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Review of Laurieston Bar

Laurieston Bar
Ranked #7 of 211 Nightlife in Glasgow
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 25 October 2013

I was looing forward to writing a review of this magnificent pub. However, it appears I don't need to do anything other than echo the fine words of Braidman_13. Please visit this place, even if the surroundings appear less than salubrious. It truly is a gem in every way.

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josephc1983, Owners son / barman at Laurieston Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2015

Thanks for taking the time to review the pub glad you had a good time.


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Reviewed 10 September 2013

The Laurieston Bar is simply a gem in Glasgow's drinking circuit.
It's easy to miss, out of the way just south of Glasgow Bridge (near Bridge Street subway station), and with a fairly unprepossessing exterior that gives no hint of the delightful imbibing emporium that lies behind its shabby façade. But, oh man, when you walk through those doors, you are transported back to the fantasy world of the dignified drinking establishment of the 'sixties (totally bereft of the less salubrious bits like outside toilets and violence!).
This wee place has so much to recommend it. The management and staff team of this family-run howff are just genuinely really nice and friendly. They take great pride in running the pub as a homely and comfortable environment where conversation and quality beverages are aye the order of the day (or evening). This attitude also seems to rub off on the clientele who are happy to take you as they find you, and give you space or company as you prefer.
The décor dates authentically back to the age of formica bars, juke boxes and proper pies on sale: both lounge and public are maintained in vibrant and warm 'living museum' condition.
But the better than best bit of all these good facets to the Laurieston is the quality of the beer! In the Laurieston each and every product on sale has its own branded glass, and it's the three hand pumps serving delicious Fyne Ales from Argyllshire that really do it for me.
If you haven't been over the Clyde to sample a sparkling and refreshing pint of Jarl (or one of its more potent big brothers or sisters) within the relaxing confines of Glasgow's friendliest bar, then you need to take a serious look at where your life is headed.
For the sake of your mental health, take a wee trip to the Laurieston. Smiling is great for your general well-being.

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