Where it all started.
Incredibly, when we opened in November 2012 we were the first bar in the UK not to offer pints. We felt that the beers we would be serving would be better represented in smaller measures. It seems to have caught on.
The Hanging Bat is dedicated to the very best of UK beer (with a smattering of beers from around the world, for good measure).
On each visit you can expect beers from The Kernel, Magic Rock, Thornbridge, Harbour, Wild Beer Co, Tiny Rebel, Almasty, Pilot, Lagunitas, Fyne Ales, Alpha State, Cloudwater, Buxton, BBNo’s, Camden, Beavertown, Fourpure, Arbor, Moor, and many many, erm, more..
An Audience with
Each month we hold a Meet The Brewer event with one of the UK’s best breweries.
We regularly hold events, ranging from IPA days, blind beer boards and many more. Some planned, some very last minute.
Brewdays and tastings
Want to learn a bit about beer? Fancy a team building day? Feel like brewing a beer for an event? Want to drink beer for no special reason?
Head chef, Vince Gasparini prepares daily specials to compliment the main menu. The Pork Belly Sub is a particular recurring favourite.
Have a pickled hot dog. Seriously.
The Alpha Project
Our on site brew kit
Another first for Edinburgh. We launched our bar with our own Sabco Magic Brew. A 50L brewkit from the USA. We’re now on our 5th brewer, all of whom have been students at the Heriot Watt Brewing and Distilling degree course.
Our brewers have a reputation for making great beer using interesting styles and regularly make beer for the likes of Timberyard and Blackfriars, two of Edinburgh’s best restaurants.
They also have a reputation for giving their beers ridiculous names.