Edinburgh & South-East Scotland

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Hanging Bat

133 Lothian Rd.
Emailmoc.tabgnignaheht@reganam Telephone(0131) 229 0759
Real AleFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDisabled AccessSmokingDog FriendlyWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Thu 12:00-24:00; Fri and Sat 12:00-01:00 next day; Sun 12:00-24:00

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

MAY 2024 - Real ale availability very unreliable but claim not to have stopped it. OCT 2023 - May have stopped selling cask beer? Uncompromising, but always entertaining, three level craft-beer bar opposite the Odeon cinema and the imposing art deco Lothian House. There are however five cask beers, served from bat-handled taps and these are clearly identified on the beer list blackboard. Occasionally a cask beer may also be gravity dispensed. The entrance level is suited to "vertical drinking", the lower seating area is a little quieter with some sofas while upstairs there are stools with larger tables and seating. There is also the small Alpha Project brewery visible through glass panels. After a few beers, check out the quirky toilet fittings. Children welcome until 8pm. There is no children's menu but items such as hot dogs may suit. Tap takeovers and 'Meet the Brewer' events often held. NOTE: Beer is only served in 2/3 and 1/3 pint measures. Prices are no longer shown on blackboard.