Editors’ Picks

Design Focus: The Crescent

Tue 5th March 2019

It’s been a long time coming, but Bubbles and Rahul Randev of the R Group have finally unveiled their latest Glasgow venture, The Crescent. It’s on the corner of

Design Focus: Cold Town House

Tue 5th March 2019

Bucket loads of divine design inspiration evidently rained down on Tibbatts Abel, the people responsible for the look and feel of Cold Town House, Signature Pubs’

Licensee interview: Robert The Brews

Mon 4th March 2019

A mere six degrees of separation between us all is no guarantee of being united with everybody on the planet but Robert Lindsay, 49, aka BrewBob, is a man who does h

Design Focus: The Grahamston

Thu 31st January 2019

Hotel bars can sometimes be guilty of drab and unimaginative interior designs. But the £1.2m redesign of The Grahamston Bar at The Radisson Blu on Glasgow’s Argyl

INTERVIEW: TOP OF THE POP-UPS

Thu 31st January 2019

RACHAEL CARPENTER, 28, AND LINDEN WILKINSON, 24, RUN EDINBURGH’S POP-UP GEEKS BAR ON EAST MARKET STREET. JASON CADDY POPPED BY TO FIND ABOUT MORE ABOUT THEIR BUSIN

Design focus: Jax Bar-Eatery

Tue 8th January 2019

The 80s revival shows no signs of hanging up its legwarmers if the design of Jax Bar-Eatery in Glasgow’s Princes Square is any gauge. Think Tom Cruise in the film

Design focus: Bertie’s

Tue 8th January 2019

A neon sign displaying the legend ‘Fry Me to the Moon’ is one of many wonderfully quirky touches in Bertie’s – the Vittoria Group’s new £3m Edinburgh oper

Licensee interview: Marco Arcari and Mario Arcari

Tue 8th January 2019

Even sitting down for a coffee with father and son team Marco Arcari, 51, and Mario Arcari, 28, screams quality. It’s beautifully presented on a silver platter, co

Belhaven Brewery turns 300!

Fri 4th January 2019

Belhaven Brewery, Scotland’s oldest working brewery, now owned by Greene King,  is turning 300 years old in 2019 and is marking its tricentenary birthday with a y

50th Year anniversary for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET)

Fri 4th January 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded 50 years ago and to mark its 50th anniversary the organisation has organised a year of activity which includ

Design Feature: Jacques

Wed 5th December 2018

Brel’s wee brother Jacques is the new kid on the block in Finnieston. Owner Oli Norman’s latest offering to the Glasgow bar world (he also has his DNA all over S

Design Feature: The Bell Jar

Wed 5th December 2018

The Bell Jar is a novel by Sylvia Plath. It’s also the name of a new bar on Glasgow’s Dixon Avenue, on the city’s south side. It’s the sister bar to Partick

Design Feature: The Old Schoolhouse

Wed 5th December 2018

Belhaven Pubs debuted the refurbished Old Schoolhouse on Glasgow’s Woodlands Road last month and in the process of researching this feature, I discovered that one

Key to the Loch: licensee interview with Sandy Fraser

Wed 5th December 2018

Gabriel Oak is a character in Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd. As the name suggests, he’s the sturdy, reliable character at the centre of the story. Sa

Design feature: La Vita Spuntini

Thu 15th November 2018

Walk into the La Vita Group's new £800k Glasgow restaurant, La Vita Spuntini Gordon Street, and what looks like a cherry blossom tree recreates a bit of outside ins