Distill

Distill
1102–1106 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TD
  • Telephone 0141 337 3006
  • Opening times Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Seasonal times December: 1am close
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 11am–midnight
  • Food served Mon-Sun 11am-9:30pm
  • Average price £8 (lunch); £17 (evening meal)
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  • Website distillbar.co.uk
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Bathed in green light and with the largest rum selection in Scotland, Distill offers atmosphere and comfort with a hearty nod to local produce within their menu.

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Despite offering over 120 different rum options – the largest selection in Scotland – Distill doesn't feel the need to shout about it too much. Undoubtedly a big draw for many, this bar is also more than just a good rum bar. With its distinctive green lighting, this Finnieston bar (and its past incarnations) has long been a popular place for locals, young aspiring DJs and those who enjoy the cool indoor and outdoor areas. The kitchen boasts a seasonal menu where Shetland mussels, smoked mackerel and beer-battered fish supper all represent a national pride in Scottish produce. Lamb shoulder comes succulent and handsome, working to great effect with the sweetness and freshness of apricots and cumin yogurt. Yet its their brunch and lunch menu that attracts the most devotees with an enviable choice of poached egg varieties served with classic muffin, hollandaise, et al. With schooners of Hop House, West Heferweisen or bottles of Beavertown and Siren Undercurrent Oatmeal IPA, beer lovers will be exclaiming: 'Distill, my beating heart!’

  • High point: The rum selection is epic
  • Low point: When it gets busy staff can disappear
  • Notable dish: Scotch lamb shoulder braised and stuffed with apricots
  • Private dining: 15-20
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Eclectic mix of soul, funk and disco
  • Live entertainment: DJs Fri/Sat/Sun (Disco/funk/soul/house/electro/hip-hop
  • Capacity: 40+
  • Largest group: 16
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

Reviews & features

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