The Bow Bar

The Bow Bar
80 West Bow, Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2HH
  • Telephone 0131 226 7667
  • Bar open Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30–11.30pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–2pm.
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Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2015/16 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

This review is taken from the current (2015) edition.

Victoria Street stalwart the Bow Bar remains unashamedly old school when it comes to beer and whisky. Eight cask pumps offer a rotating range of largely Scottish ales and equally well-sourced interlopers from across the border, with familiar craft draughts from Williams Bros and Black Isle Brewery. All are supplemented by dozens of carefully selected bottles from home and abroad, plus a strong cast of 200+ single malts and enough knowledge behind the bar to steer the inquisitive in the right direction. Dark timber panelling, throwback enamel signs and ornate booze-related mirrors keep it nice and traditional with a handful of narrow tables and leather-clad benches. This old-school boozer caters to a fairly discerning crowd who know their nips and ales. [Not recently visited.]

  • Provides: Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 60
  • Open since: 1984
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle

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