The Hanging Bat

133 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH3 9AB

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 133 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH3 9AB
  • Cross Street: None
  • Cuisine: American | English |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Staff: Hanaging Bat | General Manager
  • Phone: 131 229 0759
  • Features: Late Dining, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Winning Wine List, Lounge / Bar,
  • Occasion: People Watching, Dog Friendly, Trendy / Hip,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Tuesday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Wednesday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Thursday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Friday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Saturday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Sunday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2020
Tim S.

Great beer. Good range. Knowledgeable staff. Good atmosphere.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2020
Duncan C.

Food was amazing, drinks are reasonably priced and the atmosphere was great. There’s not really much else to say but go to the hanging bat, you’ll have a good night.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 05, 2020
Gordon M.

I have never eaten any food in there but it always looks good and smells good. People’s reaction are always very positive


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 05, 2020
Carolina L.

Really good service and great variety of drinks!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 05, 2020
Jonathan S.

Great food, atmosphere, selection of drinks and, above all, service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2020
Karolina D.

Was here with my friend on Saturday it was our first time and we loved it, the atmosphere was nice, drinks were strong and well priced, staff were good at recommending different drinks we’d never tried and also we messed up our reservation time and accidentally made it 45 min instead of 2 hours but they still accommodated us with no problem and were super nice about it Will be back :-)


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2020
Rebecca B.

10/10 recommend this as a great place to spend the evening.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2020
Andrew P.

Great food, great atmosphere and great drinks! Also good to mention very good COVID measures in place with temp checks at the door, mask wearing and one way system made us feel very comfortable.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 25, 2020
Ryan H.

Great food, great drinks and great people


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2020
Lilith W.

Great craft beers and food, fantastic staff and really enjoyable atmosphere. Absolutely love coming here <3


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2020
malcolm c.

Couldn’t have been better. Staff perfectly trained. Felt very safe. Tap list perfectly balanced.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 31, 2020
Stuart R.

Great beer selection and the hot dogs were excellent. Recommended


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 30, 2020
Iain F.

Great set up with bookings & table service for food & beer. Friendly staff & food was great (better than I remember it being years ago). Only gripe is price - slightly expensive - but will still go back.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 30, 2020
Thomas B.

Good night, drinks came out quickly and food was nice. Staff all great. Only improvement is we waited 20 mins to first be served but appreciate it was very busy at the time.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 24, 2020
Phil L.

Impressed with the safety precautions. Staff patient, friendly and efficient, and of course very knowledgeable about beer. Saw tables and chairs being disinfected after other customers had left and some customers being very politely reminded to wear masks if able whilst moving about. They clearly take Covid-19 safety as seriously as they take their beer.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 28, 2020
Andrew D.

Had to ask for service every time, maybe because they couldn't see us but we would have ordered more if they'd been able to pay a bit more attention.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 3/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Elizabeth W.

Staff lovely nice experience felt safe great beers thank you


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 05, 2020
Roisin A.

Most of the staff were brilliant. Very friendly and attentive. Being told to be quiet by one member of staff, though, was really patronising and put a dampener in the mood. It’s a pub! And you have no idea what your customers have been through. Maybe think twice before you talk down to people who’re trying to have fun and forget some things.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 04, 2020
Elaine M.

Great beer selection and generous, filling food.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 02, 2020
Allan C.

Great beer selection, friendly staff


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 29, 2020
Daniel B.

Good beer selection and enjoyed the pulled pork. Staff didn't seem used to the table service yet and we'd have several come to take our order and then later struggle to get anyone's attention. There didn't seem to be any one way system in effect.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 24, 2020
Gordon N.

Hi ...really good bar and would return. Thought some of the staff could be better. Initial guy who greeted us made a comment about sitting at the wrong table we booked after he pointed which one it was. And had to go to bar to see if someone was going to take our order. Appreciate it is a totally different experience now and these things and staff take can take some time to adapt.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 01, 2020
Aileen G.

I was impressed that my temperature was checked on arrival. Covid measures included table service only and wearing masks when not seated which were standard. The QR code for scanning simply didn't work very well but we figured out that it was going straight to the twitter feed so just used twitter. We arrived at 6 when the bar was fairly quiet and left around 8pm. By 8, the bar (in particular downstairs where we were) was very busy. In fact it felt overly busy given the current restrictions. I doubt that we were 1 metre from people at the tables beside us. Perhaps this would be ok upstairs where there is more ventilation but it didn't feel great to us so we probably won't return when the current restrictions are in force.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 10, 2020
Christy H.

Table service was very quick at the start but towards the end we were waiting for anyone to come past so we could order and no one did for 25 minutes. The tables also feel slightly too close.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 30, 2020
Martin T.

We just went for drinks only. It felt like there were too many people in there and the signage to highlight the COVID guidelines was totally half-assed. Service was pretty poor to start with, we were 25 minutes into our two hour slot before we got our first drink.