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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #13

My top Thirteen nights out in Glagsow

1. Brel. This is a pub on Ashton Lane. It's a famous spot to visit on your trip to Glasgow, as it's a cobbled street lined with small shops and bars. There is also a little cinema and a couple of curry shops. Brel is a Belgian bar which serves great food (muscles being my favourite) but also sells interesting beers and has live music fairly often. There is an outside area (a hill slope) that you can sit on in summer... providing you are willing to scan carefully for broken glass and fag ends. This is my favourite pub in the city.

2. Auctioneers. Another pub - this time in the city centre. It's a bit of an old man style dive of a pub but they sell bottles of wine for a fiver.... so I'm happy!

3. Cinema - UGC (now Cineworld) at the top of Hope Street. This is really tall and has glass lifts so you can see all across the city if you go up to the top. I have a pass so can see films for free (or more accurately for a monthly fee!).

4.Bluu - Late night bar in the Merchant City. This place opens late but isn't really clubby... I love it. Have to be feeling flush though for a night here.

5. Rugby - Hughenden, Glasgow West End. I can walk here from home. I LOVE watching the rugby here as you are right up close to the action and can almost touch the players (I wish!).

6. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut - City Centre. This is a pub and venue for up and coming bands. It's great. I haven't been for a while but will certainly be there again soon!

7. West Brewing Company - a microbrewery with a great beer garden set on Glasgow Green. Perfect for winding down on a Saturday afternoon in the summer.

8. The Wee Curry Shop - This is a TINY (seriously about 5 tables) shop in the city centre. It serves amazing curry in the most cramped of environments. It's brilliant value for money.

9. The Sisters - Restaurant near us out West. It's a small friendly restaurant but serves really posh nosh. It's best saved for a special occasion.

10. Bon Accord - pub again. City centre. Does lots of ales - more a top night of my boyfriend's really but I like it too.

11. Carling Academy - gig venue. Shockingly it mainly promotes and sells Carling lager.

12. Lock 27. This is a little pub by the canal up the road from our house. It's lovely in summer.

13. While I've been writing this I've come up with hundreds of pubs or cafes that I've had a great night out in but that aren't actually that nice really.... So I've come to the conclusion that I'm lucky to have good friends who can make a night out great, no matter where we go.

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Thursday Thirteen Participants
1. Darla
2. Caylynn
3. Uisce
4. Raggedy
5. Mary (mert)
6. Sanni
7. Penny
8. turnbaby
9. Kathy

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Darla said...

It sounds wonderful! And I love the idea of a monthly cinema pass. I'd make good use of that. :)

One of these days, I'd like to visit Glasgow. I've heard so much about it, but never been.

Caylynn said...

Great list! Glasgow sounds like a fun place to visit. I hope to make it up there when we visit the UK this summer - I'll have to bookmark this post for places to visit if we manage to get there!

Happy T13. :)

Uisce said...

Count me in, I can't wait to get there! Happy TT, mine's up!

Raggedy said...

Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
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Sanni said...

I´d love to visit all the places you´ve mentioned, TC - but my favourite point is #13 =)

TopChamp said...

Hello Sanni - meant to tell you I'll do your meme at the weekend... and cheers for the tag.

Bond said...

Ummm.. I sense a theme here LOL



I am coming to party with you

Katie McKenna said...

Such an interesting variety of pubs and places! I rarely drink and I'd love to go!

Happy Belated Valentine's to you as well. Not that I celebrated beyond giving the little kids cards. Still, always fun to see their wee faces light up!

Pen said...

I love a good pub! When we find a good one, we usually stop looking for awhile. The one we frequent now is GREAT! The owners have adopted us! LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Happy TTing!

Turnbaby said...

Ahhhhh I love a good pub. The DH and I went to a nice new one here on V-Day after the dinner festivities. I know--pub--new--Kentucky--sounds scary but it was actually quite nice. And your #13 wins all--hands down.

Nice TTs--erm--LOL

Turnbaby said...

TC--come on over after the pub crawl later

Travis said...

I'm making a note of these places. Sounds like some great drinking and eating after a full day of sight-seeing.

Kathy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You have an interesting list of pubs, but #13 is the best. A good night out always depends on the company one keeps!

Annelisa said...

Too true to what you said at the end.... good company is definately the moot point. If you went somewhere really cool with someone you didnt get on with, it wouldn't be half as good as a crap place with a friend... or someone you liked!

I don't know... I thought a lot of the places were restaurants and eating houses... must be what I was clueing in on! :-) My workmate comes from Glasgow, and there's one thing we both agree on... the scottish do a better Indian meal than the english, and you just can't beat a Glaswegian pakora!! :-) [Can't even get fish pakora down here- outrageous!]

TopChamp said...

mmm... fish pakora... yum.