Stylish, casual bar dishing out cocktails and small plates from a Finnieston corner.
Crescent is the latest incarnation of the unit that was most successfully the Ivy, back before Finnieston was trendy and the Ivy in London had a problem with a Glasgow bar sharing their name. ‘Good Drinks & Food To Share’ is what it says on the windows, which is fair enough. As a place to drink, it’s a nice use of the space – natural wood and lots of air and light. The usual array of craft beer and boutique gins are on show, and it definitely feels like a safe, assured newcomer in an area that’s increasingly driven by what weekend and Hydro customers are expecting. But Crescent have kept things Asian with the food, with some basic bao buns, wings and various other spicy dishes on a concise menu that fills a hole, though not perhaps with the vibrancy and punch of similar plates found elsewhere in the city. Still, with fish and chips and mac and cheese and a burger as well, there should be something for everyone.
- Provides: Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Clubby beats
- Capacity: 40
- Open since: 2019