The Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom

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The Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom
81–83 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9AW
  • Telephone 0131 228 6392
  • Seasonal times Festival: open later
  • Bar open Sun–Thu 11am–midnight, Fri/Sat 11am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 11am–10pm.
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Innis & Gunn's taproom brings live music, quality pub grub and a slew of good beers to Lothian Road

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Innis & Gunn have dropped the kitchen from their name in favour of taproom, signalling more of a focus on their favourite thing: beer. They’re still doing food, but it’s more angled towards pub classics done well, with plenty of veggie and vegan options. They’ve made changes to the space too, opening things out and filling it with wooden sharing tables, and there’s live music on Friday and Saturday nights. With 26 beers on taps and enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff it’s good place to try out a few options; if you can’t decide, go for a flight. Naturally beers from the home brewery star, but they also feature local colleagues like Campervan and beyond. Brew school still runs on a Sunday and there’s a surprisingly good choice of cocktails, gin and whisky.

The List's rating






Megan Welford visited The Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom on 1 April 2019
  • High point: Lots of beer and friendly staff
  • Low point: It gets noisy when busy
  • Notable dish: 40-day aged steak and chips
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £16 (dinner)

Located close to the Usher Hall and the Filmhouse, the award winning Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen offers relaxed casual dining for beer and food enthusiasts looking for drinking and dining experiences that have passion and craft behind them.

The beers on offer are varied and rotational - from fresh, unpasteurised Innis & Gunn beer direct from the brewery, to craft beer offerings from Scotland and the rest of the world. And if beer isn’t your thing, then there is also a well-crafted range of cocktails, hoptails, wines and spirits, to suit all pockets and palates.

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  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Rock
  • Live entertainment: Live music Fri/Sat nights - acoustic country, pop classics. Check website for details.
  • Capacity: 120 (+15)
  • Largest group: 120
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
  • House wine: £19 per bottle

Reviews & features

The Beer Kitchen by Innis & Gunn

11 Sep 2015

Innis & Gunn's foray into brew-pubbing proves successful

Lothian Road’s transformation — from crapulent crawl destination to craft beer central — continues, with Edinburgh-based brewer Innis & Gunn’s first foray into brew-pubbing sitting neatly between The Red Squirrel and the Hanging Bat, in more ways than…