The Drugstore Social

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The Drugstore Social
67 Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G3 8RF
  • Telephone 0141 560 2644
  • Bar open Sun-Thu 11am–11pm; Fri/Sat 11am-midnight
  • Food served Sun–Thu 10am–9pm; Fri/Sat 10am–10pm
  • Average price £5 (set lunch); £12 (evening meal)
  • Website www.drugstoresocial.com
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The Drugstore Social

A cosy neighbourhood café-deli by day and sophisiticated cocktail bar by night, the Drugstore Social offers customers quality meats and vegetables paired with the best wines and liquor on the market.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2017 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

The design and décor of the Drugstore Social is clear evidence that they believe fine food and drink to be good medicine for the soul – you'll find no snake oil salesmen in here. Perhaps put the health kick on hold as sharing platters abound from the compact kitchen, with cured meats, pickled vegetables and sumptuous cheeses that well prepare you for the rustic and deeply satisfying mains to follow. The selection on offer looks like a poachers’ hitlist with shredded pheasant gamekeeper's pie, paper-baked fish of the day and venison with lemon and thyme gremolata to pick from. The wines are well chosen, and the selection of cocktails mixed with authority, with some coming in punch bowls and bottles to share, brimming with fresh ingredients and homemade concoctions. While this beautifully wood-panelled and pharmaceutically minded bar sits subtly in a quiet backstreet at the foot of Yorkhill, it's only a matter of time until it becomes the drop-in place for people to get their fix.

  • High point: Melt in your mouth meats
  • Low point: Not a substantial selection of draught beers
  • Notable dish: Gamekeepers pie
  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • 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: Indie rock and soul
  • Live entertainment: Sunday open mic/Monday quiz
  • Capacity: 40-45
  • Largest group: 40-45
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

Reviews & features

2017 edition of The List Eating and Drinking Guide is released

18 Apr 2017

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The 2017 edition of The List Eating and Drinking Guide is out and available to buy Wed 19 Apr. In the guide, the 24th annual round-up of the eating out scene in Edinburgh and Glasgow, nearly 1000 eating and drinking venues have been covered by a team of…