The Rum Shack

The Rum Shack
657–659 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AB
  • Telephone 0141 237 4432
  • Opening times Daily: 11am–midnight.
  • Bar open Mon-Sun 11am–midnight
  • Food served Mon-Sun noon–9.30pm.
  • Average price £9.90 (set lunch); £14.50 (evening meal)
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Not even just a little bit of the Caribbean in the Southside The Rum Shack is either the new reason to go to the Southside or your new favourite neighbourhood bar.

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A Caribbean island in Glasgow's Southside, this colourful bar boasts a gantry of rum, authentic cuisine and chilled-out vibes. Beer drinkers can enjoy offerings from Mexico, Cuba, Trinidad and Brazil, and to help guide spirit drinkers through the vast collection of rum they've selected four simple serves and six original cocktails, including the Marchtown Swizzle – a sweet mix of Dark Matter rum, honey and ginger syrup, and orange blossom. The great-value weekday lunch menu features a jerk chicken burger and Jamaican vegetable curry, while in the evening you can order from the Dutch Pot or the Jerk Pit. It's hearty food served in generous portions, with skilfully blended Caribbean spices. The slow-cooked ‘chicken brown down’ is beautifully tender, while the Trini street food of chickpea curry on flatbreads is fragrant and topped with a coriander salsa. In good weather the funky beer garden means you can enjoy a rum in the sun.

  • High point: Promoting rum culture with zero pretension
  • Low point: No room left to try the sweet potato scone
  • Notable dish: Chicken brown down – stew chicken served with Trini-style macaroni pie and callaloo
  • Average price: £9.90 (set lunch); £14.50 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 250 downstairs in club.
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Reggae
  • Live entertainment: Live music during the week, DJs at weekends, all sorts in the space downstairs including music, theatre and community groups
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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Black Peaches

Black Peaches are touring in support of their stunning new album 'Fire in The Hole' - released in May. 'Fire In the Hole' is the long-awaited follow up to their critically acclaimed 2016 debut 'Get Down You Dirty Rascals'. It is a dazzling a display of musicianship, just as accomplished, if not more so, than its…

Thu 30 May

£11 / 0141 237 4432

The Gatsby Speakeasy at the Southside Fringe

Dress to impress at this speakeasy night.

Fri 17 May

£10 / 0800 411 8881

Booking is essential.

  • 19:30 – 00:00

Gladdy Wax

Bass Warrior Sound System presents Gladdy Wax at the Rum Shack. Gladdy Wax is one of the UK's best loved revival dee jays and sound system operators. He started out on his own Leisure Sound System in the early 1970's but was soon recruited by Birmingham's mighty Quaker City Sound. He has been running his famous Gladdy…

Fri 10 May

£7.92 / 0141 237 4432

Jagger [Supreme London] + Mother [Concrete Cabin]

Rumshack Steve invites skate legend and Soho's Supreme Store Manager Dan "Jagger" Ball up to Glasgow to spin reggae, roots, dancehall and more from his enviable (just check his instagram) collection, ably supported by Rubadub staffer and 1/2 of Concrete Cabin, Mother. Artwork by Al White Supporting the MS Society

Sat 29 Jun

£7.92 / 0141 237 4432

Rumshack Steve Presents (Reggae, Dub, Dancehall)

After booking a solid run of guests (including Robert Bergman, Fergus Clark, DJ Skimask, Bokeh Versions, Neggy Deville, Letitia Pleiades, Steve Barker, Sunun, Charlie McCann and General Echo Sound System) Rumshack Steve takes the reins for the night spinning all things reggae, dub, dancehall, roots, rockers and other…

Sat 27 Apr

£3.73 / 0141 237 4432

Rumshack Steve's Vocal Or Version-1st Annual DJ Relay

LIMITED £3 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW The rules are simple: 5 records (7" vinyl) 15 mins playing time (average 3 min a record) Genres must be reggae, dub, roots, rockers, ska, dancehall - you get it right?! You can either play the Vocal or Version, no flipping it to play the dub. Special guest…

Sat 25 May

£3.73 / 0141 237 4432

TuFlamenco: Primavera Flamenca

A concert of flamenco.

Sun 26 May

£13.45 / 0141 237 4432

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