The Deoch an Dorus can be found on Dumbarton Road just around the corner from Partick train station. Founded in 1904 as the Hayburn Vaults, it was named after a local stream called Hay Burn (one of many ancient Glaswegian stream lost to urban development). From there, it changed hands and the new owners gave it its current name, Deoch an Dorus which is Gaelic for “a drink at the door”.
Inside you’ll find an island-style bar with plenty of room to order your round. Above the bar there is a signed Glasgow Warriors top, a local rugby team that plays in the Guinness Pro14 at Scotstoun Stadium. There is also a book exchange at the back.
I used to live in the area and it is a good spot for a quick wee pint after getting off the train at Partick. It was my ‘lucky bar’ when Scotland were attempting to qualify for the World Cup and even though there were plenty of cheers, there was one too many groans and we never qualify… luckily I was standing right beside the bar.
There is food served daily until about 7/8pm where you’ll find good deals for classic pub grub.
The Deoch an Dorus can be accessed by train and bus. Partick is a hub for most travel heading along Dumbarton Road into the city or west towards Clydebank. You can also jump on the subway to get to the Deoch an Dorus which makes it ideal for Glasgow’s famous SubCrawl!