The Buff Low Café

The Buff Low Café
142 Bath Lane, Glasgow, G2 4SQ
  • Telephone 0141 248 1777
  • Bar open Mon–Fri 5pm–3am; Sat/Sun 1pm–3am
  • Average price £14 (evening meal)
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2013 edition.

Secreted down a typically undulated City Centre backlane, the Buff Low Café is another feather for the Butterfly and the Pig – who now have so much stuff going on in this building that it is turning into a leisure complex. Reshaped from a reclaimed bit of the Buff Club, which is entered by a door from the bar, it's a lot less quirky than the conjoined Butterfly basement bar-bistro, with a faint whiff of the stated 1920s prohibition vibe, though it's essentially a rather cool sports bar. Low-lit and compact, it has a few booths and a central high table – geared towards appreciating the exertions on the projector screen or watching occasional live bands. A handful of global beers and spirits, are joined by a few taps including Blue Moon. Dining options, due to be uprated soon, feature US-themed bar snacks including Buffalo and Kentucky chicken options, chilli dogs and burgers.

  • High point: A cool backlane hide-away
  • Low point: Glasgow's backlanes aren't the prettiest
  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Live entertainment: Occasional live bands
  • Open since: 2013
  • House wine: £ per bottle