Thursday, September 24

swift one -variety bar

Photo from LindaKuster on flickr
Photo from Hollabb on flickr.
Interior shot from TGKW on flickr. No idea who that dude is.
The Variety Bar is an oasis of art deco fronted/old man drinking/chinese restaurant goldflake decor/lp playing country music on fridays/yer pal used to tend bar there calm at the west end of Glasgow's Sauchiehall St. Daytime calm at least. (Sauchiehall St. is a mass of shops, pubs, dodgy pubs, lunch places, the Center For Contemporary Arts and nearby is the Glasgow School of Art.) Hell no, the Variety does not have a website... but the kitchen does not get above its station, and drinks are inexpensive pints and small ones. Description here captures it. Def' add to your list...

Bonus is the similarly deco Kings Cafe next door. Out of this world potato fritters. Photo below from Cumbo on flickr.