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

Beershine  (776) The Sunshine State, Florida | October 21, 2010
Unfortunately didnít live up to expectations, as the selection was really boring when we were there and the interior doesnít have much personality. However, the service was friendly and the coming soon/racked beer list had some good options. Must have been a spot of bad timing.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 26, 2007
I visited this place at the heart of the RBESG, so the atmosphere was of course very good and Tom had made sure that the casks included some goodies. My rating can only reflect this and may therefore be a bit more generous than the place deserves, but the fact remains that there was brewdog paradox, a 10% whisky barrel-aged imperial stout sold at 2.75 for a pint from the cask and that the staff went out of their way to ensure we have a good time. A mundane, popular hangout. The food was also amongst the best Scottish Iíve had after 4 days in Scotland.
  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 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
Rune  (416) TromsÝ, 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 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup  (352) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | April 6, 2008
Visisted four days in a row at my visit to Glasgow for RBESG. Some hard to get cask ales on, and a decent rotation, so it is worth coming back every-other day. Also a pretty good bottle selection. The service was friendly, though a bit slow on packed Thursday and Friday nights. Quite packed and noisy on Thurday and Friday night. Excellent food.
  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 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch  (306) Glasgow, Scotland | February 22, 2010| Updated March 1, 2011
Good location in trendy merchant city area of Glasgow. 5 well cared for real ales on tap, chosen either because they are brewed locally or are nationally rated. Interesting selection of American bottled beers. Can get quite busy after work on Fridays and at weekends. One not to miss for visitors to Glasgow.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
downender  (304) Bristol, England | July 11, 2009
Visited 28/06/09. Great beers on offer from Dark Star, Kelburn, BrewDog and Inveralmond. The service was helpful and efficient, with tasters being offered as routine. Locals around the bar were friendly too. An excellent pub with a relaxed atmosphere.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
KnutAlbert  (303) Oslo, Norway | August 28, 2007
Great place, made even better with Tom putting on all the extra beers. The food was splendid, too. Iíll make this my firt stop the next time Iím in town!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
caesar  (300) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | March 16, 2010
Good bar. Ok selection of real ales. Couple of nice bottles. Decent food.

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