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News 2014.

News 2014...


Gershwins, 335 Hope Street Glasgow.

I am looking for anyone who worked in the SHIPYARDS in GOVAN. The BBC are planning to film some of Glasgow's Shipbuilding Pubs. If you worked on the Ships or drank in one of the pubs in Govan that the ship-bulders drank can you give me a call. Just email me at john@oldglasgowpubs.co.uk

Merry Christmas everyone.



William P McMahon's Little Brown Jug, 42 Kingston Street.

I would like to thank everyone who has sent in stories and images of their families. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years to all my readers of Old Glasgow Pubs. If it wasn't for you this website would not be here.



McGregor's Bar, Colinton Street, Port Dundas.



I would like to thank everyone who has read and sent me emails of their interest in Glasgow Pubs and the readers who were interested in the Boars Head Inn review I posted up on the 22nd of last month.

The Corner Bar, Stirling Street, Townhead.

Did you know that Rogano had more than one establishment in Glasgow. Click here to find others.



I received an email from John Denison see picture above... Hi I have just recently returned to Glasgow after 45 years in Africa and
was surfing web looking for photo's of the old Double six bar to show my
wife. Imagine my surprise when not only was there some photo's but one of
them was a photo of my old mate Gordon Muir showing me playing the drums in the background, is there any way of contacting Gordon or his wife Alice,
Regards. So if you remember John PLEASE get in touch.



The Carousel Bar, Argyle Street opened in 1969.



Thrum's Bar, Deaside Lane, entrance to Portland Street.



The Boar's Head Inn, Marshall Lane off the Gallowgate. This was the site of the FIRST Roman Catholic Church and school in Glasgow.



The Rothesay Bar, 14 Pitt Street.

O'Kane's Bar, Westmuir Street.

John Cox, 28 Pitt Street.



Dirty Dick's, 175 Finnieston Street.

The Rob Roy Spirit Vaults, 77 Finnieston Street.



The Artizan Bar, 3 Finnieston Street, Glasgow some may remember this old pub as Dick's Bar.

Columba Bar, 41 Finnieston Street.

The Tavern Bar, 115 Finnieston Street corner of Stobcross Street.



The Oriental Bar, 4 Finnieston Street.

The Clyde Shipping Bar, 85-87 Finnieston Street.



I received an email from Evelyn Bain to see if anyone remembers her friend Robert Burns who worked in the Black Bull in Rutherglen during the 1960s and 70s. If anyone knows him please get in touch.



Old Glasgow Shebeen, by John Gorevan jnr.



The Curlers Bar, in Crown Street.



Murphy's Old Mill Vaults, 122-26 Millburn Street, Garngadhill.



Thank you all for your support and I would like to thank everyone who have donated to the website.

Do you remember John W Souter, Victoria Bar in Crown Street corner of Cumberland Street?

I would also like to thank my son John jun for all his hard work in researching Glasgow Pubs and running the Glasgow Pub Facebook.

The Havana Bar, 192 Cumberland Street corner of 207.5 Thistle Street.



The Sussex Bar, Sussex Street, Kinning Park.

The Wheatsheaf Bar, 124 Crown Street corner of Rutherglen Road.



The Garry Own Bar, 15-17 Norfolk Street.

McDevitt's Bar & Lounge, 39 Houston Street corner of Watt Street.



I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this website by donating images and stories of their family members in the Licensed Trade. Cheers to all of you.

Also Rosses Bar, 24 Portugal Street. I would also like to thank Norrie McNamee for letting me copy images of the Gorbals.

Loads of new images of the Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Institution.

Loads of new images of the Scottish Licensed Trade.

The Auld Hoose, 226 Seaward Street.

If anyone out there would like a pub or a publican featured on this website PLEASE get in touch.



The Morven Bar, 60 Bedford Street.

Life size mural painting of Benny Lynch found in a Gorbals Pub.



The Bon Accord, North Street, James Gallagher the man who made the pub possible.



This one is for all the Gorbals folks out there, do you remember M Fearon, 11 Crown Street, Gorbals.

The Citizen Bar, Gorbals Street.

St George's Bar, 316 St George's Road.

I received an email today, see if you can help....

Dear John,

I have been trying to find out some information regarding John Boyle who I
believe was landlord of Dixon Blazes pub in the 70s.  I have found your
e-mail address on the Old Glasgow Pubs website and hope you don't mind me
contacting you.

John Boyle was a friend of my husband's and I think he may have passed away
in 2006.  I was wondering if you would have any information or have any
ideas who would know?

My husband's friend John Boyle had children, Marion, he thinks, Andrew,
Peter, John and Paul Boyle.  He had a brother called Thomas.  He may have
lived in Maryland Street.  They lost touch many years ago and it would just
be nice to find out what has happened to him.

We are hoping you can help and look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Louise Mulloy



Mac's Bar, 79 Crown Street corner of Govan Street.

The Old Hampden Bar, Ballater Street.

The Logan Bar, 680 Rutherglen Road.



The Molendinar Bar, 125 John Knox Street.



The Windsor Bar, 342 Cumberland Street.



Errigal View, 311 Eglinton Street, Gorbals.

The Grapes, 54 Crown Street, Gorbals.



Jack's Bar, London Road.



Gorbals publican serves 2 months imprisonment with hard labour for reset.



The Coronation Bar, Caledonia Road.

The Cottage Bar, Eglinton Street.



The Coliseum Bar, Eglinton Street.

Commercial Bar, Ballater Street, Gorbals.



The Ben Cleuch, Caly Road corner of Florence Street.

Tuckers, Caledonia Road.

The Corner Bar, Caledonia Road, also known as Dixon Blazes.

The Caley Bar, 47 Caledonia Road corner of 370 Crown Street.

The Welcome Inn, Lawmoor Street corner of Caledonia Road.



The Ceilidh Bar, 64 Clyde Place, S.S.



The Clady Bar, Thistle Street.

The Clock Bar, Bedford Street.

Gilmour's Bar, Norfolk Street.

The Tyr-Owen Bar, Norfolk Street, Gorbals.



Update on Targets Bar, 81 Renfield Street.

The Chancellor, Byres Road.

Charlie Parkers, Exchange Square.

1960s image of Steps Bar, Glassford Street.

Interior view of the Square Peg, St Enoch Square 1978.

View some old images of Sloan's Arcade Cafe.

An old pub on London Road has a name change, the first time in it's history.

Dougie Henderson (ex-drummer with Marmalade, a popular pop group from the 60s-70s.

Bing Crosby having a drink of lager in a pub on Byres Road.

Glasgow's first American style Bar and Diner in Sauchiehall Street.



The Top of the Hill Bar, Ronald Street, Townhead.

Quinn's Tavern, 106 Oxford Street. S.S.

The Ann Bar, 147 Main Street, Bridgeton, owned by Hugh Bonner.

I am currently researching the pubs on Main Street, Bridgeton. Can you remember the names of the pubs on this Street, if so PLEASE get in touch.



Gallocher's Bar, 32 Raglan Street. Do you known any other name this old pub had? If so please get in touch.



New images of the Old College Bar's cellar, where parts of it used to be an old Street.

Over the last year my oldest son John has joined me in the research of Glasgow's past public houses and all the new pubs. He also runs the Old Glasgow Pubs Facebook Page. I am so proud of him as he has picked things up so quickly. Why not send him a message

Glasgow Pubs Old Glasgow Pubs Facebook


or email him at johnjun@oldglasgowpubs.co.uk


The Glenbervie Bar, 185 Gorbals Street.

The Cecil Bar, Rutherglen Road, Great old photograph.



The Club Bar, 190 Pollokshaws Road, also known as the Glen Bar.

Thanks to everyone who has purchased my book Glasgow Pubs and Publicans and Up & Doon the Gallowgate.



The Shawfield Bar, Main Street, Bridgeton.

What was the first pub in Glasgow to have a Television installed?

Tuxedo Princess, Clydeside.

The Kick Off

THE H.l.I troops march by Lauders in Sauchiehall Street.


The Old College Bar on the High Street is still open. PLEASE all you drinkers and people who care about old buildings in the city, get yourself down to the Old College Bar before it is demolished. Support your local.



Updates on Shevlanes, Springburn.

The Arcade Bar, Cowcaddens.

The Abercorn Bar, Maryhill.



Are you looking for a new hobby. I am looking for volunteers to help me research Glasgow Pubs.



Happy New Year to everyone.

Some updates...

Peargrove Tavern.

Snaffle bit, Howard Street.

The Outhouse, Cathcart Road.


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