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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
518 Argyle Street, Glasgow. The Tap Bar. 1960s. In 1903 this old pub was owned by wine and spirit merchant Malcolm McIntyre. He continued to serve the local until after the First World War. During the 30s Mr J McGowan ran the pub before Eward Hamilton took over. Mr Hamilton ran a successful business […]
253 Argyle Street, Glasgow. G2 8DL. Tel: 0141 565 1000. The Gallery. 1991. Situated under the Hielanman’s Umbrella in Argyle Street this was once a favourite haunt with many Glaswegian known as the Tropic’s. I passed this pub a few months ago and it was closed down. Now Called Archie’s. Tel: as above.