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Variety Bar

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Open today: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Great bar, good background music

My friend and I popped in here one Saturday afternoon for a few drinks. It's a great wee bar, good... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Vazbo
,
Stirling, United Kingdom
via mobile
Historic but cold.

This bar really is original and lovely to look at and generally the music is great but they need to... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Alba316
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Average11%
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29 Jul 2018
“Alright for a beer”
27 Mar 2018
“avoid this place”
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Often mentioned in local magazines/guides and international travel guides as 'the best pub in glasgow' - it is a bar/pub (no food). Alternative music played. Locals. Art deco interior which has remained the same for years and years and years. Hope...more
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401 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3LG, Scotland
+44 141 332 4449
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

staff were alright, music was alright the place was clean tidy and well presented but nothing special

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Eddie020173
Reviewed 27 March 2018

My friends and I were unfortunate enough to pop in to this place a couple weeks back before we went to see a show at the Kings. we went to the bar and asked if the had dark fruits cider on tap / bottle the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Neil040
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

My friend and I popped in here one Saturday afternoon for a few drinks. It's a great wee bar, good atmosphere and the background music is magic!! Reasonably priced with a good choice of beers. A good place to stop for a few if you're...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Vazbo
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This bar really is original and lovely to look at and generally the music is great but they need to do something about the heating. I know it got a stay of execution lately so hopefully it may be up for a bit of investment....More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Alba316
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I fell in love with this place last year and was a bit upset when I heard it was closing, so I was shocked when I was told that it was still open. It's a very cool place!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank ath18
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I love it! Cheap drinks very central free wifi pinball board games live music and friendly staff make this a must. Great decor and lighting. Great place during the day to read a book a have some down time with great music to boot!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank DoodleArt
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Great boozer with a wide selection of nuts... Also great staff. I love the perseverance of the girl with no thumbs. A real go getter!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank BIGJN
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

...great boozer, great banter, a warm vibe from the staff and enough variety in alcohol to keep even the more choosy happy...the toilets are exactly what you might expect in a pub, just the right ambience for all your peeing and pooping...top notch!

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank S F
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Variety bar toilets are magic. So are the staff and everything else. Decor is lovely and great selection of drinks.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Stevie D
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Would not advise a visit to this bar unless you are fully vaccinated..popped in tonight for a drink before going for a meal..headed to ladies toilet to find a scene from a third world country..absolutely disgusting..asked at the bar if they had a cleaner to...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Jim H
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