253 Argyle Street, Glasgow. G2 8LY. Closed. The Arches. 2008. The Arches is reputed to be one of Scotland’s largest night clubs, with three floors, the top bar is called the Sky Bar. The Arches officially opened for business as an arts venue in May 1991. The building had originally been converted as a temporary […]
26 Abercorn Street, Glasgow. Interior view of the Abercorn Bar. The Abercorn Bar sat at the corner of Abercorn Street and 48 Burnside Street. There has been a public house on this site since 1868. The first licensee was a gentleman called James McPhee, he was no stranger to the licensed trade as he acquired […]
Ye Olde Anchor Tavern – Argyle Street, Glasgow. Ye Olde Anchor Tavern, 1888. Commissioner Whyte was better known as an accountant than a publican. As Convener of the Govanhill Finance Committee, he was always on demand, constant requests for his service, as the taxpayers had to pay up. At a Ward meeting in 1887 an […]
Ashton Lane, Glasgow. Off Byres Road. The Wee Pub. 2007.
306 Argyle Street, Glasgow. G2. Tel: 01412295891. The Waterloo Bar. 1991. This was probably the first gay pub in Glasgow. In 1888 David Ross took over the licence for the Waterloo bar that sat on this corner, the old premises were demolished and a new pub with a tenement of flats and offices was erected […]