Whisky in Glasgow? (Nov 12, 13 or 14)
posted November 10, 2011 1:02 PM   RSS

I realize this is rather last-minute, but I'd love a meetup that involves a pub, various local alcohols and the inevitable good-hearted mocking of each other's accents. Open to suggestions where to go, it'll be my first time in Scotland.
posted by halogen to Proposed (8 comments total)

What type of pub do you want to see ; musical/old/modern/big/small/vegan/loud/busy ? Do you know what part of town you are staying in ? general area is enough to figure out venue.
posted by stuartmm at 2:04 PM on November 10, 2011

I'll be in a hotel a couple of blocks south of Kelvingrove Park on Sauchiehall St. As far as drinking goes I like the old, neighborhood-pub variety but I'm open to anything. Bonus points if the bartender greets me by name when I walk in, but I understand that might be difficult to arrange.
posted by halogen at 5:14 PM on November 10, 2011

Kelvingrove and Sauchiehall st run together for quite a bit but i will guess you are at one end rather than the other. Best place to aim for is probably The Park Bar( another picture ) There are others more about whisky ( Ben Nevis, Islay Inn ) and modern ( Firebird, Brewdog and The Goat ) but Park has live music and feels like a pub should.
Being on Sauchiehall st you have easy access to the town centre , Dumbarton Road, Byres Road and Great Western Road via the park. You can also walk to the science center and the ( old and new ) sBBC pretty easily. Art Gallery is probably 5 minutes away.
( If you are at the other end of the Kelvingrove / Sauchiehall st intersection then McPhabbs would be good and you are even closer to the town centre )
posted by stuartmm at 11:59 PM on November 10, 2011

Your call, I'm easy to please (I'm at the Lorne Hotel near where Sauchiehall crosses Derby St). What's best - Sat, Sun or Mon night? I have no plans so far. This might be too short notice for anyone else to notice; would you still be up for a meetup if it's just the two of us?
posted by halogen at 5:01 AM on November 11, 2011

Memail sent. You are also staying next to one of the best Indian restaurants in the UK. Cafe India
posted by stuartmm at 9:54 AM on November 11, 2011

Hi guys, I realise I'm coming to this a bit late but I'm in Glasgow and not really busy tonight or tomorrow so I'd be up for a drink and some accent bashing.

stuartmm: Do you mean Mother India? If you do, I totally agree - it is phenomenal.
posted by neilb449 at 8:56 AM on November 13, 2011

I managed to merge Mother India, Mother India Cafe and Cafe Salma . You are correct i meant to say Mother India although MI Cafe has a really good spiced haddock. I havent heard anything from Halogen and have meetings till early afternoon tomorrow but after that open.
posted by stuartmm at 10:45 AM on November 13, 2011

oops, I missed this. I am in dundee, but could come out for a meetup somewhere if there are other scottish people that wanted to do one. Dundee or Edinburgh would work much better for me, since I already have a rail card between them, but I could be convinced to come to glasgow.
posted by jonbro at 5:51 AM on November 20, 2011

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