The Rum Shack

The Rum Shack
657–659 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AB
  • Telephone 0141 237 4432
  • Opening times Daily: 11am–midnight.
  • Food served Daily: noon–9.30pm.
  • 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, 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

Events at this venue

There are 9 events at this location

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Barstool Preachers

Punk six-piece from Brighton.

Fri 31 Mar

£8 / 0141 237 4432

With Esperanza.

Chainska Brassika

Energetic reggae/ska and dub band from South East London perform tracks from their debut album, Skinna.

Fri 14 Apr

£8 / 0141 237 4432

Chainska Brassika

Eight-piece ska, reggae and dub band from South East London.

Fri 14 Apr

£8 / 0141 237 4432

The Gatsby Speakeasy

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

Fri 19 May

£10 / 0800 411 8881

Part of Southside Fringe.

Little Roy

Original Jamaican reggae star who has been supplying roots and dub classics since the 60s.

Sat 1 Apr

£10–£12 / 0141 237 4432

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 8 Apr

£5 / 0141 237 4432

Featuring Pussy Mothers live.

Mother, Grim Lusk, Thoth, Cucina Povera

Live and experimental performances from Mother, Grim Lusk, Thoth and Cucina Povera in aid of the MS Society Scotland.

Sat 29 Apr

£5 / 0141 237 4432

Mungo's Hi Fi Soundsystem

Glasgow reggae institution Scotch Bonnet Records present Mungo's Hi Fi and their full soundsystem.

Sat 22 Apr

£6 / 0141 237 4432

Mungo's Hifi and Horseman team up for a tribute to Robbie Robigan Cormack.

Smut Slam: Great Outdoors

Open-mic evening with raw stories based on real experiences.

Mon 17 Apr

£8 (£0–£5; Students £5; Seniors £5) / 07870 375886

Mon 15 May

£8 (£0–£5; Students £5; Seniors £5) / 07870 375886