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January 4, 2018
new restaurants and bars in Glasgow in 2018
New restaurants and bars in Glasgow in 2018: street food specialists [Chompsky][1] are launching Gnom cafe in the Southside.

The 5pm Dining blog has been staring at its crystal ball and forecasts the following new restaurants and bars in Glasgow in 2018.

Most of them are yet to open their doors so, if you are feeling peckish, you might want to check out all the wallet-friendly offers from restaurants taking part in the 5pm January Sale.

Opening at some unspecified point in 2018 is The Hopworks, a new East End venture from BrewDog.

Billed as a new approach for BrewDog, Hopworks will be a homebrew emporium housed in reclaimed shipping containers.

Old dog, new tricks?

As well as a bar and beer terrace, the East Campbell Street venue will be equipped with 50 litre pilot brewing kits which will be available for hire by the public.

We have already talked about the proposed launch for Romans Pizzeria on Candleriggs.

From there, it is only a hop, skip and a jump – or indeed a running press slam – to R-Cade on the corner of Saltmarket and Bridgegate.

Opening on the 20th of January, the unit will ‘specialise in computer games consoles from the past five decades; like Atari, Nintendo, Sega, and Playstation’.

And what does this have to do with a food blog, you ask?

Fair point and the link is tenuous. However, as well as providing for all your Tekken needs, R-Cade will also be selling hard-to-find brands of Asian instant noodles.

The Michelin inspectors may not be beating a path to the door anytime soon but we can see a market for R-Cade.

New restaurants and bars in Glasgow in 2018

Heading south of the Clyde, street food pioneers Chompsky are brewing up a new project at 758 Pollokshaws Road.

Called Gnom, the new place is rather gnomically billed as a ‘cafe’.

We don’t know when they are opening, the new location was only announced on the 22nd of December.

However, you can tuck into Chompsky’s innovative grub at their current pop-up home in Broadcast on Sauchiehall Street.

While on the subject of pop-ups, West opened on Woodlands Road in the run-up to Christmas.

‘Liquor, filthy burgers and kick-ass chicken’ are the house specialities.

The pop-up has taken over the premises which formerly housed WEST on the Corner. They  called it a day late last year.

Another restaurant to wave goodbye was Turnip and Enjoy who operated their last ever service on Hogmanay.

When one set of restaurant doors close, another set opens. Returning to our pop-up-turned-permanent theme, El Perro Negro is promising to launch a restaurant in Finnieston in early 2018.

Many of the city’s burger connoisseurs reckon that El Perro Negro is among the best of Glasgow’s burger slingers. Some even say that they are top dog. More news as we get it.

So, for the time being, that is all our new restaurants and bars in Glasgow in 2018.

We will be back tomorrow, with a run-down of new restaurants and bars in Edinburgh in 2018.