Its a small cocktail bar attached to the Abode Hotel, right in the centre of town. In my opinion, it beats off any competition regarding quality of cocktail in the city centre and merchant city. There are other bars with better atmosphere perhaps, but due to it never being too busy, the bartenders can spend more time with each customer to find out exactly what they want.
129 bath Steet, G2 2SZ
An independent tearoom in the West End of Glasgow, the best spot I know to chill on a busy day or warm up on a cold one. Shisha pipes on the terrace, books and games inside, 80 types of tea, good vegetarian grub and sinful cakes by request.
42 Otago Lane, Glasgow G12 8PB, (0141) 357 4524
A small bar just tucked away off Buchanan Street, behind Princes Square. Great beer, brilliant service and laid back tone. Do a mean cocktail if you ask nicely. Also - a beer garden in the city centre. What more could you need for Glasgow's tropical climate (unbrellas and heaters too).
26 Springfield Court, Glasgow, G1
A bar specialising in beer - but not the usual fare from large brewers or multinationals. Yes, it does offer these brands but its speciality is more obscure (in the UK at least) beers form smaller foreign brewers - Kolsch, eastern European, etc. Friendly atmosphere, spacious inside, and nice views of the world going by. Try!
Candleriggs, Merchant City, Glasgow G1
Jump on a number 9 or 20 bus from the city centre to the always welcoming Hecla Arms (formerly the renowned "The Butty").
What is there not to praise about this warm and welcoming pub? The punters are a loud and friendly bunch, and the food on offer is absolutely top drawer! Get along for a singsong before addressing yon haggis.
Weel done cutty sark!
Upstairs or downstairs, both are a charm. Downstairs holds the exceptional restaurant and upstairs belongs to the more laid-back bar.
Fabulous selection of wine and whiskies and much better than the rest of the G1 guff that populates much of Glasgow's bar scene.
Nearest Underground station: Hillhead, and then literally around the corner to the West End's famous Ashton Lane - all fairy lights and cobbled street!
This is a PUB if ever there was one. The clientele here is varied. Old men lust after trendy young things while serious chaps discuss the sport of the day. Truckers in dungarees ponder the form at Ayr. Families arrange themselves around tables. The tables are numbered. Pick your grub from the menu chalked up on the board. Go to the bar and order. A brilliant lunch. Food at its best. Shepherd’s Pie done to a turn. Chilli con Carne with a bite and a Sirloin to tempt the Gods themselves.
This welcoming cafe/restaurant is in the basement of St Andrews in the Square (a renovated 18th-century church, now functioning as a folk club and venue for events such as weddings and conferences). Cafe Source offers value for money - not particularly cheap, but fantastic quality and decent portion sizes (especially the delicious sandwiches).
It's also a good choice for families, as a selection of toys is usually available, and is ideally placed for lunch or dinner following a visit to the People's Palace on Glasgow Green.
The monthly jazz supper club is well worth a visit, but book in advance - it's very popular.
St Andrews Square, just off the Saltmarket, G1
Bar that serves food upstairs, with a restaurant for more refined dining downstairs. Excellent fresh seafood as well as a wide range of other meals made with locally sourced produce, friendly helpfull staff. Good value upstairs, worth the extra for the more special but unintimidating experience downstairs. The name is a Scots word meaning to wander.
Gibson street, round the corner from Kelvin bridge underground (exit on the right instead of taking the elevator to Gt Western road, follow the river as it flows towards the bridge that carries Gibson street over it, turn R after taking the stairs up to the bridge).
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