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August 23, 2019

First up the Giffnock Beer Festival is back for a fifth year this Saturday.

Visitors can expect two giant marquees jam-packed with Scotland's finest craft beers, ciders, craft gins and Prosecco.

It is a family-friendly event with fairground rides, street food stalls and DJs. Under 18s are free.

The festival takes place from noon to 8pm at GHA Rugby Club in Braidholm. Tickets.

Pink gin party

On the other side of the M8, the House of Angostura is holding a pink gin and rum party at the Biscuit Factory in Leith on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August.

Attendees will be invited to try classic pink gin cocktails as well as contemporary pink cocktails which mix Angostura® aromatic bitters with modern gins, tonics, berries and Prosecco.

Rum lovers can drop into the Rum Rumpus Room. In addition to stocking Angostura’s range of rums, the space will be filled with live performances featuring aspiring talent from across the Fringe.

And if you are in the market for low or no alcohol drinks, you can gargle on a LLB, the Lo/No alcohol drink combining lemonade, fresh lime and Angostura® aromatic bitters that grew to fame as Australia's post-golf beverage.

As well as street food, there will be live music and DJs. 

Tickets are £15 and include 2 cocktails and 1 Lo/No drink as well as the entertainment.

So long to So L.A.

On a less happy note, Glasgow's So L.A. have announced that they have closed.

The Mitchell Street restaurant had been shut for maintenance but, while it was closed, the owners came to the conclusion that their 'concept is not working'.

All gift certificates and bookings will be honoured at their other venues: The Spanish Butcher, Hutchesons and Butchershop Bar and Grill.

The owners, James and Louise Rusk, will be making a decision on the future of the venue this week.