Glasgow has a well deserved great reputation for small pub music venues and on the ever burgeoning hive of great places on the Great Western Road is The Hug and Pint. There are three really good things about this place. Firstly it’s cool (and not just for its dog friendliness…Winnie does like the Kimchi though!). It’s where cool folk hang out, young musicians particularly, trying to get a look in or their big break.
Secondly, the venue downstairs is ‘bijou’ and intimate (yeah…small!). There is live music on most nights. Check out the website. Most of the bands are local or up and coming but the music is very diverse and there’s always a wee gem to be heard when you don’t expect it. This month the pub will be one of four the hosts of Glasgows International Comedy Festival.
Although I’m not a vegan, the vegan food is great and tasty. It’s very much a Far East Asian inspired menu. You can get small snack bowls of lovely kimchi or seaweed. There are mushroom and tofu broths with noodles, Korean soups, Black Fungus and bean curd stew or my favourite, black pepper aubergine with pickled cucumber and rice. You can now get a big platter style option with a little taste of everything! If you eat there before 17:00 you can get a main course for £5. They also do home deliveries. The beer is good with a choice of organic ales, as well as some obscure bottled beers.