The Bow Bar

Pub, Whisky Bar
80 West Bow
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 2HH
+44 131 226 7667
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:30pm - 11:30pm


  • Lovely little old fashioned pub with good beer
  • Great real ale and traditional pubbiness
  • The staff knowledge of their whisky is beyond... Some many kinds of whiskey and around 10 taps of beer you never heard of... Got to love this warm place, so worth it!
  • Superb wee place, laid-back and the atmosphere makes for some seriously relaxed daytime drinking. Super-friendly and knowledgeable staff, great beer selection, lots of whiskies too.
  • If you're a whisky nut then go ahead and grab the menu. Carry on that road in order to be flabbergasted.
  • Incredibly helpful and friendly staff. Even on a busy night they helped this novice pick a couple fantastic drams.
  • One of the best drinks selections in town and if you're lucky enough to get a window seat, one of the best views in town too.
  • quaint little pub with fantastic old school vibe. great craft beer selection both bottled and on tap and a good price to boot.
  • Way better bar than you'd think, given the location. Great whisky selection, and decent beer options. Somehow not touristy?
  • Ever changing selection of cask real ale, along with probably the best selection of whisky in Edinburgh
  • Cozy bar off a good strip. Our beer was served warm, but the wide selection of beers and the proper setup of the bar make it a good place to rest your feet and enjoy a drink.
  • Beer on draught was warm. Seems like a fairly authentic bar though.
  • Lovely pub, great selection of beers and whisky- quirky place to spend an afternoon.
  • Just heard the words 'no lager today'. Fantastic!
  • Great selection, super friendly and helpful staff. A perfect place to take a break or catch up with friends. Full of locals, always an excellent recommendation!
  • Great selection of whisky. The staff can help you choose the best suited for your taste.
  • Good selection of beers and ales
  • Great whisky selection and superfriendly staff willing to help out with said whisky
  • Tons of nice draft beers (we loved white cloud most), nice whiskey, nice ambiance, friendly staff.
  • Beef pies til 3pm only

Nearby places

74-78 Grassmarket