Bar Varia

Bar Varia
Snow Factor, Intu at Soar, Kings Inch Road, Glasgow, PA4 8XQ
  • Telephone 0141 885 7078
  • Bar open Sun–Thu 11am–1am; Fri/Sat 11am–2am
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–9pm; Fri/Sat noon–10pm
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A Bavarian themed bar and restaurant with a panoramic view of Glasgow's indoor ski slope

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This cavernous café bar is an undeniably unique venue with its panoramic views of Glasgow’s only indoor ski slope. Divided loosely into restaurant and bar areas it offers hearty German dishes as well as a range of fast-food items including toasted sandwiches, burgers and pizzas. The sharing ‘haus platters’ are probably the best way to sample the variety of wurst sausages as well as interesting accompaniments such as sauerkraut, warm mustard and enormous baked pretzels. A key feature is the unique range of German beers including unusual Bavarian brews such as Bavarian Helles Lager and Munich Dunkel. Customers’ own selection of music from the juke-box is inevitably eclectic and mostly very loud although the space is big enough to absorb it. The small but enthusiastic young staff do their best to cope with the demands of the restaurant and bar but at times the system can result in long queues.

The List's rating






Jane Allan visited Bar Varia on 22 February 2019
  • High point: Unusual setting providing food and entertainment
  • Low point: Could benefit from refurbishment
  • Notable dish: Chicken schnitzel with mushroom sauce
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £12 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 60 (seated)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Customer's choice jukebox
  • Capacity: 200
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: £13.95 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 3 events at this location

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Bar Varia Quiz Night

Fun trivia and games beside a ski-slope in Renfrew. Hosted by James from VFE quiz nights.

Tue 23 Jul

£1 per player / 0141 885 7078

  • 19:30

Tue 30 Jul

£1 per player / 0141 885 7078

  • 19:30

Tue 6 Aug

£1 per player / 0141 885 7078

  • 19:30
…and 21 more dates until 31 Dec

Great Big Marvel Pub Quiz

Join us on Friday 28th June for The Great Big MARVEL Quiz! Join us and quizmaster James on Friday 26th July for our Great Big Marvel Quiz. Like our weekly quiz but supercharged with superhero themed questions and prizes.  With Endgame breaking box office records and marking the end of an 11 year marvel chapter, we…

Fri 30 Aug

£2 Entry paid on the door /

Oktoberfest at Bar Varia

The Oktoberfest Closing Party This year our Legendary Oktoberfest coincides with the final weekend of the original Oktoberfest in Munich and to celebrate we are going all out. Join us for a night of traditional Bavarian attire, authentic Bavarian food and some of the best German beers available. Not to mention a DJ and…

Sat 5 Oct

£19–£21.50 / 01418857000

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