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The Hanging Bat

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West End
Bar, Barbecue
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133 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 58
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  • 18
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  • 12
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good beer, great atmosphere

Great selection of beers and really good food. We popped in for food on our way to a party and we were pleasantly surprised. It was busy but we found a table, the food came wuickly and tasted great. It was very noisy and the music was loud but it had a great atmosphere - really quirky. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Karen G
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Great selection of beers and really good food. We popped in for food on our way to a party and we were pleasantly surprised. It was busy but we found a table, the food came wuickly and tasted great. It was very noisy and the music was loud but it had a great atmosphere - really quirky. There were lots... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We came here for a quick bite and drink before going to see a show. The bar has a great selection of beers that my boyfriend was very excited about and the hot dogs we had were just what we wanted at the time.

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Glasgow
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137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great place with a superb and changing beer selection. The beers are on the pricey side but I feel worth it-if anything thats the only downside. Never eaten but looks good and the atmosphere is pleaseant. Free wifi. Cool toilets

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great selection of beers for a variety of tastes and the bar staff were very friendly and knowledgeable on the beers. I can imagine this place can get very busy on Thu/Fri/Sat evenings as it is not very big but had a nice atmosphere when I visited early evening. The ribs were surprisingly tasty and good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great selection of beers, always found the bar staff to be extremely knowledgable & welcoming - great if you're open to try new things but have no idea where to start. Have had some great recommendations of gins (large selection if you don't like beer) which have now turned into my favourite brands. Having the options of a pint would... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Great selection of beer from around the UK. Foods good and has a nice relaxing atmosphere. Nice stop on a tour and for craft beer enthusiasts.

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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Went for a beer or two, and found loads of beer. Excellent choice of local beers. Service good, food was surprisingly good. Friendly atmosphere.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The staff were too serious, miserable and un-welcoming. It seemed far too regimented and not like the other places we had been to, which were relaxing, welcoming and friendly (Ushers is a good example of this). The staff couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome, spent time talking to us and were really friendly and easy going. Hanging Bat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great choices from scotland to england and further. Being a home brewing and genral beer tourist. This was one of the best places to get a good craft beer in edinburgh.

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London, UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

No idea why but we haven't been here before, funny how central it is...went for a beer late afternoon on a weekday and had a choice of seats although the place is quite large (unlike Brewdog). Great friendly service, really enjoyed the eclectic music and cool toilets with freebies you might have forgotten like hair ties, great touch. Overall great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 133 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

Staying in West End

Neighborhood Profile
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.