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Solid Rock Cafe

19 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AB, Scotland
+44 141 221 1105
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (17 reviews)
“cajun chicken” (3 reviews)
“rock metal” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, International
19 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AB, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s dark, it’s busy and full of rockers. If you love rock music this is where you want to be in Glasgow. Good drink selection and able to be served relatively quickly. Lots of seating areas and lots of rock memorabilia on the walls. This...More

Thank AJscot9876
Robert A, Owner at Solid Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi AJ, Thanks for your very kind review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. We have actually recently been refurbished including the pub being painted internally, new carpets throughout and seating and chairs being re-upholstered. The smell is actually from the main sewer in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended the Solid Rock Cafe by a friend and, when visiting her, we naturally paid a visit. The atmosphere was great, music rocking and service quick. Top place to go - I shall definitely return!

Thank Em B
Robert A, Owner at Solid Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Em, Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself on your inaugural visit and we hope to see you again next time you're up our way! Cheers, Robert

Reviewed 14 February 2018

I used to drink in here many moons ago when I was at uni in Glasgow and had pretty much forgotten it's existence until my girlfriend did a google search for rock bars in Glasgow as we were coming up for a gig. It looks...More

Thank davidsilk
Robert A, Owner at Solid Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Hi David, Thanks for your glowing review and hope to see you both again soon next time you're north of the border! Cheers, Robert

Reviewed 14 January 2018

This place is, as expected, LOUD, and allsorts of great rock music fills the room. Good selection of beers and spirits, and fair selection of pub-grub. Quiet(er) area downstairs, complete with pool table, if that's what you want. Handy for Central Station (right across the...More

Thank P12HAL
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Have been in this bar more times than I care to remember since it opened. I was in it even before it was The Solid Rock. Having been in last night with a mate, I have to say how disappointed I was. The pub is...More

Thank Welsh18
Robert A, Owner at Solid Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi Welsh18, Thanks for your visit and your kind words about our venue and music. We are sorry you felt the level of service you received was not up to scratch - this is something we pride ourselves on and like to think that even...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017

Have not been here for many years and though I am considerably older, no one looked at me or my colleagues like we had two heads or anything. Good music, busy even for late on a Monday night, service was good and of course, great...More

Thank clype33
Robert A, Owner at Solid Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi Clype33, Many thanks for your kind review and rest assured that we welcome rockers (and non-rockers) from across a wide range of age groups and other demographics - everyone is welcome, probably even if you did have two heads. Hopefully see you again soon....More

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

As you do! Few beers with fellow old rockers at the solid. Great beer but unusually we ordered grub. Burger and chips and two pizzas. Burger was fine but the pizzas were awesome. Great base and toppings. Compliments to the kitchen staff.... Rock music and...More

Thank Dolphduncan
Robert A, Owner at Solid Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi Dolphduncan, Glad you enjoyed the scran and hopefully see you and you fellow vintage rockers again soon! Cheers, Robert

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Good for a drink before a gig. Always a decent crowd and plenty of staff so its quick to get served. Had food aswell a few times and cant fault it.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Love this place but the staff not very welcoming or helpful as asked when it was a quiet Saturday afternoon if they had a porn star martini and the bar staff said no but did not say that they have other cocktails??? Maybe a pleasant...More

Thank Isobel G
Robert A, Owner at Solid Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Hi Isobel, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I hate when this happens to me too - just the other day I was in Arnold Clark and despite my polite request they were entirely unable to provide me with a Jaguar F...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Brilliant atmosphere and great music and great pizza's one of the best rock bars in Glasgow, I would recommend it to everyone that like a place to drink eat and rock out the service is top notch as well never a long wait unless you...More

Thank Gary M
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Scott A
28 February 2017|
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Response from Dolphduncan | Reviewed this property |
Yes a fine selection of beers lagers and spirits
1 July 2015|
Response from Robert A | Property representative |
Hi Kimmy, Unfortunately we are strictly over 18's only at all times. Regards, Robert
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 11
Bar, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 1105
  • E-mail
The Solid Rock Cafe is Glasgow's original (and best) rock and metal venue, established in 1987 and evolving with the vibrant rock scene here ever since. Offering competitively priced and filling bar meals as well as a wide selection of beers, spirits and cocktails, as well as anything music wise from AC/DC to ZZ Top.
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