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 (27) | 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 95, The Kernel India Pale Ale Zeus 96, 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 65, 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 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
Rune  (464) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Neilinblack  (10) , Scotland | December 16, 2011
Only found this pub recently - any trip to the Barrowlands will involve a visit here
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
skortila  (195) Baarn, Netherlands | September 28, 2011
Nice place, friendly and good staff, food was okay. Nice selection of real ales.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 12/20
CalumScotland  (27) Hamilton, Scotland | July 12, 2011
Not nm first choice of watering hole got draged ther by a mate its Ok place good selection of beer not to exspensive
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig  (30) , Scotland | April 8, 2011
A really excellent selection of beers & decent, knowledgeable staff advice. Expensive although not overly when compared to other pubs & bars near by. Would go back just for the collection of beers available on-tap, one of the most varied in Glasgow.
Beershine  (813) The Sunshine State, Florida | October 21, 2010
Unfortunately didn’t live up to expectations, as the selection was really boring when we were there and the interior doesn’t 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 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton  (169) London, England | April 24, 2010
Absolutely superb. Timely visit last night, after the Babbity Bowster nearby. Pub rocking with a lively clientele of all agegroups, and an all-Scottish range of five ales, all well kept and including a sublime Brewdog IPA. Service was quick and local drinkers very friendly. Reasonably priced beer, with everything of 5% or less at £2.90, strong beers at £3.20. Crowd at weekends can be noisy at times, but not so loud as to be uncomfortable; recorded music was at an agreeable level. Live music and comedy acts staged: check with the pub for further details. Recommended.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe  (77) Amersfoort, Netherlands | April 22, 2010
Nice selection and good pubfood. Nice place to hang around.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
mullet  (224) Melbourne, Australia | April 4, 2010
Quite liked this place, though it’s a bit confusing. It seems like a relatively downmarket pub trying to do the posh gastropub thing in the corner which lent it a weird vibe, but once you’re in position it seems fairly normal. Good service, good food and a strong selection of beers with a focus on the BrewDog and the American in bottles (e.g. they had a Victory promotion going when I was there).

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