Field, the Food Studio and Joe – Beer Matching Dinners Beer is delicious; food is delicious. But until recently literally no-one knew that beer and food was delicious together. I jest, of course, but the matching of top-notch beers with the finest local produce is still in its relative infancy in Edinburgh restaurants.Beer A couple …

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The Bier Hoose Our Beer Man’s Verdict I enjoy moaning about traditional boozers – even ones I never visited – “going craft” in a cynical attempt to gain a new audience.Interior It can be a hollow experience which alienates the old punters while also failing to bring any new people through the doors. The short-lived …

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Daylight Robbery Our Beer Man’s Verdict Okay, there’s the name – like a giant “kick me” sign – but I visited Daylight Robbery with an open mind. It was a place I had liked a lot in its previous incarnation, the disappointingly short-lived Spit/Fire. There, the focus had been on good food and good beer …

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Super Bario

Super Bario Our Beer Man’s Verdict One of my all-time favourite bars is Barcade in Brooklyn. It’s a simple formula – a big industrial space lined with vintage video games, serving great beer – but a winning one, and has grown into a chain in the US.Exterior It’s a terrific idea and I’ve always been …

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Thomson’s Bar Our Beer Man’s Verdict In times of great change and uncertainty, it’s reassuring to know there are some unshakable certainties. Something solid to cling to.Exterior A pet hate of mine is the cynical rebranding of the traditional Scottish boozer to attract a newer, younger clientele: “going craft”. Done well with the right intentions …

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