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


Which beast from mythology had many heads?


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Leaving Central station to the right walk down Union St to the cross roads 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

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


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

Max’s entrance takes you to a squarish, dark room with high ceiling. Most of the seating is in a raised area to the right with servery and standing room straight on.
Have a pint here
Heavy: Joker IPA; Caesar Augustus (lager-IPA hybrid)
Lager: Kosel; 1664; Peronni; Birra Moretta; Fosters; St Mungo; Urquell; Heiniken
Cider: Guinness

Cairns is a bar with restaurant off of it. the left hand entrance takes you into the bar which has an oval servery with stools all around it. There are booths at the window and along the left hand side wall., with tall tables to the right. There is lots of stabding room around the bar. Despite four hand pumps, and a Greene king IPA clip badge, there was no real ale on – awaiting deliveries.
Real ale : off
Heavy: Bellhaven Best; John Smith
Lager: Carling; Peroni
Cider: Strongbow

Oriental Bar is an old one roomed bar that has been tastefully done up using tartan seating without going overboard. Lots of small tables and stools in middle of room with padded settles and bigger tables around walls. Wooden floor at bar with carpet from middle to windows. No pictures
Have a half pint here.
Heavy: Bellhaven Best
Lager: Tennent’s; Carling; Peroni
Cider: Blackthorn 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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