- Telephone 0141 221 7705
- Bar open Mon–Thu 11am–midnight; Fri/Sat 11am–3am. Closed Sun unless event on
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–8pm
- Average price £10 (lunch); £10 (evening meal)
- Website www.theadmiralbar.com
Traditional bar hosting folk music, pub quizzes, live sports and club nights, with generous burgers, stone-baked pizzas and seriously cheesy macaroni.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
This traditionally fronted bar located in the city's financial district doesn't need attention-grabbing A-boards to draw in crowds for lunch or post-work drinks. Inside the domed ceiling is reminiscent of a ship's hull, with stained-glass windows hinting at the buildings maturity. The menu offers generously portioned burgers, pizzas and sandwiches, with a weekly selection of specials. The New Yorker ciabatta is crammed with pastrami, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese while the Wolf of Waterloo Street burger tops a high-quality beef patty with a hefty slab of haggis and a wheel of chorizo. Behind the bar there's a focus on Scottish craft beer and Scottish gins, as well as a growing selection of rum choices. With several booths equipped with their own TVs, tables book up fast for big games. A pub quiz, live folk and regular club nights in the venue complete the live entertainment.
- High point: Original burger topping combinations
- Low point: Draught beer a little uninspiring
- Notable dish: The Wolf of Waterloo Street burger – beef burger, haggis, chorizo, mozzarella, chilli sauce
- Private dining: Up to 80 covers
- Provides: Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Disco, funk, 80s and 90s indie.
- Live entertainment: Live folk, club nights, quiz night
- Capacity: 130
- Largest group: 80
- Open since: 2005
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £10 per bottle
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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
Folk duo playing timeless songs on mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar.
Massaoke 80s Special
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Massaoke At The Movies
Sing along to some iconic movie numbers with the live band.
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Sat 11 Mar
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Northern soul band from the Midlands, rocking the old school rhythm'n'blues sound on Hammond and horns.