1038-1042 Argyle Street, Glasgow. G3 8LX. Tel: 0141
There has been a public house on this site since 1873. Mr John McDonald was the first licensee and served the locals here until 1883.
This old pub was a mans pub for years and in need of a facelift, the name changed to Latimer’s before it was called the Gazelle and looks great from the outside and the inside is just as impressive. Other names this old pubs has had is Dick’s Bar 1960s, Gazelle 2017, The Cran 2002, Pourhouse 2012, The Gallery Bar 2013, Rockus 2014, The Duchess of Argyle 2017, The Dirty Duchess 2018, Dive Dogs 2019.
John Dick (right) is pictured at the bottle opening ceremony with (left to right) Andy Cameron, George Mulholland, and John Young, of White Horse, who supplied the gallon bottle for the collection. 1979.
The Jokes Were Smashin’ Too!…
When owner John Dick, of Dick’s Bar, Argyle Street, Glasgow, smashed open a gallon bottle containing cash for charity, jokes as well as coins flowed freely, thanks to popular Scots comedian Andy Cameron.
He was in the bar when John’s friend, George Mulholland, a Scot now living in Canada, turned up to smash the bottle, and Andy kept the customers in a happy mood with his own special kind of comedy.
John Dick and his staff counted more than £100, which will be donated to the local Anderston/ Kelvingrove area veteran seamen and O.A.P. funds.
The Gazelle. 2007.
Every few years this pub seems to have changed hands many time and has had some name changes.
The Pourhouse. 2012.
The Duchess of Argyle. 2017.
The Dirty Duchess. 2018.
This pub is now called the Dive Dog.
I am sure this is not the last name for this old pub.
1873 James McDonald.
1885 William Morrison.
1887 George Gillespie.
1903 Watson Guthrie.
1910 Samuel Gilbert.
1973 John Dick.
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Edward Hunter says
Misspent many a lunchtime in this pub.
Drink and food were very good.
Spent an interesting afternoon with the late Jimmy Reid