Hillhead Bookclub

Hillhead Bookclub
17 Vinicombe Street, Glasgow, G12 8BE
  • 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)
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  • Website www.hillheadbookclub.co.uk
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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
  • Average price: £9 (lunch); £12.50 (dinner)
  • 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

Events at this venue

There are 4 events at this location

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Lady Balls Bingo

It’s time for eyes down in a flutter of false eyelashes and a shower of glitter…the lovely misses Rujazzle, CJ Banks & their gaggle of queens will be taking over Bookclub for a raucous night of {lady balls bingo}. Expect mischief, mayhem and more ball jokes than you can handle, with a five hundred smackers cash prize…

Wed 26 Jun

Free / 0141 576 1700

Part of West End Festival.

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Portrait Club at Poet's Corner

Monday evening portrait drawing class with an experienced tutor. All materials provided and all abilities welcome.

Mon 24 Jun

£8 (Students £6) / 0141 576 1700

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 1 Jul

£8 (Students £6) / 0141 576 1700

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 8 Jul

£8 (Students £6) / 0141 576 1700

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 23 more dates until 16 Dec

Super Market

A fun market showcasing some incredible vintage and antiques sellers alongside some Super Market favourites. Enjoy the best Glasgow has to offer in the heart of the West End at the beautiful Hillhead Bookclub, just off Byres Road. With incredible brunch, lunch and most importantly - cocktails. A fun day out for the whole…

Sun 30 Jun

Free / 0141 576 1700

Part of West End Festival.

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Super Market Vintage

Market celebrating all things vintage, with stalls of fashion, homeware and gifts to peruse.

Sun 30 Jun

Free / 0141 576 1700

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Reviews & features

Neighbourhood Watch: Byres Road, Glasgow

17 Oct 2011

A rough guide to the trendiest road in the West

What's it like? One big road with many little offshoots to appeal to the culture vulture in you. Where's it, like? Off Great Western road if you hang a left at the Botanic Gardens, and just up from Partick. Take the tube to Hillhead station (soon…