The Halt Bar
- Telephone 0141 353 6450
- Opening times Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30pm–midnight.
- Website www.thehaltbar.co.uk
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
What seemed like a slow downward spiral at this long-standing Woodlands bar has been swiftly turned around after new owners took over in spring 2013. Sympathetic to the bar’s heritage as a traditional local pub and its reputation for comedy and music in the adjoining venue Halt Two, the owners haven’t altered the appealing old-school look much other than to tidy up the horseshoe bar, and give the place a lick of paint and a good clean. A regular programme of entertainments continues, from weekday blues and comedy nights to DJs, open mic nights and a weekend jazz afternoon. Behind the bar is a much improved selection of local and international beers served by staff who either know their stuff or are being trained. From cask ales and unusual ciders on tap to a fridge of interesting global craft beers from Scotland, the US and elsewhere, the bar offerings also include a new focus on whisky with around two dozen carefully chosen malts. Although a lack of kitchen means minimal sustenance, there are various pies from a local butcher to keep punters fed – followed by a White Russian ice cream if you fancy. A welcome return to form of a Glasgow classic, back to its best thanks to some much needed TLC.
- High point: A city statesman, back from the brink
- Low point: Getting home after a night spent with glorious Old Rosie (7.3%ABV cider)
A well-established, traditional bar serving a constantly evolving range of tasty cask ales, craft beers and malts.
Generations of pub-goers have enjoyed visiting The Halt and with many original features still in place, including an impressive horseshoe bar and dark wood throughout, you can really feel the history in this lovely traditional bar.
Regular live comedy, open mic and live jazz events take place at the Halt.
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- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- Provides: Live music, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: folk, rock, indie
- House wine: £10 per bottle
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A free comedy event picking out some of the Scottish comedy scene's freshest talent.