108 Argyle Street / 62 Argyll Arcade, Glasgow. G2 8BG. Tel: 221 8886.
Sloan’s is the oldest restaurant in the city established in 1797.
One of the stained glass windows in Sloan’s.
To read more on the history of Sloan’s read my book.
Two years ago Sloan’s was taken over by Colin Barr, and had a face-lift despite it being a listed building. Colin is well known in Glasgow and owns the Bier Halle Republic and the Salty Dog, when he took over Sloan’s it was the first time he was the owner of a tavern. It was renamed Bastille’s.
It was a very hard job to take over such a large project as Sloan’s has suffered over the past ten years or so with so many bars and restaurants in the area competing for the same customers. This became a reality as his new project closed a year afterwards in 2006.
Various views of Bastille at Sloan’s August 2005.
The St Andrew’s Day Dinner of the Royalty Burns Club, held in Sloan’s, with Mr Robert Meiklem presiding, was one of the most successful of the series.
The company of 130 made a record collection of £86 for the Burns benevolences, the appeal for which was made by A Laing (Sandeman and Sons).
Pictures above are J K McIntosh, immediate past president; R Meiklem, president; H McCrostie, secretary; P Robertson. Can you identify the man on the far right?
Well-known licensees’ of Sloan’s were William Hunter-1874 to 1898. David Sloan- 1899-1930s. Walter Myron 1940-1970.
Mr David Sloan. 1899.
Mr Walter Myron. 1966.
Do you have any memories of Sloan’s? then please let us know.
Interior view of the dining room. 1930s.
Interior view of Sloan’s Arcade Cafe. 1930s.
Staircase in Sloan’s. 1930s.
This Menu from the Arcade Cafe when Walter Myron occupied the premises.
Interior view of the main bar. 1953.
Interior view of Walter Myron’s new cocktail lounge. 1961.
To view a more detailed menu just click on it and copy to your computer, but remember this is all copyright and must not be shared without my permission.
Sloan’s advert 1975.
Sloan’s Doubles Bar advert 1975.
Sloan’s advert 1977.
Sloan’s advert 1979.
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