Grunting Growler

Grunting Growler
51 Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G3 8RF
Photo of Grunting Growler

Bottle shop and with 6-tap mini-bar with an impressive and ever-changing range of over 100 craft beers.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019/20 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

This place, on a subdued street a block back from the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, isn’t technically a bar. It’s a bottle shop with beer taps and a tasting licence, the type of place which is pretty common across the Atlantic in the US. Grunting Growler is the only one in the fair city of Glasgow, and it’s a real asset to be appreciated. Owner Jehad Hatu, a native of Chicago, is always on-site with an energy and knowledge of beer that really adds to the experience of sitting at the narrow tables on refashioned beer kegs. It closes at 10pm, but until then you can choose from over 100 bottles and cans, as well as at least 5 draught beers that will cover a broad range of the craft beer spectrum. You can also grab a growler and fill it up to enjoy at home. There are bigger and more categorical ranges in town, but this is as discerning a place as you’ll find.

  • High point: It's all about the beer
  • Low point: Early closing time
  • Music on stereo: Hip hop and pop
  • Capacity: 20
  • Open since: 2016
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).