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Bow Bar

80 West Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2HH, Scotland
+44 131 226 7667
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How many Whiskys?

Brilliant place if you like Whisky. Not sure how many they have but its hundreds and hundreds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great, friendly service in traditional pub.

Nice selection of whisky, friendly staff, traditional pub atmosphere. Just a great place to hang... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Small quiet bar with a large selection of whiskey.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible12%
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Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
80 West Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2HH, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 226 7667
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant place if you like Whisky. Not sure how many they have but its hundreds and hundreds. The staff are amazing, they know every flavour, smell and history of the place they come from. We sampled a few from different regions and learned all about...More

Thank Alikatz7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice selection of whisky, friendly staff, traditional pub atmosphere. Just a great place to hang out for an ale or a whisky.

Thank TommyDarcy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always make sure I have a beer or two in this excellent, atmospheric little bar when I am in Edinburgh. With a great changing range of real ales (not to mention whiskies) friendly, efficient service if you can get a seat it's even better as...More

Thank mat20107
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

What a great pub old fashioned in a good way 😊my brother had a steak pie which I managed a taste of which was very good I would have had one too but it was the last one 😂great selection of beers and whiskies. Will...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The last few visits may have been rather disappointing but it was a very pleasant surprise to find the place back on form with some excellent beer. Always good to welcome back a prodigal!

Thank rogerandwendy
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This might be the malt lovers paradise. Bow Bar has a fantastic selection of malts, may be not the largest in Edinburgh, but most likely the most diverse. The staff will go great lengths to find the perfect malt for you, and then the next...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I looked in at lunch time last week - the last week of the Festival - and of course the bar was busy. Still, I was served by a friendly bar maid whom I had just seen displaying great patience to an overseas visitor who...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 25 August 2017

A gem of a pub in a very central location, this is a particularly good place to go if you love whisky and beer. There is an ever-changing line-up of delicious and interesting beers on offer - once I had a pizza-flavoured beer! The whisky...More

Thank edinmike82
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This pub just off the Grassmarket has a great selection of local and Scottish beers and despite being in a touristy part of town manages to keep a genuine local pub atmosphere .

Thank dominic594
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

It states that they have over 300 whiskies on a sign outside; I didn't count them but what a choice! Really nice atmosphere and very handy location for this little bar!! Go and have a look!

Thank Laurent B
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Patrick R
8 October 2015|
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Response from BowBar_Management | Property representative |
Hi Patrick. Not to my knowledge. The Bow Bar has been running since 1987 so I doubt another 'Bow Bar' was on the street.