Drygate Brewery

Drygate Brewery
85 Drygate, Glasgow, G4 0UT
  • Telephone 0141 212 8810
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 11am–midnight.
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  • Website drygate.com
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Drygate Brewing Co.

Both a brewery and an events space, Drygate hosts the likes of comedy evening, film screenings, live music and markets throughout the year.

The craft beer world is notoriously friendly and collaborative, sharing equipment and knowledge, but a vibrant tie up between Williams Bros, one of Scotland's foremost crafters, and mass-market lager-makers Tennent's is proof of this welcoming, democratic attitude. The result is a keenly branded, media savvy 'experiental' brewery and events space with the clout to take risks, and the strapline: 'Open doors, open minds: whatever it takes'. And it does seem likely that the location of the brewery (right next to Tennent's Wellpark site, in a renovated box factory) and the addition of what will no doubt be a very good pub and restaurant - V @ Drygate, second branch to Edinburgh's hugely successful The Vintage - will attract a new audience to the craft beer cause. Those who get on board can do so in a very hands-on sense: not only can pub guests watch the three launch beers, Outaspace Apple Ale, Gladeye IPA and Bearface Lager, being brewed through a transparent wall, but from June 2014 they'll be able to use the mini Studio brew kit and put their own recipes to the test. Further attractions include the roof terrace beer garden, 24 taps in the bar, brewery shop with extensive non-Drygate stock as well as growlers of any of that day's draughts, and space for gigs, exhibitions and regular events, including a beer club for home brewers and a weekly market. The brewery will have a maximum output of 5,000 hecto-litres, with output focused on limited edition batch runs as well as the core offering.

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Events at this venue

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Big Fish Little Fish: Family Rave

Big Fish Little Fish brings together globally renowned DJs, fun craft and play activities for children, and a multi-sensory dancefloor experience with bubble machines and giant balloons.

Sun 28 May

£6–£8 / 0141 212 8810

  • 14:00

Hans Ray: Riding Life

A talk from bike adventurer, Hans Rey.

Mon 20 Nov

£17 / 0141 212 8810

  • 19:00

Images of Research - the Future in Focus

Discover how research at the University of Strathclyde impacts you and the world around you, through this unique exhibition. The annual ‘Images of Research’ competition will culminate at this event, announcing the winning image and kicking off a weekend-long exhibition.

Fri 16 Jun

Free / 0141 212 8810

18+, accompanied children welcome during day Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Sat 17 Jun

Free / 0141 212 8810

18+, accompanied children welcome during day Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Sun 18 Jun

Free / 0141 212 8810

18+, accompanied children welcome during day Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

The Rachel Newton Band

Folk sounds from Newton and her five-piece band.

Tue 13 Jun

£12 / 0141 212 8810

Ray Harris

Acid jazz fusing Latin vibes, disco and soul.

Sat 17 Jun

£10 / 0141 212 8810

With DopeSickFly.

Session A9

Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie), Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid), Gordon Dunn (his eponymous band), and Adam Sutherland (Croft No 5) get together to play traditionally inspired, contemporary Scottish fiddle music in supergroup Session A9.

Tue 24 Oct

£12 / 0141 212 8810

  • 19:30


A festival dedicated to physical performance, incorporating outdoor, site-specific events for all ages and indoor showcases of performance art. Workshops and masterclasses will also be provided for those wanting to develop their talents. In collaboration with Merchant City Festival and Roofless. The festival includes…

Fri 28 Jul

£5 / 0141 559 4928

Pitch - Scratch evening.

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Sat 29 Jul

Free / 0141 559 4928

Flowerpot Women.

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Urban Market

A curated market celebrating the curious, original and creative.

Sun 18 Jun

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 16 Jul

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Sep

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 15 Oct

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Urban Market Interiors

A curated market similar to the regular Urban Markets but featuring items for your home.

Sun 20 Aug

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 19 Nov

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Vin Gordon & The Real Rock Band

The legendary Jamaican reggae trombonist, who began his career with The Skatalites and played with Bob Marley from 1965 to 1978.

Sat 1 Jul

£14 / 0141 212 8810

Reviews & features

The Vintage @ Drygate: destination drinking and dining in Glasgow

15 Jul 2014

The team-up between Tennent's and Williams Bros is an impressive and expansive cathedral to beer

Anyone drinking or dining out recently can’t fail to have noticed the rise of craft beer and independent breweries, not only across Scotland but globally. Such a phenomenon has this market become that mass producers are getting involved, too – hence…

The Drygate project aims to bring the ethos of Leith's The Vintage to Glasgow

2 May 2014

The Williams Bros complex will contain a craft brewery, bar, restaurant and events space

When the decision was made to award The List’s Eating and Drinking Guide award for Best Newcomer to Leith bar The Vintage in 2013, it wasn’t without a pause for thought. After all, this would be the first time in twenty years of existence that the Guide…