Glasgow School of Art: The Vic Café Bar
- Telephone 0141 353 4540
- Bar open 10am–midnight (Club nights open till 3am)
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–10pm. Closed Sun.
- Website www.theartschool.co.uk/cafebar/
The Vic Café Bar is a hubbub of creative activity that specialises with an impressive menu capturing more than just students.
Adjacent to the historical Mackintosh building – devastated by a second fire in 2018 – on the corner of Renfrew Street and Scott Street lies the Vic Café Bar. Attracting a student based crowd, due to its reasonable prices, accessibility to the Art School and a wide variety of events and club nights, it is buzzing with energy and creativity all day. The bar has an industrial-style interior, decorated with exposed brick and red iron, juxtaposed with quirky hand-painted menu boards and highlighted with fresh flowers and plants. The menu caters to those ready for a quick bite before a lecture or those after a hot meal and a boardgame marathon, featuring a good vegetarian selection and hosting a variety of vegan and gluten-free options also. The almost creamy slow-cooked lamb, is accented with tangy yoghurt, nutty tahini and coleslaw to provide a much-needed crunch, all wrapped in a soft floury flatbread washed down with a pint picked from a selection of rotating craft lagers. Just up the hill from Sauchiehall Street, it’s worth the climb.
- 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
- Music on stereo: Wide variety of eclectic music
- Live entertainment: Club nights, gigs, poetry nights, exhibitions which rotate weekly
- Capacity: 80 (10 outdoors)
- Largest group: 80
- Open since: 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- House wine: £18 per bottle
Events at this venue
Epilepsy Scotland Christmas Market
Annual Christmas market with over 20 stalls, a raffle and Santa Claus himself.
Sat 30 Nov
Free (donations welcome) (Santa visit ticket £4) / 0141 353 4540
- 11:00 – 16:00
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