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A popular and traditional pub situated at the edge of the university district and the Merchant City Glasgow. The Howgait is a favourite with the locals, featuring plasma screens that stream Sky & BT Sports, live weekend entertainment, and a delicious pub food menu. The perfect place to watch some sport or enjoy a cold drink with friends.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews balmoral chicken mac and cheese fish and chips beer garden the pub great casual place glasgow cathedral be eating here again great wee pub great food and friendly staff watch the football amazing atmosphere with some friends bite to eat quick service caitlin tennents
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the howgait for Owen’s Monday quiz and it was absolutely fantastic! Never been to a quiz as interactive and fun as this! Bartenders Michael and Rob were great to chat to and gave some lovely recommendations. We will definitely be back - Monday...nights are reserved in our diary!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Stonegate Group, Marketing at The Howgait, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Samantha! So glad you enjoyed the quiz, Owen really does work hard on it! I will let Michael and Rob know about the kind words also! Hope to see you in again soon, Team Howgait!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent and the staff Courtney and Adam were superb and really friendly atmosphere would definitely recommend

Date of visit: February 2024
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Stonegate Group, Marketing at The Howgait, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Gareth Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future! Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Adam, Courtney and Robert are first class. Catered for our every need without any bother. Manager Fiona has a good crew working under her and very well trained. Cocktails were to die for, pints are very well poured and music is top notch.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Stonegate Group, Marketing at The Howgait, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind review! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

Visited for the quiz, quizmaster Owen and bar staff Robert, Courtney, and Michael were amazing. Student deals are great, and food/drink deals are great too.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Stonegate Group, Marketing at The Howgait, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2024

Hi Ross, thank you so much for the positive review! We hope to see you back again soon. Team Howgait

Reviewed 17 November 2023

Maisie and Robert are the best bar staff in the world!! Hope the Howgait continues to slay :) Ross should get a haircut

Date of visit: November 2023
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Stonegate Group, Marketing at The Howgait, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2023

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words. We do have a pretty awesome team (if we do say so ourselves!) Next time you're in, bring the clippers! :D See you again soon! Management x

Reviewed 4 November 2023

Food very good excellent barstaff.brilliant atmosphere. Plenty of screens for sport.big Adams a star.all the regulars are friendly

Date of visit: November 2023
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Stonegate Group, Marketing at The Howgait, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2023

Good Morning David Thankyou for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review. We pride ourselves on creating the very best environment to enjoy your evening. Many thanks we can't wait to see you again soon Howgait Management

Reviewed 2 November 2023

Went in for lunch (I go to the university and my friends go to the college) and had great service from the bartender/server. However while two of our party received their food quickly, it took over 35 minutes for myself and another to receive our...food (I ordered a club sub). We were told this was because we ordered on the app and another large table walked in that took priority. I don’t particularly believe that is true but I could see that the server was very busy and I wonder if the kitchen and management not rotaing enough staff was the problem here.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Stonegate Group, Marketing at The Howgait, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2023

Morning Euan Thankyou for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear about your food wait on your last visit. Unfortunately a kitchen of our size is forced to work chronologically as orders come in .If a larger table made their...More

Reviewed 28 October 2023

This is the best place to visit great atmosphere I would highly recommend this place great staff great place.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

Great night, fantastic food. Brilliant staff. Adam very attentive and friendly. Looking forward to come back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

Nice place, Caitlin was very helpful (thank you). Cold beer, nice food, try Haggis for the first time! The chips were nice too. Thank you!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

Great and friendly staff- Courtney, Maisie and Owen were sound, place had a good environment. Staff helpful about menu and surrounding area

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023

Good choices of food, and reasonable prices , staff very polite and cheerful, would recommend to friends

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023

we were served by courtney and caitlin. their service was fantastic and the food was even better. its reasonably priced and the vibe is unmatched. thanks for a great evening :)

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

Michael was really helpful and had great service. Really cool wee pub, loved the atmosphere and the choice of drinks. Will definitely be back

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

Popped in with my partner for a bit of scran and we were served by the amazing Michael! Both the food & drinks were amazing and the whole team knocked it out of the park! Incredible experience and we'll 100% be back!👌

Date of visit: October 2023
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Thanks for your kind words - we are glad that you enjoying coming into The Howgait and we look forward to seeing you in again soon! Kind regards, The Howgait Team
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Yes in back maybe 10/12 cars & free
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Hi Laura, We do not have a separate function area. But we do reserve spaces of the bar for parties who wish to book. Please feel free to drop us an email at thehowgait.glasgow@stonegatepubs. com. Or call us on 0141 564... More
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