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#215 of 1,832 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Old Town
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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143 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland
(0) 11358 724 924
12:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very laid back atmosphere with some delicious craft beers. We were able to find a table very quickly and the bartenders were very knowledgeable about the beers.

Thank Cassi P
Livingston, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Brewdog this week. As usual a great selection of beers on tap. Good atmosphere in bar and always great to see a wide variety of people in sampling the beer. Bar staff very knowledgable and friendly. My only negative point is the bar is a bit small. Hopefully in the future can get a larger premises in Edinburgh.

Thank Karl A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

i just dont get Brewdog. They seem to specialise in beers which have high amounts of alcohol in them . There really doesnt seem to be much emphasis on what the beers taste like. The pub itself is fine. I would just prefer it if they had a frew more beers with normal amounts of alcohol in them.

Thank fredsmithdance
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

As usual for BD bars, the location is modern and central. As well, prices are pretty high, I guess that's goes along with quality craft beer. The bar tends to be quickly overcrowded and music could be much better used. Beer is brilliant!

Thank D P
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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287 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Came across this pub walking down cow-gate, heard of Brewdog beers before, great unusual bar, good selection of craft beers and ales,in bottles and on draft ,,good friendly staff,a nice place to relax and have a good beer, food menu offers good deals during the afternoon/weekdays

Thank mickknap
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great place to visit! Very laid back, with great food and amazing beer! The staff was friendly and there were many brews to choose from.

Thank Ron K
Lethbridge, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Excellent thin crust pizza and a good selection of brews that changes enough so you don't get bored. Fun atmosphere, not overly crowded but you can pile a bunch of folks into a booth if you'd like.

Thank NancyLTG
Tarves, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Everything you could want, hand made pizzas, perfectly matched with beer brewed in Scotland. Great buzz.

Thank Brockengespenst
Missoula, Montana
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Finding good beer in the UK can be a challenge. With many of the pubs owned by large scale breweries pedaling bland, pale boring brews, as well as the English tax system which imposes taxes based on alcohol content, most visits to pubs are enjoyable for the social atmosphere and the wonderful mood inside but disappoint when you take your... More 

Thank 100nightsayear_sea
Glen Allen, Virginia
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407 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We like to check out brewdog whenever we are in a city with one. As always not necessarily in an inviting location and not sure I would want to go there at night but during the day it was fine. Had a flight of beers - you can pick the flight yourself and the price is calculated accordingly - and... More 

Thank galaxy148

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
00:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: (0) 11358 724 924

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

Neighbourhood Profile
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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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