MacSorley’s back in business

It’s not every pub that has a blue ukulele hanging on the wall that customers can take down and pluck, but that’s one of the new features in the newly refurbished MacSorley’s on Glasgow’s Jamaica Street.

Mother and son team Mary and Brandon Doherty are leasing it from Star Pubs & Bars and the new interior of the music bar is a mixture of musical references, like booths upholstered with pictures of The Beatles (plua bongo drums and a piano), and busy retro patterns.

The etched windows are made from cut glass and sandblasted and were imported from Virginia, USA, plus the beautiful original ornate embossed ceiling has been painted gold.

Mary told DRAM, “The opening went a lot more smoothly than we expected and we hired 15 staff who are all really gelling well together and are really getting behind what we are doing, which you don’t always get.”

As we reported last month, they’re also planning a gospel choir performance on a Sunday and are in the process of sourcing one.


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