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BrewDog Edinburgh

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4.34/5
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35 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

143 Cowgate
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1JS
United Kingdom

+44 131 220 6517 | map
brewdog.com

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Added by seanyfo on 07-09-2011

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
35
pDev:
6.22%
 
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of brp94
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of PawG
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of zotzot
3.91/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Stopped in late afternoon on our trip to Scotland and was not disappointed. Right off the Royal Mile, they were accommodating for a family (teens). This location is pretty small so there's not a lot of booths. Pizza was very good, though menu is limited to pizzas.. Then again, we didn't stop in for the food. :-) Only wish we had time to sample more of the beers.

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Photo of jjboesen
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

This was my third Brewdog visit, during my recent trip to Scotland. Located on Cowgate, which parallels the Royal Mile, this location is rather cramped and difficult to navigate. There are some booths, a few hightops and a small bar with some rather uncomfortable stools. The beer selection excels as usual with each location offering something new. As usual, the service was great and the staff proud of their beer. I am surprised that there are not more locations in this fine city. During my visit, I enjoyed: Punk IPA, Elvis Juice and 5AM Saint. Great beer in the one of the world's greatest cities.

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Photo of aRedLetterLife
3.79/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Bombelsky
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

It is a great spot. Very well located. Inside you will find it quite small, so you should go there little bit earlier to get a place. Good selection of BrewDog beers, some foreign craft beers like Anderson Valley you can also get there. Average, Scottish pub prices for craft beers I note as a big plus. Customer service is amazing, people working there are very friendly, they can advise a lot. Food they offer is disappointing. When I have been there they just had some pizzas. Good pizza indeed. I totally recommend this place.

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Photo of Dreizhen
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Brewdog is a lovely pub with a good selection of their own beer and a nice array of foreign craft beer. It's a touch small and usually has a decent crowd, but I have been able to find a nice table on most visits after a little wait. Nice, helpful staff that seem knowledgeable and laid back. Coming from the U.S., there is a bit of sticker-shock with the exchange rate, but it's not too bad for U.K. prices. The longer I live here, the less it hurts me to buy a pint. That being said, I'd much rather drop 4-5 pounds for a beer here than spend the same on 2 Corona somewhere else on Cow Path. If you're in Edinburgh, this should be on your checklist. Also, check out their newly opened bottle shop on the other side of the city.

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3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Arnar_Hallsson
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Sensational atmosphere and an extremely dynamic bar

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4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SteveSpencer
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of soulcougher
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SAEmick
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Darthkav
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Convinced the wife to stop in on our honeymoon...I'm a lucky guy. Great place and I didn't even realize at the time that they had a tv show in the works. Also, got my first taste of Tactical Nuclear Penguin, which was pretty epic.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of MaddestHatter
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | 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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Rob3408
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!

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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BrewDog Edinburgh in Edinburgh, GB6, United Kingdom
Place rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 35 ratings
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