PUB and BEER TRAILS.....

Glasgow - Around Merchant Square Glasgow -two

Olivia Newton John - Please Mr. Please

Money cannot buy happieness but it can by beer, which is almost the same thing

The Merchant City is an area of central Glasgow, west of the High St, which was renovated in the 1980s as a retail and leisure area. this has developed into a high-end shopping experience and an area full of popular and trendy restuarants, pubs and clubs.
A popular part of the area is Merchant Square, developed around the old Fruitmarket. many pubs and restuarants back onto the centre of the old market and have outside seating around it sheltered by the roof of Merchant Sqaure. This allows a lot of movement between 11 bars, restuarants and clubs hardly actually leaving the building.

Next door to Bar Square is Bar Espagnol Mercado. Next door to this is O'Neil's. From here turn around the corner and opposite is (Cafe) Bar Gandolfi. Next door to this is Bar Home. Continue upwards and turn right into Blackfriars St. On here are Babbity Bowster, Macgregors and The Black Bull. Then turn right down the High St and across the road is Mcchuill's. At the corner turn right along Bell St to reach the corner of Merchant Square where The G-Lounge and Blackfriars on opposite corners to O'Neil's.

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Bar Espagnol Mercado bar and tapas restaurant with indoor-outdoor seating in Merchant Square courtyard.Bar Espagnol Mercado is a large square room with servery on the right hand wall. There is seating outside and through the bar area, indisde-outside seating in the Fruitmarket.
have a half pint
Lager; Sagres; Brahma; Heiniken; Cruzcampo

O’Neil’s is a large Irish bar-food place in one corner of the Square and has a lot of inside-outside seating in towards the Merchant Square courtyard. Some beer pumps to help age the place but not serving. Even a lot of the keg handles had stickers over their names as not in use. The main room has a high decorative ceiling. There is a lot of staning room and a variety of tables heights. There is a comfortable back room to search out.
A half pint here
Heavy: Bellhaven best; Smithwicks Superior Irish ale
Lager: Tennent’s; Coors; Carlsberg; Heiniken
Cider: Magners Guinness

PUB QUIZ

What country is an anagram of Englander

ANSWER

Bar Soba has an entrance to the bar area from the road and in alley way to the fruit market.. from the road the area has tall tables and stools with servery against the back wall. Following the counter along to the left brings another area with five low booths. This can lead to the fruitmarket or around to the right to a large dining area, with more dining upstairs. There is outside inside seating within the fruitmarket square.
An expensive cold lager and restaurant establishment.
Lager: Estrella; Asahi; Kirin; San Miguel; Staroperamen

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Bam Bam

Bar Gandolfi is the upstairs bar of Cafe Gandolfi. Up to flights of stairs there is a small room with a sloping ceiling and large rectangular bar taking up more space than required. The counter, stools and tables are a light wood. The tables are designed to look roughly cut out. Food is offered.
Have a pint here.
Heavy: St Andrew’s Ale
Lager: Peroni; Heiniken; St Mungo
Cider: Addlestones Bellhaven Black

Home Bar has a large window frontage with an entrance at the left hand side. This takes you to a large room with bookcase wallpaper at the far wall. The curved servery is on the left hand wall. There is a variety of sizes and shapes of tables on the wooden floor, with couches and low tables are at the windows. There are curved booths against back and right wall. Stairs on right wall take you to seating at rear and above bar overlooking the main area. There is a high ceiling with decorative lighting.
Have a half pint here
Bitter: Bellhaven Best
Lager: Amstel; Estrella; Stella; Peroni; Innes & Gunn Lager; Tennent’s
Strongbow; Rekorderlig Strawberry Lime Guinness

The Babbity Bowster is a one roomed bar. The square severy, serving two sides, is straight ahead. There is seating to the right and left of the door. Seating, dark brown tables and chairs on a light wood floor, and decor are a bit stark. Through from the right of servery is an equally large outside seating area.
Have a pint here
Real ale; Jarl; Deuchers; Old Golden hen;
Bitter: Bellhaven Best
Lager: Peroni; Tennent’s; Bud Dudvar

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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