The Variety Bar Glasgow

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The Variety Bar – No mean pub

The Variety Bar can be found on the corner of Sauchiehall Street and Elmbank Street. The first thing you’ll notice as you walk towards the pub is the neon ‘No Mean Pub’ & ‘Established 1970’ sign which is a recent addition after the Variety Bar changed hands last year.

I used to always forget about this bar until I would walk by and urge my mates to pop on in. Now it is usually my first choice when I am on Sauchiehall Street as I find it to be a great spot for a pint before or after a gig at The Garage. Whether you like a Tennent’s or a PBR, you’ll be excellently catered for. There is even a nice dookit at the back of the bar if you want to find from the front door and a pinball machine you can have a laugh on.  

The Variety Bar was opened in 1970 and was originally called the Norsk Inn. On the inside you’ll find work by local artists on the walls as well as the signature fish tank towards the back of the bar.

The Variety Bar is right in amongst it on Sauchiehall Street and can be easily accessed via Charing Cross train station or just a 10-minute walk from both Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central.

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Details about this spot



401 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00, Sun - 12:30 - 00:00


Pint of lager: £ 4


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