- Telephone 0141 212 8810
- Bar open Mon–Sun 11am–midnight.
- Website drygate.com
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.
There are 8 events at this location
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Winner of 2014's X Factor.
The Cat's Pyjamas Open Mic
Open mic night, hosted by Hannibal's Pantry and Loddzilla.
The English Beat
Formerly known as 'The Beat', the veteran ska and two tone group tour songs from The Beat, General Public and Dave Wakeling's solo stuff.
Monthly spoken word night on the third Wednesday of the month, with local talent, guest comedians and big name headliners.
A curated market celebrating the curious, original and creative.
Sun 6 Nov
Urban Market Christmas
An urban market with Christmas Stuff; after choosing 11 pairs of gloves, you'll have earned yourself a beer.
Urban Market Fashion and Design
An urban market specialising in fashion and design.
Reviews & features
The Vintage @ Drygate: destination drinking and dining in Glasgow15 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 Glasgow2 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…