490 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. G2 3LW. Tel: 0141332 1120.
The Garage. 2005.
The Garage was formerly a night club called Shuffle’s. Does this place bring back memories, if so please contact us and we will review your comments.
In the 1980s many of the youngsters frequenting Shuffle’s came from Govan.
Shuffles advert 1974.
Email from Bob F… This was once the Electric Gardens night club and later became the Mayfair.
However this old place of entertainment was known as The Macushla.
The Macushla advert. 1972.
Shuffles Advert 1974.
Another 1974 advert.
Shuffles advert 1975.
Savoy advert 1978.
In the NEWS 1979…
The best Disco in Town gang in action.
If I Could Call The Discotune…
I was a disco freak so long ago that Saturday Night Fever was only a Tuesday morning sniffle.
In the days of Frank Lynch’s first Glasgow disco in the Mayfair Club I leaped around to Proud Mary and Daughter of Darkness.
Although I now appear only at parties in various living-rooms, I still cavort like a windmill caught in a gale. And I adore the disco sounds of today. I’ve a great deal of sympathy for STV’s The Best Disco in Town, which has just finished its run. It was entertaining, danceable, eye-appealing stuff in a second-rate way.
I liked the camera flexibility and the easy ensemble atmosphere of the singers. Few technical gimmicks intruded into the natural flow of the songs and dances. Tiger Tim is a belated find for TV, As the host, his brash, common-touch uninhibited patter sparkled like a plink, plink, fizz commercial.
He’s a smasher and STV would be daft not to try to find a follow-up quiz or kids’ show for him. There should be another series of The Best Disco in Town. And there are a few changes I’d like.
If technical reasons allow, it should be recorded a couple of days before going out so more chart sounds can be included. They should try for zippier singers than the generally mediocre bunch they had.
With slicker thinking the Best Disco could make Top of the Pops look like The Good Old Days.
The Penthouse advert 1979.
The Garage. 2008.
117 Bishop Street, Anderston.
The Whye Not.
The pub sat at the corner of 117 Bishop Street, and William Street, Anderston.
It was originally called Gilmour’s Bar. Hugh Gilmour the owner of the pub in the 1890s had other premises in the city, the most famous one still survives today and is known as Thomson’s Bar, 579-81 Springburn Road which he took over in 1886, his other two public houses were Ruxton’s Bar, at 21 Elderslie Street and 39-41 Cowlairs Road, this pub is better known as the Highland Fling in Springburn area, north of Glasgow.
The Bishop Street premises were sold to well known and respected publican Francis Meichen in 1900. Mr Meichen also ran a pub at 56 Dale Street, Bridgeton, which he took over in 1888, and 326-28 Possil Road, acquiring it in 1890. Other pubs Francis Meichen had were the Old Toll Bar, Paisley Road West and Meichen’s Bar in Parliamentary Road and the Old College Bar on the High Street.
In 1908 the Bishop Street premises were sold to publican Patrick Shanley, he also ran a pub at 394 Parliamentary Road at the corner of Calderwood Street, which he acquired two years later. Mr Shanley continued in the pub in Bishop Street until the end of the 1930s.
After World War Two Daniel R Anderson took over the business, he also ran a successful pub at 79 Main Street, Bridgeton. The name of the pub then was “The Exchange Bar.” In 1947 Mr Anderson was residing at 8 Moraine Avenue, Drumchapel. His wife Mary continued as licensee until the pub finally closed down and demolished in the mid 1960s, when most of the buildings in Bishop Street and William Street were flattened.
The pub had three rooms two of which were male only and the other room was the only one which women were allowed to enter, in fact they were not even allowed to purchase alcohol at all.
The cellar which was below the pub and often quite damp had a massive rodent infestation. Manager Denis Challans used to bash the cellar flap with an old wooden truncheon to scare the rodants. Many of Glasgow’s old pubs had a cat living on the premises this helped to reduce the number of rats in the cellars.
The Exchange Bar on the far right. 1958.
Hamilton Road, Cambuslang.
Evy’s Inn. 2005.
Formerly called the Old Toll Bar.
The Toll Bar. 1960s.
359 Springburn Road corner of 2 Gourlay Street, Glasgow.
In 1875 Peter McCall acquired a license to sell wine, spirits and ales at this public house. Mr McCall lived in Springburn during his stay as a wine and spirit merchant, his first house was at 297 Springburn Road before moving to 5 Flemington Street.
In 1882 James Newton became the new landlord, he succeeded until 1902 when his son Arthur became a partner in the firm trading under the name of James Newton & Son, this name was above the doorway with Wine & Spirits at each end. Over the years the pub became known as the Eureka Bar. The James Newton & Son traded here until the end of the Second World War.
In the 1960s Mr R Baxter was licensee, one of the last publicans to run the pub was George Thomson from 1967. The Eureka Bar sat at the corner of Gourlay Street and Springburn Road facing the Vulcan Bar and Bauldy Baynes.
311 Eglinton Street, corner of 59 Cavendish Street, Glasgow.
Errigal View on the far left. Thanks to Norrie McNamee for the image.
Errigal View. Corner of Eglinton Street and Cavendish Street.
This pub got its name from the beautiful scenic view in County Donegal, Ireland.
There has been a public house on this sit since 1852. Throughout its history the same family had owned it. Founded by Wine & Spirit Merchant Francis B Buchanan.
In 1870 Francis acquired another pub at 213-15 Eglinton Street at the corner of Cumberland Street. For years Francis lived with his wife and family in Eglinton Street. Francis passed away in 1897, his wife Mary then took over the running of the business. Mary was now living at 26 Maxwell Drive. Mrs Buchanan died in 1915. The licence was then taken over by her son James C Buchanan as one of the trustees of her estate.
In 1937 James B Struthers was running the pub for the Buchanan’s. After the Second World War the firm became a limited company. During the 1950s-60s Robert Johnston was licensee and a director of James C Buchanan Ltd.
Other well known licensees to run the pub under the Buchanan’s were…
Mary Herries Friel, E J McMonigle and Mick McGintey. This old pub was still here in the late 1970s and then demolished, just like any of the businesses in the area.
Mr E J McMonigle took over a public house in West Campbell Street, City Centre and called it the City Rendezvous.
Other names this old pub has been known as is Cathkin Bar, Rendezvous Bar.
17 Bell Street, Glasgow. G1 1LG. Tel: 0141 552 3400.
El Sabor. 2005.
203-05 Bath Street, Glasgow. G2 4HZ. Tel: 0141 248 2060.
Please check back soon for the history of Elliots
14-16 West George Street, Glasgow. G2 1 PS. Tel: 0141 332 9724.
The Junction 2008.
This bar has had a few name changes over the years. It was one of the first pubs in the city to have a none smoking policy, it was named appropriately as the Phoenix Bar. It was then changed to Edward’s Bar then the Junction.