Jackson's Bar

Jackson's Bar
95–97 Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G3 6RU
  • Telephone 0141 332 5298
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 11am–midnight; Sun 12.30–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–6pm
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This review is taken from the 2012 edition.

Jackson’s is a welcome addition to Cowcaddens, in its struggle for decent drinking dens – unless spit and sawdust is your tipple. Nearby student accommodation contributes to a mixed clientele that also includes an older crowd from its days as the somewhat more traditional McIntosh’s. Now it’s a bright space – brown leather, dark wood and clean lines leading to a bar flaunting shiny beer taps with Furstenberg, Peroni, Heffenweizen and four ales all available. Grey Goose vodka and its ilk bring up the rear. Food’s not so high-end but impressive for the price: eight chicken wings in a barbecue sauce of pleasing stickiness, a filling plate of mac ’n' cheese, or chicken, haggis and suitably creamy peppercorn sauce. That dish costs a fiver – one would struggle to buy the ingredients for that. It’s also very near the subway station – an interesting development for the infamous ‘clockwork orange’ underground pub-crawl.

  • High point: Fantastic value, great beer selection
  • Low point: A bit out the way
  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Mainstream pop & rock
  • Live entertainment: Live bands Fri or Sat each week; open mic night every Tue
  • Capacity: 95
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £9.99 per bottle