- Telephone 0141 334 1982
- Bar open Mon–-Sun noon–midnight (lounge Wed–Sun 5pm–midnight)
New owners have maintained the friendly, warm vibe that has kept West Enders popping in this pub for over half a century of great ale and malts.
The future of this 50 year-plus favourite was in doubt last year when owner Alistair Don retired, but after much uncertainty, it was snapped up by the team who run the CCA’s Saramago Café Bar. The old pub remains as loved as ever, with its traditional look and feel retained, and its iconic glowing red livery still a beacon from a distance for drinkers young and old. The venue no longer serves food, but if it’s a friendly pint you’re after, your appetite will be sated. Cask ales are the star of the show (though the wine offer is much improved), with rotating brews from across the UK along with decent malts. Whether you mix it with regulars in the often busy main bar or head upstairs to the lounge, the welcome is friendly and the atmosphere warm. The Doublet, it would seem, is in safe hands.
- High point: The warm welcome
- Low point: No food
- Private dining: Up to 60 covers
- Provides: Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: soul/pop
- Live entertainment: Quiz upstairs
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 60
- Open since: 1961
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £15.50 per bottle
Reviews & features
Bar Crawls: Glasgow - The Subcrawl18 Nov 2011
A truncated version of Glasgow’s infamous subway circuit
The Subcrawl – a circular navigation of pubs nearest the 15 stops of Glasgow’s underground – is an institution not strictly for all. Many stations on the route of the city’s beloved Clockwork Orange, particularly south of the Clyde, emerge in locations…
Glasgow Subcrawl – directions to the bars16 Nov 2011
Maps and walking directions to help you find all the bars on our List-endorsed Subcrawl
So you're off on our (shorter) Subcrawl? We realise that you might need some clear directions (especially as the night wears on), so here are directions and maps showing the routes from the subway stations to all of our listed bars. Enjoy.