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#226 of 1,812 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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143 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland
(0) 11358 724 924
12:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:30 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our weekend in Edinburgh for a pitstop with a difference. We wanted some ales to drink which you weren't likely to get anywhere else. There's always a great selection here and the urban vibe is just great. Would recommend!

Thank Lydia H
Nancy, France
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large choice of Brewdog beers, waiters very kind and helpful. We ordered 2 pizza which, even if we waited for it quite a long time for it, were very tasteful.

Thank ontheroadMika
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for beer and stayed for the pizza! The bartender / server was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It was the perfect lunch stop! Great service and great beer and food!

Thank Parul L
Fredericton NB
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Stopped by on a wed night, it was very busy, no free tables or spots at the bar. I got lucky, a couple was leaving just as I was ordering. Didnt have anything to eat, only had quick bite, but the beer is really good. Must try if in Edinburgh.

Thank 611_mcd
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

In Edinburgh for the weekend so tracked down the local BrewDog and was not disappointed. Great Beer, quality Pizza, good atmosphere, great surroundings and friendly staff who made us feel right at home. will def return when back in the capitol. All the best G

Thank GibbySloon
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 14, 2017

They had a very decent selection of beers, but we really loved the pizzas. Hot, fresh and REALLY tasty - we had four!

Thank Shelly D
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in one night on our way to dinner. Great craft beers including a rotating selection of other brewers. The Brewdog beer is really tasty and the bar was a fun environment with friendly staff. Def worth a stop!

Thank shellbellmoon
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Very laid back atmosphere with some delicious craft beers. We were able to find a table very quickly and the bartenders were very knowledgeable about the beers.

Thank Cassi P
Livingston, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Visited Brewdog this week. As usual a great selection of beers on tap. Good atmosphere in bar and always great to see a wide variety of people in sampling the beer. Bar staff very knowledgable and friendly. My only negative point is the bar is a bit small. Hopefully in the future can get a larger premises in Edinburgh.

Thank Karl A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 8, 2017

i just dont get Brewdog. They seem to specialise in beers which have high amounts of alcohol in them . There really doesnt seem to be much emphasis on what the beers taste like. The pub itself is fine. I would just prefer it if they had a frew more beers with normal amounts of alcohol in them.

Thank fredsmithdance

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:30 am - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: (0) 11358 724 924

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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 Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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