Admittedly, from the outside, the Flying Duck is not the most visually appealing of places. Accessed from an obscure lane opposite Cineworld on Renfrew Street, you could be forgiven for taking one look at the front door and giving it a miss. For those who like their bars with a touch of the weird and wacky however, you should definitely venture inside and enjoy a few drinks in a place that could have easily been designed by the team behind Monty Python.
Once you find the entrance, and dare to descend the narrow staircase, you might at first think you’ve stumbled into someone’s house from the 1970s, given the framed artwork, wallpaper, variety of lampshades on display, mock kitchen area, fireplace, board game pile, and mini washing line behind the bar. That’s not to mention the madcap touches such as a giant cupcake, mooing horse picture and Star Wars toys scattered around. It has to be seen to be fully appreciated. It feels like a zany house party.
Once you’ve got over that initial “what the…..” moment, you’ll find yourself in the cosiest, friendliest and most chilled-out of bars. There’s great deals on the drink, and plenty of events such as bingo, life drawing, live music and quizzes in the evenings. The club gets going later on and the music is predictably unique. If that wasn’t enough, there’s a Sega Megadrive in the corner. Plus, they serve toast around 02:00. Need I say more?