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April 10, 2019

First up, we bring you a foaming pint of pop-ups.

Wheesht Bar is a new pop-up which opens today on Claremont Street in Glasgow. Slinging drinks from 5pm to late, Wednesday to Sunday, it is billed as 'Glasgow's speakeasy'.

They are currently taking appointments for table bookings. Their Facebook page doesn't give much away but we'll eat our chuddies if cocktails are not involved.

Sticking with Finnieston, we see that Derby Lane is advertising for staff.

Pencilled in for an April opening, the Argyll Street bar and restaurant will be dishing up everything from breakfast to cocktails.

Avalon Bar - new dive vibe

A hop, skip and a jump away, the long-running Avalon Bar on Kent Road by the Mitchell Library is changing tack.

Serving drinks since when Queen Victoria was on the throne, the pub has served the local community for more than a hundred years.

Most recently, it has announced plans to go for more of a dive bar aesthetic.

Look out for DJs and live acts.

Blood and wine

Right, back to pop-ups.

In Edinburgh, the Pop-Up Geeks are back on Market Street with Blood and Wine (main pic above is from their Facebook), their Westeros-inspired drinks bar. Running until Sunday 26th May, the pop-up is timed perfectly for the release of the final season of Game of Thrones.

If you can't get enough GOT then you may want to grab tickets for their related event - Wines of the Seven Kingdoms.

Taking place at The Hub on Sunday 14th April, visitors can taste upwards of 40 different wines chosen to match those mentioned by George R.R.Martin in his epic work A Song of Ice and Fire.

We understand that medieval food options will be available. Probs best leave your sword and longbow at home though.




A few blogs back, we mentioned that The Little White Pig pub was going to open on Dublin Street.

Back then, we had no menu details. Now we do.

Guests can tuck into little bites such as chorizo in cider; salt and pepper squid; padron peppers and our old chum, chips.

If you have a larger appetite, you might want to tackle a plate of milk-poached, smoked haddock; mussels with bacon or the steak of the day.

There are also breakfast choices such as the house take on eggs Benedict - local free range eggs, shredded and glazed gammon, Hollandaise, toasted sour dough and pea shoots.