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Taps: 10 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
4.06/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
I discovered their beer in the States and knew that I'd have to pay a visit while in Scotland on vacation. The nice quiet location on Edinburgh's Cowgate was a lovely place for the lady and I to have a nice lunch on an uncharacteristically sunny day. The food was a ploughman's-esque platter of meats, cheeses, and bread (as well as a nicely spicy order of potato wedges with chorizo). The beer was similarly excellent, consisting of my two classic favorites, Punk IPA and 5 a.m. Saint, as well as the chance to try a very solid stout and a sip or two of hers (a light and not too strong red currant concoction which is perfect as the stereotypical "girl beer" but not at all light on flavor). This was definitely one of the highlights of the whole trip, and that is no easy feat as we sampled a great deal of very good restaurants throughout the city. When I return this winter I will certainly be stopping by again.
07-17-2014 12:28:07 | More by MaddestHatter
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.16/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I live immensely close to BrewDog Edinburgh so it is my go to place to get craft beer. Not only is its location convenient for me but they are getting different beers in from around the world all the time so I have been able to get a different draft beer every single time I have been because they are always changing keg lines so I have never had the urge to get a beer from the bottle.
They have a great selection of beers, mostly their own, but that should be expected. BrewDog's beers are all superb so this isn't a bad thing for me. While they have a very limited selection for guest drafts they manage to get some really great craft beers.With all drinks costing around the same price (£4) by serving in various sized glasses and containing a similar number of UK units of alcohol in each drink it is easy to keep track of how much you have had to drink (big plus if you are a bit of a lightweight like myself). With this in mind the staff are all wonderful people who know their beers and are more than willing to help you pick out the right beer.
Once dinner time comes around the place starts filling up very quickly even though they don't offer very much food but as long as you have a seat already it won't bother you. They do play music through their speakers on the weekends which can a bit loud sometimes but it tends to fluctuate with the number of people in the place. No need to worry about watching sports because they have an array of board games to play if actually talking to your friends isn't good enough.
Good beer. Good prices. Good service. Thumbs up!
02-06-2014 10:17:10 | More by Rob3408
District of Columbia
4.32/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | $$
We were touring UKoGBaNI and Ireland in spring 2012 and this was a must-see while in Edinburgh. Great quality, and they were just opening the taps on a Jaffa Cake stout, which was fantastic.
It's not exactly kids-friendly, but no pub in the UK really is, I suppose. They were very accommodating of the kids--we ordered some chips or something ordinary. My wife and I had a few amazing beers and moved on.
02-20-2013 11:53:47 | More by Beerstorian
4.58/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
If sampling the gentle (bland?) caresses of cask ales is not your thing, this is place to be. The tap list has the full range I'd expect at an American craft bar - IPA, stout, pale, imperial pilsner, etc. And guest beers from Mikkeller, Nøgne Ø, and Evil Twin at the moment.
The location is almost under George IV Bridge, among the hostels and dive bars. Which is to say, away from the tartans and ghost tours - a nice change!
Worth a visit, for sure, at the risk of having your CAMRA membership revoked.
06-12-2012 19:53:21 | More by djmitche
BrewDog Edinburgh in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Scotland)
94 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.