McGinns Bar is built into Glasgow Central Station and has been around for as long as I can remember. Formerly known as The Two Heided Man, it became McGinns a few years ago.
This is a spot I’ve enjoyed a pint in for many years as the beer garden on the street allows for hours of people watching. Since being on Hope Street you could watch the buses, taxis, people and pigeons walk by all day long. Also, in the late early evening at the height of summer it is a decent sun trap. You’ll have to be quick though, the sun only appears for about 20 minutes until it creeps behind another building on Argyle Street.
The pub takes its name from Celeste McGinn and McGinns Gin which is available behind the bar as well as local folk-singer and songwriter Matt McGinn famous throughout the 50s and 60s. Prior to being called McGinns and already previously stated, this bar was known as (and still remembered as) the Two Heided Man which is a well known poem by Matt McGinn about a two-headed man who drinks in the bar.