Glasgow School of Art: The Vic Café Bar

Glasgow School of Art: The Vic Café Bar
Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association, 20 Scott Street, Glasgow, G3 6PE
  • Telephone 0141 353 4540
  • Bar open 10am–midnight (Club nights open till 3am)
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–10pm. Closed Sun.
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The Vic Café Bar is a hubbub of creative activity that specialises with an impressive menu capturing more than just students.

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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.

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Kevin Scott visited Glasgow School of Art: The Vic Café Bar on 7 February 2018
  • High point: Being immersed in the art school campus vibe
  • Low point: No weekday service until 10am
  • Notable dish: Vegan chimichanga
  • 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

There are 6 events at this location

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Aklama Makumba and the Ghana Footsteps

As part of Counterflows Festival 2019 Music starts at 10pm

Sat 6 Apr

£6.88 / 0141 353 4540

Aldous Harding

Dark alternative pop is the chosen genre of this New Zealand-originating singer-songwriter.

Sat 18 May

£11 / 0141 353 4540

Humming Dogs / Triple Negative

Music starts 9.30pm As part of Counterflows Festival 2019

Fri 5 Apr

£8.97 / 0141 353 4540

Jim C Nedd & Palm Wine (dj) / Ashanti (dj)

As part of Counterflows Festival 2019

Sat 6 Apr

£6.88 / 0141 353 4540

Mc Carol / Lyzza (dj) / Nena Etza (dj)

As part of Counterflows Festival 2019

Fri 5 Apr

£6.88 / 0141 353 4540

Nubiyan Twist

The 12-piece collective perform groove driven music from around the world with soundsystem culture and jazz inspired improvisation, and a catchy horn section.

Fri 22 Mar

£13.20 / 0141 353 4540

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