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beGIN

££ - £££
383 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 0TA, Scotland
+44 141 341 6516
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“great gin” (6 reviews)
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383 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 0TA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the dream bar for gin lovers. The menu is pages long with different gins, organized beautifully by flavor profiles. Not to mention the €3 house gin cocktails! Our group all had several different ones and enjoyed every one. The staff were lovely !...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank CarN250
beGIN_bar, Manager at beGIN, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi CarolynN250, Thank you so much for the fab review, We love how you have described our pretty wee gin bar, it is of course the dream bar for gin lovers!! We hope to see you and your friends back again soon to try some...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't in the mood for an alcoholic beverage, but the bartender made me an excellent mocktail to order. Olives were also a tasty treat. Prices for drinks on the menu look very fair.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank MFB1968
beGIN_bar, Manager at beGIN, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi MFB1968, Thank you for your 5 Star review! Delighted you enjoyed your mocktail, we offer a range of non alcoholic beverages also even non alcoholic gin! We hope to see you pop in again soon, Kindest Regards, Elaine Sheahan Bar Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a huge range of great gins. Hubby and I came for pizza and a perfect serve gin. Pizza was fine tasty enough but the star was the gin. We started with the blue magic all strawberry and raspberry. Next I had the Mombasa strawberry...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank GlasgowWinenut
beGIN_bar, Manager at beGIN, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi GlasgowWInenut, Thank you for leaving such a fabulous review. We do indeed have a never ending supply of all sorts of gins from around the world so we are delighted to hear you and your husband had a good experience. Make sure to join...More

Reviewed 21 November 2018

I have been going to this bar for 3 years and enjoyed the atmosphere and ambience. The staff are very knowledgeable about Gin and know how to entertain. If you are looking for a nice quiet corner for a meeting, a date, or a weekend...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Craig M
beGIN_bar, Manager at beGIN, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Hi Craig M, Thank you for your 5 star review. What a lovely review you have left us, the team here at beGIN are happy to see it. Hope to see you this weekend for a boogie, we have a great DJ every Friday and...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

My husband and I stayed at the Hilton Hotel and were delighted to discover this bar. We went there both nights we stayed at the hotel for pre-dinner drinks, and sat at the bar. We loved trying different types of gin, and although they were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NHNMIATA
beGIN_bar, Manager at beGIN, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Hi NHNMIATA, Wow thank you for your 5 star review...you rock! We are delighted to read you had an awesome time in beGIN and of course your time in the hotel. Hopefully we will see you and your husband back again to try some more...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

If you are anywhere in the Glasgow vicinity you must run to the beGiN pub for a cocktail called Edinburgh Rhubarb. It is absolutely delicious and perfect for the 6:00 cocktail hour. It has ginger in it too as well as a large slice of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Deb B
beGIN_bar, Manager at beGIN, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Hi Deb B, YES Deb YES everyone should run to beGIN. We couldn't agree with you more how nice is the perfect serve of Edinburgh Rhubarb & Ginger gin at 6pm. We hope to see you in our bar again soon. Thanks for the great...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Amazing selection of some obscure concoctions. I tried a 57% gin and my partner a gin cocktail. The temptation there is to keep trying something different but you would soon have to wave the white flag. Felt sorry for the lone barman when we were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dekofnot
beGIN_bar, Manager at beGIN, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Hi Dekofnot, Thank you for leaving a review for beGIN. We pride ourselves on our vast selection and obscure concoctions its what makes us different from the rest so delighted you guys had a great time. Don't worry our barmen and barmaids are well looked...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

The staff working behind the bar were very unfriendly and unhelpful. Considering the extortionate prices of the drinks you would hope not to be treated with such contempt. This is one bar I will not be returning to any time soon.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robcrowther83
beGIN_bar, Manager at beGIN, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hi Robcrowther83, You are your group were cut off from the bar because you were all clearly taking more than alcohol, You all ordered broadside gin to which I myself personally dealt with by telling you we no longer stocked this gin and offered you...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Very confused after paying nearly £15.0 for a gin and tonic, why I was being told off by the barmaid for her mistake in making the wrong drink. Better and cheaper cocktails across the road at the Parlour..go there!!More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank I4578SLmatthews
beGIN_bar, Manager at beGIN, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hi Matthew S, You are your group were cut off from the bar because you were all clearly taking more than alcohol, You all ordered broadside gin to which I myself personally dealt with by telling you we no longer stocked this gin and offered...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

They may have a good selection of Gin, but so does everyone else along Byers road- difference is this will cost you roughly double than elsewhere and when they get your order wrong they will blame you the customer. When a round of 5 is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank John H
beGIN_bar, Manager at beGIN, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hi John H, You are your group were cut off from the bar because you were all clearly taking more than alcohol, You all ordered broadside gin to which I myself personally dealt with by telling you we no longer stocked this gin and offered...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cuisine
Bar
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 383 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 0TA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 341 6516
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Description
Visit the stylish new gin bar in Glasgow’s West End. beGIN features over 60 gins from around the world along with a selection of innovative cocktails, unique craft beers and a large selection of traditional beers, wines and spirits. Gin connoisseurs can enjoy a Perfect Serve with the bar's recommended selection of tonic and garnish for each gin or they can use their GINtuition and choose their own gin accompaniments from 12 mixers and 28 garnishes. Food is served until 10:00 p.m. and the menu offers a variety of small bites, sharing boards, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and ice cream sundaes. Make yourself comfortable in one of the semi-private booths, leather sofas or tables and enjoy the unique atmosphere reminiscent of the American Prohibition Era.
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