The Duchess of Argyle is the latest Finnieston bar from Kained Holdings.
The Argyle Street bar is the ninth venture in total from Kained Holdings and the fifth in Finnieston.
Billed as a Mexican party bar, The Duchess of Argyle will serve authentic Mexican street food, tequilas, mezcal and raicilla spirits from Saturday.
To celebrate the opening, a mariachi band will take to the streets from 6pm. The first 100 lucky customers through the door will feast on £1 tacos.
Mexican street food
The street food joint will open just a stone’s throw away from the original Lebowski’s where Kained Holdings first started.
As well as five venues in Finnieston, Kained Holdings also operates Lebowski’s units in Edinburgh and Glasgow’s Southside, The Kelbourne Saint on Queen Margaret Drive and The Crafty Pig on Great Western Road.
‘The Duchess of Argyle will be different from anything else in the city,’ said Kained Holdings MD, Graham Suttle. ‘Imagine a traditional Victorian boozer transformed into a brash and accessible Mexican party bar. As with everything we do, it will surprise and delight our customers. Across our nine venues there is something for everyone. Here, customers can expect a fast-paced, intense environment.
‘The Duchess of Argyle is perfect for foodies looking for a different experience from that of traditional restaurants. The food is fresh and authentic, while the drinks selection is of the highest quality… Finally, Finnieston has a real party bar!”
Among the food options will be tacos and antojitos alongside an extensive agave spirit selection.
The menu was devised by Kained Holding executive development chef Scott Leask. Prior to joining Kained he sailed around the world on luxury yachts where he developed a passion for Mexican cuisine.
No Tex Mex at latest Finnieston bar
The former Scottish young chef of the year said: ‘We always strive to innovate. Glasgow has so many amazing restaurants to be proud of, but there are still some things it sorely lacks.
‘Authentic traditional Mexican food hasn’t really been done in the city and we’re confident we’re the ones to do it right.
‘The food speaks for itself, it couldn’t be further from the Tex-Mex people have come to expect.’
For fans of Mexico’s most famous cocktail, the venue can lay claim to Tapatio tequila’s only margarita machine in the world.
The public house and taqueria is open until 1am at weekends with some of Glasgow’s most sought after DJs on the decks.
Kained Holdings have played a huge part in Finnieston’s renewal. The Duchess joins their other venues – Lebowskis, Porter and Rye and The Finnieston – on the popular Finnieston strip. The Drugstore Social is on nearby Old Dumbarton Road.