Slouch may have not even been on the Glasgow bar scene for 3 years yet, but they have proven themselves no, ahem, slouches when it comes to establishing one of the best late-opening bars in town. The Blythswood Hill area of the city is certainly packed with plenty of appealing options, but for me, Slouch is your best bet on those nights when you don’t feel like anything as exerting as shuffling around on a dancefloor, but you just aren’t quite ready for bed yet, damn it!
Positioning themselves as a rock’n'roll kind of place, there’s often live music to be found here but it’s always free to get in. A massive selection of gin, rum, whisky and vodka is available, as well as plenty of cocktails named after rock classics such as Personality Crisis and Werewolves of London. I’m most familiar with the late-night Bar Bites menu, given I usually roll up here at midnight or later, and the Slouch potato wedges, pizzas and chicken satay skewers have frequently proved just the ticket!
Although many use the place as a winding-down spot after earlier exertions, especially in the outdoor area and in the side room, I’ve found that there’s generally a decent atmosphere around the large central bar, and a friendly clientele.