Best Bars in Glasgow’s Merchant City 2017

Last Updated: 30th January 2017 Our third major bar guide, this time looking at the often-requested and ever-popular Merchant City! The boundaries of this part of the city always seem to be shifting, however the generally accepted (by me) definition is that it is bordered by Royal Exchange Square/Queen Street to the west, Cochrane Street to the north, Argyle Street to the south and High Street to the east. As ever, I put out feelers to GOG’s ever-expanding Twitter following… Keep Reading

Best Food in Dennistoun Glasgow

Telling someone you live in the East End of Glasgow often comes with mixed feelings and looks of concern (especially from family members who already assume moving to a big city means you’re going to get mugged and have your handbag stolen within hours of arriving). But, given a chance, the East End of the City Centre – Dennistoun – is actually a great place to live (and not just because flats are a fraction of the cost of those… Keep Reading

A Complete Introduction to Glasgow’s Bar & Pub Scene

The city of Glasgow is famous for many things, but perhaps none more so than its love of a good drink (or “bevvy” in the local tongue). If you’re coming to Glasgow as a tourist for the first time or perhaps moving to the city to study or work, becoming familiar with Glasgow’s pub culture will likely be a big part of getting to know this city. Look no further than this guide for for the dummy’s introduction to the Glasgow… Keep Reading

Review: Viva Brazil, City Centre

After hearing about the Viva Brazil’s concept of bringing you meat until you tell them to stop, I was naturally very excited about visiting this nirvana. Located a stone’s throw from Central Station, Viva Brazil is unlike any other restaurant that I have ever been to. First impressions of the place are great. Upon walking through the door the friendly hostess approached us immediately to assist and, as we were waiting on two other members of the party, we were… Keep Reading

Review: Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street

I’ve been going to Sleazy’s for years. A regular student haunt, it’s always been a brilliant pub, but used to offer cheap food with quality to match. In more recent times things have gone significantly uphill with the introduction of “Meathammer Ltd” in the kitchen. I’ll be honest, I’ve looked into this and can’t for the life of me figure out if this an external company or just the one team giving the kitchen a fancy name, but frankly I… Keep Reading