The Rum Shack

The Rum Shack
657–659 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AB
  • Telephone 0141 237 4432
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 11am–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–9pm
  • Average price £15 (lunch); £15 (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.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Considering it's been trading for just over a year and a half, Rum Shack is impressively efficient at offering its burgeoning clientele the best Caribbean fare in the city. As you would expect, there are scads of great rum (104, in fact) with Red Leg and apple juice a particularly refreshing alternative to any tired old Cuba Libre. Beers are wonderfully sourced, such as Stag from Trinidad, but where this bar really wins though is in its authentic Caribbean menu. Showing real diversity across the islands, starters of Accra salt fish sit alongside popcorn prawns while mains of marinated jerk, salmon, chicken and pork compete with the sublime goat curry. Making damn sure to cover all bases, the Rum Shack also sports a vibrant beer garden and nights in its downstairs venue where even the great Peter Tosh would’ve loved to party.

  • High point: The curry goat is life affirming
  • Low point: Furniture is a bit mismatched
  • Notable dish: Jerk Salmon
  • Private dining: 270 downstairs in cub.
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Reggae
  • Live entertainment: Live music six nights a week, mainly reggae or acoustic mid week.
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 28
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £15 per bottle

Event times

There are 5 events at this location

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A Costa dos Murmurios

  • 2004
  • 120 min
  • Directed by: Margarida Cardoso
  • Cast: Beatriz Batarda, Filipe Duarte, Monica Calle

During the 1960s when Mozambique was fighting for independence from Portuguese colonial rule. A young woman, Evita, moves from Lisbon to Mozambique to marry a man who is enlisted in the military but the disturbing realities of war threaten their relationship.

Wed 2 Nov

Free / 0141 237 4432

Part of Africa in Motion.


The New York six-piece, known for creating the theme to TV show Justified, performs a mixture of bluegrass and rap.

Fri 18 Nov

£12.50 / 0141 237 4432

The Gatsby Speakeasy

Dress to impress at this speakeasy night. Booking is essential.

Fri 11 Nov

£8 / 0800 411 8881

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 12 Nov

Free / 0141 237 4432

Sat 10 Dec

Free / 0141 237 4432

Machineries of Joy

An evening of live electronic music.

Sat 29 Oct

£6 / 0141 237 4432

A Halloween gig featuring Leatherette, Iona Fortune, Junto Club and Sordid Sound System. Proceeds go to help support the MS Society.