Glasgow - West End St George's to Kelvin Bridge

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.

Henry Youngman

The TEN Glasgow trails in the centre of the city and THREE in the West End 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.
SUBWAY CRAWL - 15 subway stops and their closest bars

Take the subway from anywhere and alight at St George’s Cross station. Turn right out of the entrance and walk down to the junction and cross over what is Great Western Road. The road running off of Great Western Rd, is Maryhill Rd. Cross to the right hand side and walk up and around this building and walk down Clarendon Pl to the Castle Vaults across the road. Continue down and around to the right back towards the subway and onto Great Western Rd.
Past the subway and on the left is The Hug and Pint, quickly followed by Munro’s and across the street is Wintersgills. Up a block, past a church and up another block there is a gap to the right which has a line of trees. Turn right here onto Lansdowne Crescent (only connected to GGreat Western rd by pavements. Along this road is a basement bar called The Lansdowne.
Shift back to Great Wester Rd and the next church up is Webster’s. From here cross over the raod and the bridge (which looks over Kelvin Bridge subway. On the far corner, just off the bridge is Inn Deep. From here continue up Great Western Rd and turn left on to Otago St and follow this down, curves and all, until it crosses Gibson St. Turn left here and see The Left Bank opposite and down on left Stravaigin. Continue down Gibson St and across the bridge and turn left. Walk along to the next corner and The Doublet.
Leaving The Doublet walk down past its long side (Lounge Bar) and the road curves round to Kelvin Bridge subway.

Castle Vaults

A small one roomed pub with curved servery to the right. Banquette seating to the left with small tables. Stools around the bar
Lager: Tennent’s; Carling
Cider Strongbow Guinness

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Hug and Pint has an entrance up a few steps to a wood dominated bar and diner. The windows looking down on to the road have small shelve s and stools A curving servery is to the left, whereas to the right of the steps is seating around tables. There is a second room through from here with more seating and tables. A Scottish outlet for the very cheap Sam Smith’s beers but at West End prices. Music and meals.
Have a half pint
Heavy; Old Brewery Bitter (Sam Smiths; £4.50); Sam India Ale; Redacted
Ceasar Augustus
Lager Sam Smiths Organic lager; Williams Lager; Blue Moon
Sam Smiths Stout

Munro’s is a large corner bar with entrance in centre. There are booths along the window to the left with wide tall tables dominating the middle. The servery is on the far wall. Main walls are back to brick or stone. Range of craft ales. Food served all day
Have a pint here
Real ale: Findhorn Killer;
Heavy: Joker; Bitter & Twisted; Caledonia Best; Munro's Craft Beer
Lager; Heverlee; Tenennt’s; Birra Moretti; Carling; Heiniken; Schiehallion; St Mungo
Cider: Magners Guinness

Wintersgills is an old style bar with two doors in middle of building. The left goes to a small lounge with a semi circular servery at the front and booth like seating beyond this. The right door takes you to a long bar with banquette seating along the right wall. There is some shelf seating at left of entrance where a door makes the connection to the lounge. At the back of the bar, in a small room with a seven table dining area. There are regular music nights and quizzes. Food served.
Have a pint here
Heavy: East Coast; Bellhaven Best
Lager: St Mungos; Tennent’s; Stella; Carling
Cider: Strongbow Guinness

The Lansdowne is entered by going down a few steps to a large basement bar far bigger than the outside suggests. Turning left inside the entrance there is a narrow area with tall tables on left and booths to the right. At the end is a few steps leading up to the servery which then curves around to lengthen out and serve a larger room with tall tables in the middle and low seating by the sides. Steps at the back of this room takes you to a dining area and then through to the glass house conservatory with more tables around the side.
Have a pint here
Heavy: Punk IPA; Bellhaven Best
Lager: St Mungo; 13 Hop house; Estrella; Peroni; Amstel; Schielhallion
Cider Strongbow; Guinness


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