Bruadar presents well-stocked beer & burger options to Glasgow's West End
Beer and a burger – Bruadar’s is a simple enough formula, but with so many quality variables it is one which delivers genuinely satisfying results. Twenty burgers include the expected beefy standards, a few chicken and five vegetarian choices – all individually titled, including ‘the chilli death’ with its accompanying health warning. All are thoughtfully presented, impressively generous, and accompanied by a cute bucket of skinny chips, coleslaw and dill pickle – with nice price tags that get even nicer before 6pm when six burgers cost £6 each. There are also brunch choices until 5pm, sharing boards featuring mini burgers, and salads.
The choice of beers is as overwhelming as the burgers. Look out for the taps, not on the bar but stylishly presented on the wall behind, where Scottish craft beer favourites from BrewDog, Tempest and Black Isle join kegs from other innovative UK, Belgian and US breweries. With 12 permanent pumps and eight rotating cask/keg ales it’s hard to know where to start – but the third-pint tasting measures certainly help.
Spread over two floors, Bruadar (‘dream’ in Gaelic) is an attractive, minimalistic venue with bench seating downstairs and a more intimate mezzanine, all flooded with light from the large window looking out up Byres Road, while the outdoor seating could make it an appealing spot when the weather’s right. Opened in late 2011, it already looks set to have a longer life than those previously defeated in this tricky location.
Bruadar, The Millhouse, 2 Partickbridge Street, West End, G11 6PL
0141 337 1200
Ave. price two-course meal: £13 (lunch / dinner)