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

Events at this venue

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The 306: Day

The second part of the NTS's trilogy about WWI. Inspired by real events and first-hand accounts, The 306: Day follows the lives of three ordinary women fighting to be heard above the clamour of the First World War.

Wed 17 May

£10–£14 / 0141 221 8886

Candid Cabaret

A variety show from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Musical Theatre performers, with stories, chat, humour and music in a range of genres.

Mon 29 May

£10 (£7.50; Students £7.50; Children £7.50) / 0141 221 8886

Tue 30 May

£10 (£7.50; Students £7.50; Children £7.50) / 0141 221 8886

Wed 31 May

£10 (£7.50; Students £7.50; Children £7.50) / 0141 221 8886

…and 6 more dates until 6 Jun

Friday Night Ceilidh

Celebrate the end of the working-week with a in the Sloans Grand Ballroom.

Fri 28 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0141 221 8886

Fri 5 May

£10 (£8) / 0141 221 8886

Fri 12 May

£10 (£8) / 0141 221 8886

…and 20 more dates until 29 Sep

Glasgow Chamber Choir

The amateur choir was founded in 1994 and plays four to five concerts per year, with a repertoire that stretches from Taverner to the 21st century.

Sun 7 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 221 8886

Concert with St Joris Kamerkoor featuring works by Herbert Howells, Bach, Bruckner and Liszt.

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