Blackfriars | Glasgow,
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Good based on 42 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: Normal pub hours

Mayor: witthatsbier (28) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 40+


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Beer Available At Blackfriars (arranged by most recent)
Brew By Numbers 05/06 India Pale Ale - Citra & Simcoe 94, The Kernel India Pale Ale Zeus 95, Tryst Sherpa Porter 85, Springhead Drop O The Black Stuff 67, The Kernel India Pale Ale El Dorado 95, Siren / Elusive Dinner For Three 84, Windswept Aurora , Salopian Labyrinth , Tiny Rebel Cereal Killer 87, Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen 61, Kelburn Spring Forward , Roosters Buckeye 63, Highland Orkney Session , Highland Island Hopping 89, Tryst Carronade IPA 64, Sandford Orchards Fanny’s Bramble 41, Atom Dark Matter , Alechemy Ritual 75, Fallen Platform NZ , Highland Starboard Porter
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42 reviews for Blackfriars
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  76%
 Selection  72%
 Food  72%
 Value  65%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
migajos  (86) 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  (36) 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  (461) 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  (333) 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  (197) 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.

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