Glasgow School of Art: The Vic Café Bar
- Telephone 0141 353 4540
- Bar open 11am–midnight (Club nights open till 3am)
- Food served Mon–Sat 10am–10pm. Closed Sun.
- Website www.theartschool.co.uk
The Vic Café Bar is a hubbub of creative activity that specialises with an impressive menu that captures more than just students.
UPDATE, JUNE 2018: Following the fire at the Glasgow School of Art, the Vic Café is currently closed, check their website and social media for updates on reopening.
A hive of activity whatever time of day, Glasgow School of Art's Vic Café Bar is so called because it was fitted out by students with the remnants of the original Victoria Café in the Southside of the city. The Vic is now part of the Reid Building, which opened in 2014. While students make up the bulk of the trade, the venue – just a block from Sauchiehall Street – merits investigation. From the lunchtime buzz to evening shows, food plays a major part of what the café does. And it does it well. The menu is creative, catering for those grabbing a sandwich or after heartier dishes. The vegan chimichanga is a wonderfully calorific deep-fried burrito, with chipotle bean stew and plenty of melted cheese. Burgers impress too, with a £7 deal also including a pint. Pizza deals and cocktails come to the fore in the evenings, while a rotating craft beer selection, with coloured stickers denoting price, is another charm of a venue which has no shortage of charisma.
- Private dining: Up to 120 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Live entertainment: Club nights, gigs, poetry nights, exhibitions which rotate weekly
- Capacity: 70 (10 outdoors)
- Largest group: 70
- Open since: 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- House wine: £17 per bottle
Events at this venue
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Dark alternative pop is the chosen genre of this New Zealand-originating singer-songwriter.
Sat 18 May 2019
£11 / 0141 353 4540
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead return to the UK to celebrate 20 years of their seminal album MADONNA
Thu 7 Feb 2019
£22 / 0141 353 4540
The Brooklyn-based art-rock outfit, currently much-happening in NYC, channel influences from post-punk, contemporary pop, hip-hop, krautrock, and folk-derived narrative songwriting.
Fri 15 Feb 2019
£13.75 / 0141 353 4540
Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 Barras After Party
Official after-party for the Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, Stanley Odd and Medicine Men Barrowland Ballroom gig.
Sat 22 Dec
Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 4540
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