77 Byres Road, Glasgow. G11 5HN. Tel: 0141 342 5726.
The Chancellor. 1991.
Russell’s Bar. 2006.
After passing the once Chancellor I noticed that if had a name change now called “Russell’s Bar Cafe.
Another name change for 2008, now called the “Common Rooms.”
Common Rooms sign. 2008.
The Common Rooms. 2008.
This rare image of an empty Byres Road with the Chancellor on the left hand side, date c 1960s.
It seems that this place has a new name ” Bar Gumbo.”
Bar Gumbo. 2014.
In the NEWS…2018.
Byres Road’s Bar Gumbo has announced that it will be closing permanently this weekend.
The announcement comes as a shock and was posted on the bar’s Facebook page on Wednesday evening.
Bar Gumbo reopened in December of last year following an extensive makeover. The restaurant rebranded itself from Louisiana “juke joint” to an upmarket “surf ‘n’ turf” eatery.
The statement on Facebook read: “It is with a heavy heart that we can now announce that Bar Gumbo will be closing it’s doors for the last time on Sunday the 18th of November.
“We would like to take a moment to thank all of our amazing and loyal customers for their custom over the last 5 years, we’re going to miss you all very much.
“But alas, all good things must come to an end and we would like to invite everyone to have a wee drink with us one last time on Sunday for our closing party, where we will of course be joined by the Shiverin’ Sheiks’ who are performing for the last time.”
The post ended by suggesting that this will not be owner Mehrab Fakouri’s last foray into the Glaswegian food scene.
Now called “Embaro.” Yes the West End has yet another eatery, however this place look very good. If you have been eaten in “Embaro” then please let us know.
1973-1969 David Kennedy Wallace for Tennent Caledonian Breweries.
1960 Charles Canning.
Do you have any memories of this West End Bar? If so please leave a comment.