Blackfriars | Glasgow,
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Exceptional based on 40 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: Normal pub hours

Mayor: witthatsbier (19) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 40+


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Beer Available At Blackfriars (arranged by most recent)
Brass Castle Hazlenut Mild , Tryst Amarillo Follow the Hop (cask) 62, Bristol Beer Factory Bitter Kiwi 87, Fallen Grapevine 75, Fallen Local Motive , Dark Star Hylder Blonde 81, Siren Americano 97, Arbor Blue Sky Drinking 69, Highland Orkney Best 48, Kelburn Keltic , Alechemy Five Sisters 82, Top Out Smoked 77, Cromarty Happy Chappy 79, Loch Ness Mild Ness 59, Atom India Pale Ale 77, Redemption Fellowship Porter 91, Dark Star The Art Of Darkness 80, Tiny Rebel One Inch Punch 73, Redwillow Mirthless 57, Siren Undercurrent 92
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40 reviews for Blackfriars
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  76%
 Selection  73%
 Food  72%
 Value  66%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey  (418) 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  (314) 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  (19) Glasgow, Scotland | 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  (187) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
WeissGary  (18) Glasgow, Scotland | December 28, 2012
An interesting bar in the centre of the city, with a traditional ale and craft beer selection taking in many Scottish ales, German weissbiers and a nice selection of American craft beer! A very popular and busy bar however there is a nice atmosphere with welcoming staff. A top pub with a cracking selection!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 19/20
JoseBravo  (1) , Scotland | September 21, 2012
My favourite pub in Glasgow. Good location, great selection of real ales and american beers, the service is great even when is really busy. And they serve bottles of beer in a wine glass.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
rjkreid  (9) , Scotland | September 3, 2012
Sits in the middle between a traditional ale pub and a craft beer pub. 5 taps that focus on local(ish) ales (Inveralmond and Orkney currently on heavy rotation), coupled with a fridge full of interesting craft bottles from the likes of Stone, SWB, Magic Rock etc. Surprisingly good value considering it’s location in the heart of the Merchant City. Food is burger-centric, but decent and reasonable value also.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
Rune  (416) Tromsø, Norway | May 4, 2012
Divided into three sections; a dining room and a cafe with a traditional pub in between. Five Scottish cask ales from breweries like Tryst and Kelburn, one brewdog on tap, and some interesting bottled beers in the fridge behind the counter, more than usual for a place like this. Has got a rough and rocky image. Central location. Polite service. Busy on a Friday afternoon, 13.04.2012.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Vlad  (11) Glasgow, Scotland | April 9, 2012
This is one of the best real ale pubs in Glasgow. Whenever you are in Merchants City, pay a visit to this place and you won’t regret.

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