Enticing bar courtesy of drinks guru Andy Gemmell, with whiskies galore and classy cocktails in a traditional setting.
Rarely does a bar make as assured a debut as the Gate’s. It’s no surprise, with Andy Gemmell of the Drinks Cabinet at the helm, and a serious team of pros backing him up. But still — it’s great for Glasgow as a whole and the Gallowgate in particular. Look for the sexy yellow lightning bolt opposite the Barras, and step into a snug space of stone and wood, and more than 150 malts. The Gate is slick, but also welcoming – big smiles, warmth all round, and colour coded pricing for those whiskies — indicative of their abiding principle that nothing about drinking here should be intimidating. The Tennent’s tap sits alongside a draft cocktail tap (yep) and the food menu consists of toasties on (marvellously, and correctly) thick white sandwich bread. Cocktails are classic, and classy; made with precision and panache. So far they’ve had takeover events from ultra-cool London bar Blackrock and Edinburgh’s Mexican restaurant El Cartel. And then there’s a certain Mr Beckham, who chose to relaunch his Haig Club whisky here. They also do alcohol-free Mondays, which is truly daring in the drinking culture of Glasgow. A genuinely brilliant bar.
An East End neighbourhood bar dedicated to everything great about Scotland. Located across from The Barrowland Ballroom serving up great drinks for all. #LookforTheYellowDoor
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- Provides: Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Cool beats
- Capacity: 45
- Open since: July 2019
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
- House wine: £18 per bottle