The Allison Arms Glasgow

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The Allison Arms – Old-school boozer

The Allison Arms can be found on Pollokshaws Road in Govanhill in Glasgow’s Southside. It opened in 1884 and has been consistently open since then except for a period of 9 months in 1920 because of a local prohibition campaign.

The outside of The Allison Arms is styled as an Alpine lodge with stonework that resembles a pile of wood. Two doors welcome you into the pub, one leading to a lounge and the other going into the bar. Both doors lead the same way to the bar at the back of the pub plus a number of fridges to hand-select a beverage of your liking.

I enjoy coming here to watch the football or to just have a quiet pint during the week. I really enjoy the selection of whisky and beer the Ali Arms has in their fridges. If you enjoy fancy-looking cans of sour beer then this is your place. 

The original U shaped bar still stands as does the carved gantry. Behind the bar you’ll find a copious amount of gins as well as a big selection of whisky all sitting in front of a massive William Younger’s ales mirror.

The Allison Arms can be easily accessed from Queen’s Park train station. There are also a number of buses that go by the pub on Pollokshaws Road and if you are up for a wee walk, it takes about 20 minutes to get to the Ali Arms from the city centre.

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Details about this spot



720 Pollokshaws Rd., Glasgow

Telephone number


Opening Times

11:00 - 00:00 daily


Pint of lager: £ 3.50

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)