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The Calypso Bar.

1397 Argyle Street, Glasgow. G3 8AN. Tel: 01413341831. Opening Times Sat 12pm to 12am Sun 12.30pm to 12am.

The Calypso Bar

Calypso Bar. 1991.

This pub opened its doors in 1960 and was owned by popular publican William Martin.

In the last ten years this pub has had a complete make over it also had a name change the Hogshead. A Whitbread alehouse with a fine selection of real ales. Another name that it's had over the years is J.D. Simpsons Bar. It is now called Blas, a fine cafe, bar, restaurant.

Calypso Interior

Mr & Mrs McDonald (Firhill Tavern) and William Martin (The Calypso) 1970s.

Bill Martin group photo 1970

Golfing Vintners' Big Night Out.

The Glasgow Vintners Golf Club's annual dinner and dance and presentation of prizes in the Eagle Lodge, Bishopbriggs, was a tremendous Success.

Pictured shows a group of prizewinners. from left Charles Sweeney, Arlington Bar (Captain's Prize); Jack Devlin, Oxford Bar (Cantrell & Cochrane Cup); John Boyle, Waverley Bar (Queen Anne Trophy); Tony Ferry, Alamo Bar, Paisley (Silver Stag and Club Championship); Hugh McLaughlin, Ascot Bar (Dunn & Moore Coronation Cup); Peter Smith Shedden's Bar (Skol Cup); Bill Martin, Calypso Bar (Vintner's Tankard); Eddie Smythe, Anvil Bar (The Younger Putter); Ian Kennedy Molls Mire (The Brady Trophy).

Bill Martin group photo 1974

Left to right Mr J Flynn, president of the Glasgow Vintners; Mrs Flynn; Mr George Ramster, secretary of the Glasgow Association; Mrs J Waterson; Mr W Martin, Calypso Bar; Mrs Ramster and John Waterson. 1974.

In recent years this pub has had some name changes including Museo,Blas and now The West Bar. 2010.

The Lock Inn 2017

The Lock Inn. Another name change.

Up-To-Date News 2014...

This great pub is now called the Brew Dog.

Just like all BrewDog bars, BrewDog Glasgow is another lynchpin in our mission to get more people passionate about craft beer; beer that is free from preservatives, additives and potentially harmful chemicals.

An antidote to the swathes of grubby drinking dens and high street chains that have blighted the availability of decent beer for years on end, come and say hi to us at BrewDog Glasgow to become part of the growing craft beer revolution.



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