Review: The Old Hairdressers, City Centre

There are lots of bars in the city centre. However if, like me, you like to be able to have a conversation on a Friday or Saturday night and not have to scream at the top of your lungs, not many of them are any good. The Old Hairdressers is a breath of fresh air in this environment with its stripped back aesthetics, relaxed environment and great music played at a sensible volume. Tucked away down Renfield Lane, directly across… 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

Review: Squid & Whale, Great Western Road

The Squid & Whale opened its doors to the public just a couple of weeks ago. Previously Bar Gambrino, the new owners are hoping to do a whole lot more than the bog-standard pizza and beer shack which it was before. Serving up traditional Southern-USA cuisine, from the pots and pans of a chef who spent many years working in Georgia, I just had to get along and try it out. The first thing you notice when you step in… Keep Reading

Review: Home, Merchant City

Home has been a mainstay in the Merchant City for a good few years now, offering an inexpensive pub/dining experience compared to the rest of this expensive part of town. With its eccentric decor, amazingly cheap drinks and plenty of food to sop it up, can it really go wrong? The first thing that strikes you when you walk into Home is its warehouse-esque layout. It’s a huge beast with a mezzanine level against the back wall and raised DJ… Keep Reading

Review: Cocktail & Burger, Sauchiehall Street

We went to Cocktail & Burger, one of the “coolest” joints in town at the moment, last Saturday around 9pm, and the place was absolutely packed. We went in with high expectations from word-of-mouth and other reviews, but had such a bad time with the staff and service that we were left with a bad taste in the mouth. Read on to find out where C&B fails and why you probably shouldn’t bother. When you walk into Cocktail & Burger… Keep Reading

Review: The 13th Note, King Street

The Merchant City is well known for its trendy “city slicker” scene around the Merchant Square. Now there’s nothing wrong with that, but for those who like their bars a little more alternative, a 3 minute walk to the south will take you to this little gem. On the corner of King Street sits The 13th Note. This is a pub which, for all intents and purposes, looks positively shabby; the sign is dilapidated, the windows dirty and the seats… Keep Reading

Review: Bobar, Byres Road

Bobar’s never had much of a good name. Accused in the past of being too expensive, too corporate, too bland – I really went in with pretty low expectations. These didn’t last long. The atmosphere, granted, was poor. On a Thursday night the majority of West End bars will be bustling with a vibrant crowd. This place is big, with no dividing walls (and therefore nowhere to hide) and there were only at best 3 tables full in the entire… Keep Reading

Review: Dakhin, Candleriggs

Glasgow certainly has no shortage of Indian cuisine. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more Indian restaurants than almost anything else in the city. In such a saturated market, how does an establishment truly excel and not just become part of the scenery? We visited Dakhin, in the Merchant City’s Candleriggs, to see if their promise of unusual Indian cuisine would impress. The first thing which strikes you when you walk into Dakhin is the stylish modern… Keep Reading

Review: Charlie Rocks, Byres Road

Ever since Charlie Rocks opened on Byres Road I’ve wanted to head over and see what it’s all about. Last week I finally made it to this American-style bar/restaurant and was met by a bit of a mixed bag. Read on to see what we thought. First impressions when you walk into this small place on Byres Road, in the heart of the West End, are great. When we turned up there were no tables free, but we were immediately… Keep Reading

Review: WEST Bar & Brewery, Glasgow Green

First of all, for the sake of clarity, you should not be travelling geographically west if you want to find this bar, but rather it’s to the east of the city centre, on the far corner of Glasgow Green where you will find this little treat. Nestled away, somewhat out of reach of the casual city centre drinker, WEST is a bit of a haven in an otherwise unimpressive (at least bar-wise) part of town. The bar and brewery, now… Keep Reading

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