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The Hanging Bat

$$ - $$$, British,
133 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9AD, Scotland
+44 131 229 0759
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  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
133 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9AD, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 393 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 visits in one day!!! Both were excellent; pre theatre nibbles and post theatre drinks. All flawless and very reasonable. The range of beers and gins are truly amazing

Thank Ewan C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was on the hunt for some nice chicken wings in Edinburgh and this place popped up time and time again. The reviews were good and the food menu looked tasty. I was excited to try the chicken wings as they had been highly recommended....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not since I came to Edinburgh 7 years ago have I felt so welcome! I don't usually feel so impelled to leave a review on trip advisor after a visit, but on this occasion I did! Oh dear god they have such a great choice...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in just for a drink and this bar was pretty cool. Full of Beardy hipsters with a wide craft beer selection. Pretty heavy on the pocket but worth a look in for sure.

Thank FatHarryPotter
Reviewed October 14, 2017

I come from a craft brew region, which has left me a bit of a snob about beer, so when I saw that there was a pub serving craft brews I had to try it. Let me tell you, these guys know craft beer! The...More

Thank Fatheadfollies
Reviewed October 12, 2017

What a quirky little micro-brewery / pub in the middle of very busy Lothian Road! We loved it here and the choice of beers was outstanding! The staff were lovely and were really accommodating to us. We ended up staying for dinner and the food...More

Thank wendover_haggis
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Awesome service from friendly and genuinely knowledgable staff who clearly knew what they were talking about as they guided myself and my colleague through the wonderfully eclectic and well sourced beer menu . Great recommendations based on tastes with some out there recommendations which proved...More

Thank WeeKaisDa
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

It was my third visit and I just love it. The range of beer is great with twenty different ones each visit. Even better when they have one that they have brewed themselves. The staff are knowledgeable about the beers and really helpful and friendly....More

Thank GordonMogg
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Great tap list, 5-6 cask beers, and 10-12 keg beers, for a craft beer lover this is a wonderful place. They sell a 5-taster (1/3 pint pour each) “flight”, you choose, for £13, quite reasonable given the high quality of their beers. For food, everything...More

Thank Mmrhone
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Good selection of beer to cover every taste but the best thing we found was the food. Really fresh and tasty. Next time I'm in Edinburgh the hanging bat will be my first port of call .nice staff too

Thank bobsinnott81
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
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 0759
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We are not a restaurant. Despite repeated requests Trip Advisor have steadfastly refused to change the status of our bar from Restaurant to Bar. So I'm afraid we don't take bookings, we don't reserve tables or spaces and we operate a first come first served policy with bar food to compliment our beer.
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