The Brauhaus is a small pub near Tollcross with an impressive array of bottled beers from around the world, mostly German and Belgian, plus a couple of rare (for Edinburgh) German beers on tap. Inside there’s a lot of pine furniture, pine on the floor and walls, and interesting beer label wallpaper. The overall effect is a continental yet straight-forward feel, making it easy to imagine you’re not in Edinburgh.
It was fairly quiet on this visit, a Tuesday night as usual, with only a couple of locals at the bar. I’ve seen it fairly rammed on a Friday after work though. There was an ecclectic mix of music with some 70s rock classics from Lynyrd Skynyrd and Jimi Hendrix, then jumping a decade to Erasure and the Pet Shop Boys.
The main beery attraction is the huge selection of bottles, with somewhere in the region of 150 different beers. On keg there was Weihenstephan Hefe-Weissbier, Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier and Dunkel, Guinness, Williams Joker IPA, Budvar and Estrella.
The round was £9.90 for 2 special offer bottles (£3 a piece) and a pint of Paulaner. I won’t do any scaling up for the 33cl bottles because they were pretty strong, so I’m just taking a straight average and puting it down as £3.30 per pint/drink.
I didn’t spot anything other than nuts, crisps etc.
There was a TV on showing football with the sound off, and a projector I suppose they wheel out for big games.