The Hanging Bat Bar Edinburgh, Guide & Review
Opened in 2012, a decade ago, The Hanging Bat has been serving mixed drinks and tines to those who come to Edinburgh. A mix of a cafe and a bar, it serves drinks, food, and cakes and even has a brewery tucked in somewhere inside it. They have independently brewed beers and ales from around the world, which are worth trying. They do not have pints; instead, they have schooners which are ⅔ of a pint, so that you don’t lose appreciation for the drink. Serious samplers can even get smaller servings to try out brews that sound tasty. They have over 20 draft beers, six cask ales, 14 keg lines, and more than 120 canned and bottled varieties. You can also choose from 40 gin varieties, spirits, and cocktails that they have if you do not like beer.
You can drop by between 11 am and midnight most days of the week. On the weekends, they stay open for another hour. The food here is also super trendy and ranges from bbq to pulled pork rolls, spicy wings, burgers, and hot dogs. You can have comfort food like fish and chips or a slow-cooked stew that warms you up and makes you feel cozy. You can also have some bite-size dishes to keep your palette busy till your drink order arrives.
The place is dimly lit by lamps and has deep wooden tables with red leather couches. This makes the atmosphere very warm and relaxed. The glass doors and high gray walls give off an industrial and brewery-like feel to the space, which is valid to an extent. The whole place feels rustic and authentic in its roots.