Blackfriars | Glasgow,
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Good based on 45 ratings
Type: Bar

36 Bell St, Merchant City
Glasgow, Scotland G1 1LG [ print map ]
0141 552 5924

Hours: Normal pub hours

Mayor: witthatsbier (25) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 40+


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Beer Available At Blackfriars (arranged by most recent)
Tiny Rebel Cereal Killer 90, Blue Monkey Right Turn Clyde 53, Fallen Platform C 95, Brouwerij Kees East India Porter 95, Mad Hatter Fatter Stout , The Kernel Dry Stout Mosaic 94, Swannay Dark Munro 72, Kelburn Dark Moor 63, Siren / Crooked Stave All Bretts Are Off 56, Bristol Beer Factory Independence 92, Brew By Numbers 05/06 India Pale Ale - Citra & Simcoe 94, The Kernel India Pale Ale Zeus 96, Tryst Sherpa Porter 83, Springhead Drop O The Black Stuff 62, The Kernel India Pale Ale El Dorado 95, Siren / Elusive Dinner For Three 82, Windswept Aurora 50, Salopian Labyrinth , Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen 58, Kelburn Spring Forward
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45 reviews for Blackfriars
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  76%
 Selection  72%
 Food  72%
 Value  66%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham  (559) Halden, Norway | October 27, 2015
This pub I can advise you to look for. Absolutely a nice selection on tap. Did not check out the bottle selection. Quite crowded on a friday evening. Still quite fast and proper service. Traditional brown british interior. Nice and clean.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud  (197) , Croatia | September 28, 2015
Nice pub in Merchant City. Somehow it felt much better during my first visit in 2013., when I got back in 2014. I was slightly disappointed, but probably my criteria got much higher in the meantime. It offers 6 casks which are regularly rotating. Also good selection of craft beers in bottles. Live music was very good. Can get quite busy in the evening. This one is worth visiting.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Fin  (801) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | July 1, 2015
We visited Blackfriars on Thursday 18th June 2015, we’d had a lovely mini pub crawl staring at Brewdog and then many in between, eventually moving over to the east of the centre taking in the excellent Drygate prior to ending up here. Blackfriars was very much a traditional pub compared to the Brewdog and Drygate who are the more modern new kids on the block. It is situated on a corner in a busy little area for food places and bars, quite a few larger chain offerings around here though. It was really bustling, the afterwork crowd had started to arrive and it was a good male and female mix with a slightly older demographic than the aforementioned bars. Beer choice was predominantly cask, handpump but a little more limited than I was expecting, we both settled for an Oakham Inferno which was in good nick. I never had a particularly good walk of the pub to see how many rooms, layout etc but it did seem quite a good size, what appeared like one large room we sat near the windows at the front, I seem to recall this was a raised area, a group of blokes all young pensioners sat on a neighbouring table all drinking beer and having a good catch up, it looked like they were regular drinking buddies. I quite liked this place, the staff were busy but friendly in fact you could say, much like the pub overall.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
migajos  (88) Warsaw, Poland | November 23, 2014
Traditional pub in a heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City. Six taps + some bottles in fridges. The selection is not really impressive. Mostly brtish bitters and ciders on taps. Atmosphere is very nice though.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
matis  (41) Warsaw, Poland | November 5, 2014
Loudy and overcrowded classic Scottish pub with long, wooden bar. Beer sellection isn’t so impressive: a few real ales in cascs and also a few concerns in kegs - best choise was Tempest Porter. Kernel and Flying Dog available only in bottles. Possitive surprise was a board with beers waiting in a tap line.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey  (517) Croydon, England | October 6, 2014
We visited Blackfriars on a Thursday early evening. Even though it was early the bouncers were out front and the place was pretty rammed. Had a fairly rough-around the edges feel about it. They has small, but interesting cask ale selection, This is supplemented with about 50 bottles from UK/Europe/US. Service was prompt and friendly. We just stayed for a quick one as it was too busy and a bit lively for my likely. Perhaps would be better during the day. Alright, but there are plenty better beer destinations in Glasgow IMO.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs  (434) Toronto, Ontario | July 16, 2014
2014-06-27. Nice place, our first beer stop in Scotland! Friendly server, it has a pub meets cafe impression to it. Our food was good and seemed reasonably priced - Mac and cheese and a steak "pie" (aka. stew with puffed pastry on top). Some decent real ale options. Got fairly busy shortly after we arrived on a Friday afternoon. Would come back but the appeal will laregly vary according to the tap list, which rotates.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77  (20) , England | November 20, 2013
A good pub with 4 real ale pumps and a selection of draught continental beers such as Krusovice, Weihenstephan, Birra Moretti and more. The pub has a decent selection of malts and some bottled beers .The drinks are a bit on the pricy side but other than that a good pub.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye  (229) Steinbach, Manitoba | July 5, 2013
Not a bad place, about 5 real ales on cask, and some nice bottles. Friendly service. The food is also better than expected.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
did01  (9) , Norway | June 18, 2013
Independant. Live music. Great choice of beers.

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