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 Bow Bar, Grassmarket, Edinburgh


Bow Bar
80 West Bow

Tel: 0131 226 7667
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Real Ale * Guest Ales * Bar Food
Town/City Pubs * Quiet Pubs

About the Pub
  Situated just off the Grassmarket, this traditional pub is decorated in Victorian style and is apparently very popular with local lawyers. As it stocks many real ales and guests beers, this pub is a haven for all beer connoisseurs and many say you will not get a better pint anywhere. There is also a wide range of whiskies to sample for those who like to do some sipping.
Open from 11:00am to 11:30pm.
The Bow Bar is listed in 'The Quiet Pint'. See the 'Book Store' for further details.!
Linda - Mar 2002
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To Joel
Dear Joel, i think you will find on the Bow Bar's website it clearly states a 12pm open
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Joel Klemenhagen
Missed opportunity
It is Joel again. Traveling from Seattle I was hoping to enjoy a few pints at your pub and should have called first.
I recognize your awarded nature so I am not bagging your place.
Sounded lovely but it was not meant to be.
Best is luck!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Joel Klemenhagen
False advertising!
I read the website and it currently says 11am is your opening but I am standing here sweating from getting here at door open only to find you led me to an unhappy end!
Change the site info as I am not happy about this.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Anne Clarkson
Great pub in the center of town, with one of the finest selections of whiskies, ales and bottled beers. Can be quiet which is great if you need an escape, and can fill up quickly at night when you meet loads of interestng people. As for comments about the staff, i find them very helpful and friendly. i have witnessd them refuse service (rightly so), but they are proper bar staff that don't take crap, i was impressed how patient the young man was with the insults he got for doing his job on my last visit
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Gavin Grier
Poor service
There may be a small selection of good ales but this is small compensation for attitude of the bar staff and the lack of any atmosphere. I'd walk a little further to the Blue Blazer or Thomson's if you want a great ale pub.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Iain Cameron
Lost it's way
I don't know what has happened t this little gem recently. The bar staff are quite the rudest people I've had the misfortune to meet. It's not like they have a monopoly in that part of town!

My advice give it a miss until the staff learn the meaning of Scottish Hospitality.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Colin Jackson
How anyone can be so rude as a bar person, I give up.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

John Browne
Best pub in Edinburgh, and a firm favourite with me every Saturday. Great craic, and welcoming (and very knowledgable) manageress.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Rating: rosettes

The Great Bow Bar
the best in Edinburgh, the Belhaven beer is the best of the world, one of the beauties of the city.
Scotland forever in my heart, Belhaven forever in my mouth!!!
Daniele from Rome
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Stephen Layton
Brilliant Pub
You will not find a better pint anywhere! Atmosphere fantastic and staff friendly ... plus, for us English, no smoking is a real benefit.
Friday, August 4, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Duncan Clark
Great Beer
What a fantastic pub! I would highly recommend the Caledonian Deuchars, the local ale, probably the best pint i've evere tasted!
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Rachel Rennie
Hazelburn dram
I have your card but no e-mail address.
Sorry to have missed you at Whisky Live.
Thanks for the dram of Hazelburn.
Great pub, see you next time I'm over I hope. Rachel in Rome
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Rating: rosettes

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Bow Bar
80 West Bow

Tel: 0131 226 7667
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