McIntyre’s Bar, 168 Stobcross Street, Glasgow.
Mr John McIntyre. 1887.
John McIntyre was a native of Perthshire. In 1869 John travelled to England to seek his fortune, finding it hard to get the right job he returned to Scotland. He arrived in Glasgow and served his time with William Teacher & Son one of the biggest whisky merchants in the city. Mr McIntyre stayed with the same firm for over 12 years. He ventured out on his own taking over premises at 3 Bishop Street, Anderston, soon afterwards taking over another pub at 166 Stobcross Street. He employed Robert Hendry to manage his first pub, while he looked after the larger pub. John had his own 7 year old blend of whisky called “Highland Cream” which was said to be just as good as Teachers whisky. John modelled his business like William Teacher’s pubs except he also stocked beer, John Calder’s, and Alloa bitter in his pubs, William Teacher & Son only sold whisky.
In the Scottish licensed trade news in 1888 there was another John McIntyre( no relation) it stated We meet pretty often John McIntyre, of London Street and James Watt Street. Mr McIntyre is known as the tailor of the wine and spirit trade, and he is the bot to give “fits.” He is not much as regards size, but he supplies the stoutest publicans in Glasgow to their satisfation. He is known as the licensed tailor.