PUB and BEER TRAILS.....

Queen St & Glassford St 1/2

There’s a Tear in My Beer
Hank Williams jnr

I am on a whisky diet. I've lost three days already

Tommy Cooper

PUB QUIZ

Which beast from mythology had many heads?

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Leaving Central station by the main exit turn to the right and walk along Gordon St to get to the pedestrian area which is Buchanan St. Turn down to the right and look across for a narrow alley way called McCormack Lane. go up this alley to Bread and Butter. Go back out the alley and walk down to the next alley (a bit wider) and walk up to The Lab. Walk furtehr down Buchanan St and turn left into Argyll St. Walk along the left hand side and cross over the pedestrian area and find Sloans up an alley to the left. Then continue along Argyll St and go, first left, up Queen St. On the left hand side are Rocky O'Sullivans, Strata and Max's Bar & Grill. Returning to Argyll St go up next left to quickly find Cairns. Once again return to Argyll St. Miss Miller St and Glassford St and turn up Hutcheson St on the left to find The Oriental. Continue up Hutcheson St and cross over Wilson St to discover Rab Ha's at the next corner. Round from Rab Ha's on next page are Doghouse, and on Glassford St Bacchus, Blane Valley and Steps Bar

Bread and Butter is up an unattractive narrow alley, called McCormack Lane, with a covered dark narrow seating area with umbrellas outside it. (There is also an entrance from back of Prices Square along narrow lanes) Inside is a large square room with servery to along the wall to the left while a canteen serving position is along the wall to the right. The other two walls are of glass. There is a further outside area beyond the far window wall. Cocktails and food. Inside the room has lots of TVs and long wooden tables, some sofas and some four-seater booths. Exposed wiring, vents and piping on ceiling give an industrial look.
Have a pint here
Bitter: Chieftain IPA (Franciscan); Blue Moon; German pale Ale (west)
Lager: Tennent’s; St Mungo’s; Pranha
Cider: Aspall; Rekorderlig; Carling Black Fruits Guinness

The Lab is a small bar up an alley leading to Princes’ Square. There is outside seating to the left of the small building that is The Lab. Inside the righthand side has the tall wooden servery, with lots of stools, and kitchen at the far end. Along the left-hand wall are banquette seating and dining style tables. The pub is this so this leaves only a little space between the bar stools and those sitting down. Pictures of scientists are on the wall and on a shelf behind the bar are a test tube, flask and beaker, and an old oscilloscope give some explanation of the name.
Bitter: Caledonia Best; Gladeye (Drygate)
Lager: Tennent’s; Stella; Budweisser; Estrella; Menabrea; Erdinger
Cider: Magner’s and Magner’s Dark Fruit Guinness

Sloans is in the city centre but hard to find as it is up an alley. It has outside seating in the alley. Inside is a horseshoe shaped bar with seating in booths. there is an upstairs snug and grand ballroom which has ceilidhs on a Friday. Glasgow's oldest bar and restuarant.
Good Pub Guide 2013
Visited by The Auldest Boozers in Toon
Have one here 
real ale: Goldihops (Kelburn)
heavy : John Smiths
lager: 1664
Cider: Aspall, Thatchers Guinness

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Milky way

Rocky O’Sullivans is a New York Irish bar. This is shown by Irish and US flags on the ceiling, a harp light in front of a US flag and ice hockey on the TV. There is a metal lined corridor leading to the entrance. Round to the left of the door is a large seating area going down to the outside window. Beyond the door is the servery on the right hand wall and some seating up the left hand side. At the back of the room the area widens out to show a performance area and more seating round the the left.
Have a half pint
Heavy : Tetley’s
Lager: Tennent’s; Carlsberg; Coors; Carling;
Cider: Somersby; Somersby Strawberry & Rhubarb Guinness

Strata is a bar restaurant situated on the corner of an alleyand the main street. The entrance has windows ground to ceiling on either side of the door forming a narrow frontage to a bar that stretches back. Inside there is booth seating to either side of the entrance. The long bar servery is on the right hand wall, with metal stools along the bar.. The left hand side has windows looking into the alley with seating and tables along it. Between the counter and the outer wall is a flight of stairs going to and upstairs area. Beyond the servery is a small set of stairs leading to a square room with seating area
Have a pint here
Lots of bottles of craft beers
Pale Ale : Coast To Coast (£3.00 a half pint)
Lager: Fosters; Amstel; Heiniken: Birra Moretti
Cider: Strongbow Guinness

The NINE Glasgow trails consist of:
Three trails exploring three of the main streets in the city centre HOPE St; RENFIELD St and WEST NILE St
Two trails are around Squares GEORGE SQUARE and the OLD FRUIT MARKET in Merchant City. .
The final four trails take in : QUEEN St & GLASSFORD St, Around THE TRONGATE JAMAICA St/ST ENOCH and WATERLOO St & BOTTOM of HOPE St
The pubs on the trails are shown on the map below.
All of the trails are near both Glasgow Central station and Queen St station so are easily accessed by public transport.

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