- Telephone 0141 576 1700
- Bar open Mon–Fri 11am–midnight; Sat/Sun 11am–midnight.
- Food served Mon–Fri noon–10pm; Sat/Sun 10am–10pm.
- Average price £9 (lunch); £12.50 (evening meal)
- Website www.hillheadbookclub.co.uk
Just around the corner from Hillhead Library sits the Hillhead Bookclub. While the former caters for actual kids the latter has plenty to excite those wishing to relive the halcyon days of their youth. In the wings of the upper tier you can choose to challenge friend or foe to some retro gaming or best them at a lively bout of ping pong. Either of these endeavours, however, is always best undertaken after a few pints of Dead Pony Pale Ale, served in beer mugs not seen since the demise of working men's clubs. Yet for all its quaint touches this bar is forward thinking when it comes to its food; offering a separate vegetarian and meat menu. The spinach and potato saag is lovingly prepared while the Stornoway black pudding-stuffed chicken is as tasty as it is ornate, proving the Bookclub is more than just a novel idea.
- High point: A very beautiful and unique building
- Low point: Lager options could be better
- Notable dish: Pie of the Day
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: House/Disco/Hip hop/Retro
- Live entertainment: DJs 5 night a week; Vintage fairs, Sun. Ping pong tournament, Mon. sewing classes, Tues.
- Capacity: 180
- Largest group: 100
- Open since: 2010
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £15.95 btl £17.95 ltr per bottle
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