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Bar Varia

Unit 30a | Soar INTU Braehead, Glasgow PA4 8XQ, Scotland
+44 141 885 7078
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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German, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Unit 30a | Soar INTU Braehead, Glasgow PA4 8XQ, Scotland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Bar Varia
1. @@Great@@ visit!
"left with big smiles on our faces. Food was great"
Samantha M
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2. Mittagessen in dem Schnee
"a great soft play for kids thumbs up for child friendliness"
Robert G
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3. german beer
"Drinks are aplenty especially if you like German beers of course!"
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1 - 10 of 830 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time visit to this bar. Great evening with fantastic service from staff. Joy in particular stands out being friendly and going above and beyond with her friendly smile. Will definitely be back to this great bar!

Thank lins9383
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Tried this place for the 1st time and was pleasantly surprised. Opted for the Reuben sandwich which was delicious. The wife had the same both with fries. Couple of drinks each and 1 child's meal with a massive ice cream sundae all for the very...More

1  Thank Simon G
Kat_Dickson, other at Bar Varia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Hey Simon G Thanks very much for your review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and especially the Rueben sandwich (a staff favourite!). We hope to see you 3 back soon. I the mean time we will make sure to pass...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tite says it all. Sat at a filthy table for 45 mins while partner tried to get served. No dairy free options for tea or coffee, totally backward in this day and age. We were told, 'do usually but we have run out', Sainsbury's is...More

Thank nellyhound1
Snow F, Public Relations Manager at Bar Varia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, I'm sorry you had issues with your visit to Bar Varia. As the staff mentioned, we do normally have a dairy-free milk option in the form of almond or soya milk however due to unexpected demand on what was a busy Saturday we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was served by Robyn. She was extremely helpful and welcoming and left a great impression of both the establishment and the staff. Food was great!

Thank eajayne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

German bar = Oktoberfest!!! Was asked “few pounds extra for Ice Bar? Why not?” Superb time! Fun & shots! - note: get tokens at Bar Varia till £3/shot & buy thermal gloves at bar for a pound!!! Jamie served shots into ice glasses (in a...More

Thank Graeme I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a romantic package at the ice bar which included a meal at the bar varia. Our host Ryan was great , helpful and friendly throughout.

Thank Baz S
Kat_Dickson, marketing at Bar Varia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Baz for your review! We're really glad to hear you enjoyed your nice in Bar Varia and the ICe Br. We'll pass on your thanks to Ryan and hope to see you back soon :) Best, the BV Team

Reviewed 16 September 2018

very god restaurant, visited the Icebar which was my first experience in such place..would recommend it to friends. excellent service by staff members, Ryan, Jenna & Linda..Thanks so much!

Thank Sidali A
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Great atmosphere, staff are very helpful and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed our night Kailiegh was excellent. I can’t rate service food and value as it won’t let me click the stars so would like to rate 5 stars for all.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

In for a snack and a bier. As not normally a lager drinker I was lead to a rather fine choice. Ambience is good looking out on to the indoor real snow ski scene. Plenty to keep you occupied for an hour or more.

Thank jimthedefenderman
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Perfect cosy place to sit while the kids are learning to ski. Hot tea and comfy seats, with a view of the slopes of course! Perfect and reasonably priced for filling their tummy’s afterwards too

Thank lauren2205
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Questions & Answers
21 November 2017|
Response from AdiOsborne | Property representative |
The Soft Play is open until 9pm each day. Thank you
12 November 2017|
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Response from Clair B | Reviewed this property |
This doesn't go straight to Bar Varia it's trip advicer. You will have to contact the bar not trip advicer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 30a | Soar INTU Braehead, Glasgow PA4 8XQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 885 7078
  • E-mail
Bar Varia is a family friendly, Independent, Bavarian themed Restaurant and Bier Halle. Created by award winning designers and boasting panoramic views of Scotland's only indoor, real snow ski slope; Bar Varia is a unique destination. We offer a wide range of premium German/Bavarian beers and a hand-picked selection of renowned, award winning beers from around the world
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