Koelschip Yard

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Koelschip Yard
686–688 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2QB
  • Telephone 0141 423 2945
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 4pm–midnight; Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30pm–midnight.
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 4pm–midnight; Fri 2pm–midnight; Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30pm–midnight
  • Average price £8 (bar snacks)
  • Email
  • Website www.koelschipyard.beer
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Koelschip Yard

Stripped-back affair with a remarkable range of craft beer and a particular emphasis on sour varieties.

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No Tennent’s, no pints, no cash. The owners of Koelschip Yard have certainly transformed this old Southside pub (previously Kelly’s), with no apologies for only serving craft beer, and only in two-third pints. No kitchen either, but Scotch eggs and charcuterie sausage are fantastic, full of the depth that comes from good produce. ‘Koelschip’ refers to fermentation apparatus associated with sour beer. Accordingly, a fair whack of the 16 lines and the bottles are lambic, gose, or wild, and all the gloriously funky flavours that accompany them. Hoppy pale ale drinkers are well catered for, but it’s the obscure stuff that stands out – from classic Flemish producers through to modern masters Mikkeller. Other taps dedicate themselves to particular breweries – a rotating Magic Rock line, a rotating Kernel line, etc. It’s an approach more commonly found in America, and an exciting development for Glasgow. Koelschip has access to some tremendous beers, and if that’s your thing (and you’re ok with only paying by card), this bar will make you happy.

  • High point: As decent a draught range as anywhere in town; comfortably the best range of sours
  • Low point: No cash payments is controversial
  • Notable dish: Scotch eggs from Aye Love Real Food
  • Average price: £8 (bar snacks)
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Anything and everything, typically pretty cool stuff
  • Capacity: 36
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

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