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“Excellent find and will return”
Review of Bow Bar

Bow Bar
Ranked #20 of 211 Nightlife in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Small quiet bar with a large selection of whiskey.
Watford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Excellent find and will return”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This was an unexpected find in central Edinburgh.
The beer selection was excellent and both staff members who served us were friendly and informed on ales and malts. My adult family of 5 were all impressed and will put it down for our next Edinburgh trip.
Well done. Nice, traditional and genuine.

Visited May 2014
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South East England
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Quaint, old fashioned. Nice”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Recommended by the restaurant over the road. Busy Sunday afternoon but found a table in the corner. Now enjoying a nice bourbon stout from a good ale range. No music, stag groups or other annoyances. My sort of pub

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Great value pies”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We stopped by of lunch, picked up a couple of pies at £3 each. Can't say better than that for city centre value. The selection of beer was great and the staff friendly. We would have stuck around longer if we had the time.

Visited April 2014
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Mike S, Manager at Bow Bar, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thank you for your kind review, I can say that our pies are from Findlays Butchers in Portobello (an award winning butcher).
Hope you can visit us again, and with more time.
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“jewel in the crown”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

atmosphere great, selection of whiskys brill. staff seem very friendly from mike the manager, steve and all other staff. its normally very busy, but its worth a visit if your in the grassmarket area. im not a beer man, but have enjoyed the selection of ciders they have had on recently. so congratulations to everyone keep up the good work!

Visited April 2014
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Mike S, Manager at Bow Bar, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thank you for your kind review :)
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UK
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174 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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“Excellent old fashioned pub/ bar”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Excellent choice of beers here and some amazing ,rare single malts . Bar staff were welcoming informative and had a good sense of humour , the atmosphere was most convivial. Well worth a visit !

Visited April 2014
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Mike S, Manager at Bow Bar, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thank you, we take great pride in our selection of whisky, so we always love it when people appreciate it, same goes for our sense of humour.
Cheers
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