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
  • Email
  • Website www.snowfactor.com/bar-varia/
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Birra Moretti

A Bavarian themed bar and restaurant with a panoramic view of Glasgow's indoor ski slope

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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
5

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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

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