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.
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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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Glasgow's longest-running club residency brings you a monthly dose of northern soul, heavyweight funk, Tamla Motown, 60s freakbeat, dynamite ska, easy listening and psychedelic soundtracks.

Sat 3 Mar

£5 / 0141 237 4432

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Invisible Inc

Showcase of electro, wonk and psychedelic synths from Glasgow label Invisible Inc, plus visuals, lights and lasers.

Fri 16 Mar

£5 / 0141 237 4432

Live fourth world music from Komodo Kolektif.

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Loosen Up!

David Barbarossa, Fergus Clark and Charlie McCann play disco classics, afro-synthers, boogie secrets-not-secrets, cross over dubwises, strawberry jammers and party platters.

Sat 10 Mar

£3 / 0141 237 4432

Sat 14 Apr

£3 / 0141 237 4432

Sat 12 May

£3 / 0141 237 4432

…and 7 more dates until 8 Dec


DJ, producer and vocalist Maya Medvesek, aka Nightwave, hits the decks to spin her forward-thinking interpretations of techno, ghetto house, electro, dance and garage.

Fri 2 Mar

£3 / 0141 237 4432

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Parly B & Digital Foundation Band

MC Parly B comes to Scotland for the first time with a fresh live show alongside the Digital Foundation band.

Wed 28 Mar

£6–£8 / 0141 237 4432

Roots Rock Reggae Against Racism

Live music launching Roots Rock Reggae Against Racism.

Fri 23 Feb

£5 (tbc) / 0141 237 4432

  • 20:00 – 01:00

Sunny Govan Fundraiser

Fundraiser with live music and DJs.

Fri 9 Mar

£10 / 0141 237 4432

  • 20:00 – 01:00