219 Portobello High Street | Edinburgh EH15 1EU
Phone: 0131 258 3024
Beer Zoo may be minute in stature, but it's already made a fair impression on the fine folks of Portobello (and despite the name, there'll be no drunken monkeys swinging from the rafters).
This is more than just your average off-licence. This is a finely-honed collection of speciality beer, cider and gin from across the world. This is where you go if you want to expand those taste horizons; if you want to see beyond those early student days where the only accolade attributed to purchase-worthy bottles of wine was whether they came in at under a fiver.
The shop can cater for just about every taste, but really it's the range of craft beers which will have ale aficionados travelling in from far and wide. The collection of Scottish beers is vast and supported nicely by a smattering of tempting tipples from across the world. The staff are clued up and will happily guide you in the right direction if you're needing a nudge towards something new. With upwards of 500 bottles in house at any one time, you're sure to find an agreeable beast or two amongst this hoppy jungle.
Small it may be, but we're predicting big things for Beer Zoo.