1102–1106 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TD
  • Box office 0141 357 5454
  • General enquiries 0141 337 3006
  • Opening times Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Seasonal times December: 1am close
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–9pm; Fri/Sat noon–9.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Unknown at this point.
  • Email
  • Website distillbar.co.uk
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Bathed in green light, and with the largest rum selection outside London, Distill offers atmosphere and comfort with inventive and affordable food.

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Nestled within the plethora of neon lights that now adorn the fashionable Finnieston strip, one could all too easily bypass Distill. Don't be fooled though, this is a bar worth turning into. For those who pray to the god of rum this is the hallowed city, holding the largest of cane-sugar selections this side of Greenwich Mean Time. Bar staff will happily mix a Blackwell's Jamaican rum or an Angostura 1919 with fresh fruit to create something really rather memorable. Distill's tacos are the stuff of legend to the pre-club crowd, and the mix will invariably suit those who equally enjoy the latest ambient house and classic techno emanating from the DJ booth. For a real treat try the Andalusian fish stew with chorizo, potato and peas or the falafel wrap with harissa, Turkish salad and flatbread.

  • High point: Lots of rum. Seriously, loads.
  • Low point: Could do with a bit of a spruce up
  • Notable dish: Prawn tacos
  • Private dining: 15-20
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Ambient house and techno
  • Live entertainment: DJs Fri/Sat/Sun (Disco/funk/soul/house/electro/hip-hop
  • Capacity: 40+
  • Largest group: Up to 20
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £17 per bottle

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