A nice traditional pub isolated from the city centre by the M8 motorway. Itís on two levels and thereís lots of dark wood but the front area feels quite light and airy. We sat under a large black and white photograph of Billy Bremner and another (unidentified) footballer, by a vertical fishtank at the end of the bar. I enjoyed watching the fish (very relaxing - thatís why they often have them in dentistsí waiting rooms apparently) but I did wonder if the tank was suitable for the large catfish. There were ten hand pumps with a good selection of beer - it was a great start to our day out in Glasgow.
(Visited 1 February 2017).
jjsint (578) Cambridge, England | January 29, 2017| Updated March 19, 2017
Off the beaten track traditional pub. The Bon Accord seems to be one of those Scottish pubs that garners attention for the whisky selection, and everything else is secondary. Well, thatís fine, but for this rating (as is standard) Iím concentrating on the beer. Ten casks concentrating on Scottish session almost craft-ish brewers are complemented by a decent but not eye-popping bottle selection. Keg is confined to macro so the boat here is very much not pushed out. So itís a good place to go to decamp and think about oneís next move rather than a place to immerse oneself in all the beery goodness that Glasgow has to offer. Still, itís friendly, full of heart, and comfortable. Iíd recommend giving it a go if your itinerary permits.
Excellent selection of well kept cask conditioned ales, and a decent bottle selection, off topic a little, but a simply magnificent whisky selection. Staff really know their stuff and are a credit to the establishment. The food was very good, and the portions generous, I had the Bon Breakfast, which is probably the best Scottish fry up I have ever had. Thankfully not some kind of trendy beer bar, but a pub for people that love good booze, good food, and a great atmosphere.
UPDATE: We were back in Scotland this summer and naturally went to Bon Accord again. Still a wonderful place to hang out, drink, and revel in the craic. Wonderful staff, superb range of beer and whisky, and owner Paul is the very living embodiment of the phrase íbon vivantí.
A nice enough, quite large boozer with a decent selection of ales
An awsome old fashioned bar. Really good cask selection, an awsome whisky selection. Love the little sample jars of beers in front of tap so you can see colour. Its just such an impressive place backed up with decent beer list
A big torn over the place. The staff were very helpful and welcoming. The food was basic, but great value for money (we were on expences so thought about having a second meal each). However the beer selection seemed pretty bland. The pub itself had seen better days and there were only about two other customers. Would go again if I was in the area but really surprised that this place scores so highly.
Visited on Friday 19th Feb 2016. Large old-fashioned pub just the other side from Charing Cross over the busy motorway (there is a bridge, itís not Frogger!). Lots of room to relax in, decent range of beer, food looked good and was well priced. Focus on good real ale and whisky.
Liked the place.
More of a whisky bar than a craft beer pub, the Bon has fantastic old fashioned ambience, good solid pub grub, and a constantly rotating selection of real ales. Itís definitely more CAMRA than craft beer, but there are plenty of other places in Glasgow catering for hipsters.
I canít think of a better pub anywhere for a hauf ní a hauf.
Traditional pub in an area full of office blocks and right next to the motorway. Good selection of real ales on offer, my pint of Onyx was a lovely darkish ale that went down very easily. Comfortable leather seats, oak wood and brass much in evidence, the Bon Accord is very charming indeed. Recommended.