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Hanging Bat

(formerly Mr Modo's)

133 Lothian Rd.

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Tuesday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Wednesday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Thursday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Friday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday11.00 am - 1.00 am
SundayNoon - 1.00 am

Meal Times

Mon - Thu noon - 10pm
Fri & Sat noon - midnight
Sun noon - 10pm

About the Pub

AUG 2021 - Under new management. Some details shown may have changed.

WARNING: Beware of asking for a half, they have recently just poured 2/3rds and charged accordingly. Prices no longer shown on blackboard.

PRICE ALERT: The maximum size of measure is 2/3rd pint and that is the price quoted. Expect to pay equivalent of at least £5 a pint (Feb 2020).

Uncompromising, but always entertaining, three level craft-beer bar opposite the Odeon cinema and the imposing art deco Lothian House. There are however six 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.

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Changing ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

Source: National

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  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Gaden & pavement tables.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 8pm.

  • Events Events

    Tap takeovers and meet the brewer.

  • Smoking Smoking Area


  • WiFi Wifi


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Hanging Bat

133 Lothian Rd.

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55.9451, -3.2047


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Nearby Bus Routes (160m)


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Nearby Station (855m)


Nearby Metro (660m)

West End - Princes Street


SW side of centre

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Hanging Bat - Edinburgh

Hanging Bat

133 Lothian Rd.

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro

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