62 Argyll Arcade, Glasgow, G2 8BG
  • Telephone 0141 221 8886
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 11.30am–midnight; Fri/Sat 11.30am–1am; Sun 12.30pm–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 11.30am–10pm.
  • Average price £13.50 (lunch); £13.50 (evening meal)
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Long-running mac 'n' cheese haunt found in the city centre down a cobbled lane.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Every city needs a place famed for its mac ’n’ cheese and in Glasgow, it’s Sloans. The pub, set down an atmospheric cobbled lane off Buchanan Street and reputed to be among the oldest in town, is even home to Scotland’s Macaroni Appreciation Club (yes, it’s a thing) as if further proof is needed of its local speciality pasta pedigree. Set back from the main thoroughfare of Buchanan Street, it excels in good, affordable pub grub done right – mac ’n’ cheese, obviously, with various toppings including parmesan and blush tomatoes, an excellent steak pie, or hog roast bap and apple sauce. What's more, a cap is doffed to locality in its sourcing, with bread from popular bakery Tapa and there is also a range of entertainment during the week that keeps punters and staff busy, including a pub quiz, musical bingo, a folk night and film nights.

  • High point: Outdoor seating for al fresco dining
  • Low point: Gets noisy on quiz nights
  • Notable dish: Mac 'n' cheese with parmesan and tomato topping
  • Private dining: Up to 300 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop/80s tunes
  • Live entertainment: Tue - movie night (2 film tickets and two meals for £13.95); Wed: folk night; Thu - pub quiz; Fri - ceilidh; Sun - musical bingo;
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 300
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: Sun–Thu £12.20; Fri–Sat £15.20 per bottle

Event times

There are 5 events at this location

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All the Young Nudes

A relaxed life drawing club with music and a bar to aid the flow of inspiration.

Mon 31 Oct

Mon 7 Nov

Mon 14 Nov

…and 6 more dates until 26 Dec

Glasgow Life Drawing and Sketching

This group is for anyone who likes to draw. Unlike other artists like musicians, actors or dancers… people who like to create drawings often do so alone. Once finished they tend to hide their sketch pad somewhere and few people get the pleasure of seeing their work. There's nothing wrong with that but it could also be a…

Mon 31 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 221 8886

All The Young Nudes - life drawing at Sloan's

Mon 7 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 221 8886

All The Young Nudes - life drawing at Sloan's

Mon 14 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 221 8886

All The Young Nudes - life drawing at Sloan's

…and 4 more dates until 12 Dec

Little Birds Indoor Market

Over 20 stalls featuring a range of goodies, with vintage and antique fashion, accessories, cakes and crafts.

Sun 20 Nov

Free / 0141 221 8886

Sun 4 Dec

Free / 0141 221 8886

Sun 11 Dec

0141 221 8886

Sloans Market

Well-heeled weekly outdoor shopping market tucked just off Buchanan Street, with stalls stuffed full of gourmet treats, vintage one-offs and classy crafty things.

Wed 26 Oct

Free / 0141 221 8886

Thu 27 Oct

Free / 0141 221 8886

Fri 28 Oct

Free / 0141 221 8886

…and 51 more dates until 18 Dec

Social Circles (20's to 40's) - Glasgow

Aimed at people aged 18 to 40's, Social Circles is for anyone who wishes to socialise in and around Glasgow, taking part in social, sporting and random activities to help build their social circle and get off the couch more! So, if you're bored of sitting around watching TV and want to do more with your life - we're…

Tue 15 Nov

£8 / 0141 221 8886

Classic Movie and Meal: DIRTY DANCING

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Independent Shopping Guide

From the polished windows and grand granite buildings on Ingram Street to the lo-fi galleries that line Parnie Street, the Merchant City is a tale of two shoppers: as one strolls in and out of top boutiques, paper bags flapping in the wind and metal…