BrewDog Edinburgh

BrewDog EdinburghBrewDog Edinburgh
BrewDog EdinburghBrewDog Edinburgh
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

143 Cowgate
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1JS
United Kingdom

+44 131 220 6517 | map

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Reviews by kjkinsey:
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kjkinsey from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

May 19, 2014
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TargaFlorio from Indiana

4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

The smaller of the two Brewdog Edinburgh locations, this one is down in the Cowgate. Visited around 9:00 pm on a Saturday night. Decent size crowd that night, lots of people sliding in for a quick beer on their way somewhere else. We found seats at one of the narrow tables outside which worked out well since it was a nice night.

Pretty surprised to see 4 Upland Brewing sours on draft from back in my neck of the woods in Indiana. They were pretty pricey, but those beers can be expensive in Indiana too. Didn't feel like doing the exact conversion to see how much the markup was. Overall, with the horrible service I had at the Lothian road location, my experience at the Cowgate Brewdog was very positive.

Jun 29, 2019
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Tjb14 from Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Jun 10, 2019
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DoctorZombies from Florida

3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

This location is in Old Town near the museum and close to the bus lines. Small bar, limited seating. Mixed service - one could not be bothered, the other bartender was quite nice. Routine BrewDog lineup and pricy. A few guest taps, and a small cooler of beer for on site and/or takeaway. I enjoyed their Lothian location a lot more...

Jan 02, 2019
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Needmorebeer312 from Washington

3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jan 02, 2019
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Dec 09, 2017
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brp94 from Spain

4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Oct 03, 2017
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PawG from California

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jul 05, 2017
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zotzot from Vermont

3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Jun 17, 2017
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Beerasaurus from Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +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.

Apr 27, 2017
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jjboesen from Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Mar 24, 2017
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aRedLetterLife from New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Nov 02, 2016
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Bombelsky from Poland

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Sep 06, 2016
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Dreizhen from District of Columbia

4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Nov 08, 2015
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DerekE4750 from New York

3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Jul 29, 2015
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Arnar_Hallsson from Florida

4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Sensational atmosphere and an extremely dynamic bar

May 28, 2015
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redleg411 from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Feb 06, 2015
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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Jan 23, 2015
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soulcougher from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Dec 23, 2014
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SAEmick from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Nov 24, 2014
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Darthkav from Ireland

4.8/5  rDev +11.4%

Oct 08, 2014
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Lochnessmonster from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

Sep 12, 2014
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Aug 22, 2014
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MaddestHatter from Virginia

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Jul 17, 2014
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sephyrott from Spain

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

May 25, 2014
BrewDog Edinburgh in Edinburgh, GB6, United Kingdom
Place rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 39 ratings