half of the stuff was unavailable. Ended up with a brisket burger that was sweet. Prices are decent, lots of options for half and thirds pints. Very enjoyable place, maybe shouldíve visited it one more time, outside the festival.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Kristophe  (237) , Sweden | August 31, 2016
Fantastic place! The beer list is full of local beers, both cask and tap and the food is super delicious. Wanna go back!
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
minutemat  (115) Shrewsbury, England | August 31, 2016
Ideally situated a short walk from the castle and the main tourist drag of the Old Town. We came here from Holyrood Park on the hottest day of the year so we and the dog were in need of refreshment (yep they are dog-friendly!). Itís perhaps smaller than I expected, but with plenty of higher and lower level seating, laid out so thereís plenty of private areas. Draft selection is as youíd expect from a very good independent craft bar, nice and varied with all bases covered. I picked a flight of 5 thirds for £13, all new releases and all tasting excellent. We also got a hot dog each and although I got pulled pork instead of Chili Con Carne it was good quality stuff so I didnít mind. In all, this ticked all the boxes for my ideal craft bar.. dog friendly, varied draft selection, nice relaxing atmosphere and reasonably priced. Also an extensive bottle selection too. We only visited one bar on this visit to Edinburgh but weíll be back.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Taboada  (62) Compostela (Galiza), | August 17, 2016
Visited on the 11th August of 2016. 3 beers tasted. First of all, they donīt attend on the tables but this seems to be a Scottish thing. Prices are OK. Selection is excellent. Ambiance is superb!!!! Relaxing cosy area and some other busy spots. Really enjoyable place.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
sir__v  (266) Lille, France | August 11, 2016
Visited the 23rd July 2016 - nice modern place near to the castle. Quiet easy to find. Good beer selection with really nice menu, the only bad point is itís impossible to order more than 2/3Ö I didnít†check the bottle selection but I think it will be solid as the draft menu. Food is tasty but itís more snackÖ I didnít fine a real meal. Ambiance is really nice and service is friendly. I recommended this place, one of the best place in Edinburgh.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
digitalviking  (20) , | May 25, 2016
Cool place, I didnít see much of their own beer on tap, but oh well. Had lots from Thornbridge... actually just ended up drinking English beer rather than Scottish. Nice couches and half-floor arrangement -- reminded me a bit of some places I visited in Berlin only a bit less unique (Berlin is hard to beat for cool factor).
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Desverger  (145) Copenhagen, Denmark | April 1, 2016
(Visited Saturday 20/02/2016 late afternoon) This was probably my favourite venue overall in Edinburgh. There was a Cloudwater takeover during our visit and needed all of these plus some others, so was glad to hear they do thirds. They had a good system where rather than an actual flight, they gave us bottle tops which we purchased so we could then go up and exchange each time you wanted your next beer, there was also a different coloured bottle top you could give back at the end to take home a souvenir glass which I did. Overall the selection here was excellent, ambience wise it was quite busy even though it was a Saturday afternoon, but still relaxed and found some seating in the lower seated area which was cosy. Wish we had more time to spend here and will definitely revisit. A must visit in Edinbrugh.

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