Updated: Opening Dates for key venues and a few who are not opening

Since the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced hospitality can open from 15th July, there has been a flurry of activity. Not all venues have opened though, some are staggering their dates, while others are taking a rain check until next year. Here is a brief update on venues opening and some that are not.

Obviously it is a snapshot … feel free to send us your opening info and we can add you on.  Those with beer gardens will no doubt open on the 15th inside too.

Re-opened on 15th July

The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, Crieff Hydro and its sister hotels, Macdonald Hotels; Edinburgh, Village Hotel Glasgow and Village Hotel Aberdeen and five-star resort Gleneagles while Meldrum House in Oldmeldrum


Vic’s & The Vine in Prestwick,

Lido Troon,

Scotts at Largs Yacht Haven

Scotts South Queensferry at Port Edgar Marina.

The Brass Monkey, Glasgow

Lychee Oriental, Glasgow

Drury Street Bar & Kitchen
, Glasgow

Howlin’ Wolf
, Glasgow

Kitty O’Shea’s
, Glasgow

, Glasgow

Monterey Jack’s , Glasgow

O’Neills Merchant Square
, Glasgow

St Luke’s & The Winged Ox, Glasgow

, Glasgow

The Ark
, Glasgow

Bon Accord, Glasgow

The Horseshoe Bar
, Glasgow

The Merchant
, Glasgow

The Winds, Glasgow

Vodka Wodka, Glasgow

The Clutha, Glasgow

NYC Bar and Grill, Glasgow

The Old College Bar

The Waterloo Bar
, Glasgow

Slouch, Glasgow

The Woods Bar & Kitchen, Glasgow

Lauders, Glasgow

Auctioneers, Glasgow

The Park Bar, Glasgow

Aragon Bar, Glasgow

Gallus, Glasgow

Hillhead Bookclub
, Glasgow

Innis & Gunn Ashton Lane
, Glasgow

Kitty O’Shea’s West End
, Glasgow

Oui Bar at the Radisson Red
, Glasgow

Sky Bar at the Radisson Red
, Glasgow

Stravaigin, Glasgow

Tennent’s Bar
, Glasgow

The Sparkle Horse
, Glasgow

The Three Judges , Glasgow

, Glasgow

, Glasgow

Church on the Hill
, Glasgow

The Allison Arms
, Glasgow

The Amethyst

, Glasgow

The Bank

, Glasgow

The Bell Jar
, Glasgow

The Granary

, Glasgow

The Old Smiddy

, Glasgow

Zinfandel Gastro Bar

, Glasgow

The Palais

, Glasgow

Van Winkle

, Glasgow

West on the Green

, Glasgow

The Auldhouse Inn, East Kilbride

The Swan Inn, Edinburgh

Montpeliers, Edinburgh

Ox184, Edinburgh

Salt Horse, Edinburgh

The Hanover Tap, Edinburgh

Malones, Edinburgh

The Piper’s Rest, Edinburgh

Hectors,  Edinburgh

Cold Town House, Edinburgh

The Scotsman’s Lounge, Edinburgh

Rose Street Brewery, Edinburgh

One Canonmills, Edinburgh

The Raging Bull Edinburgh

Jeanie Deans Edinburgh

Dirty Dick’s, Edinburgh

Uno Mas Bar, Edinburgh

Malones Edinburgh

Cask Smugglers, Edinburgh

Hectors in Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Good Brothers Wine Bar, Edinburgh

The Scotman’s Lounge, Edinburgh

Bar 50, Edinburgh

Elio’s, Edinburgh

Rose Street Brewery, Edinburgh

Foundry 39, Edinburgh

Rose And Crown, Edinburgh

Ma Cameron’s, Aberdeen

Slain Castle, Aberdeen

Siberia, Aberdeen

Aitchies Ale House, Aberdeen

Gaslamp, Aberdeen

DaVinci Italian restaurant, Aberdeen

Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom, Dundee

The Nether Inn, Dundee

The Braes, Dundee

Re-opened on 16th July

The Bungo, Glasgow

Decanter, Edinburgh

Opening today 17th July

Tonic, Edinburgh

Hamiltons, Edinburgh

Nobels Cafe Bar & Restaurant, Edinburgh

Kyloe, Edinburgh

The Gate, Glasgow

The 13th Note, Glasgow

Thundercat, Glasgow (formerly Soho on Miller Street).

MacSorleys, Glasgow

Broadcast, Glasgow

Ollie’s, Glasgow

The Brig & Barrel, Dunbar

The Douglas Arms, Dumfries

20th July

Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa in Dundee, Apex Grassmarket Hotel in Edinburgh,

22nd July

Sloans, Glasgow

Tigerlily, Edinburgh

Rabble Taphouse & Grill, Edinburgh

Woodland Creatures, Edinburgh

Scotts at Troon Yacht Haven,

The Coach House in Bridge of Weir,

The Mill House in Stewarton

The Corner House in Kilwinning

The Tree House in Ayr.

29th July

The Voyage of Buck, Edinburgh

Candy Bar in Edinburgh

Indigo Yard, Edinburgh

The Duke and The Long House in Kilmarnock

Lido Prestwick

30th July

New restaurant Glaschu set to open on Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square in former Western Club building.

Pitlochry’s Knockendarroch Hotel will open its doors to guests again on 30th July

Mother India Cafe, Glasgow

1st August

The Old Course in St Andrews

Edinburgh’s Balmoral Hotel will also open on that date.

Dunmuir Hotel, Dunbar

Closing until further notice:

The Moorfield Hotel in Stornoway

The Muckrach House Hotel in Grantown on Spey

The Pitlochry Hydro

Ayrshire beer garden venues that have opened:

East Ayrshire

• Bar Luca – 46 Bank Street, Kilmarnock

• The Bridgend Inn – 34 Afton Bridgend, New Cumnock

• The Boolers – Milmannoch Avenue, Drongan

• The Burns Inn – 55-57 Low Glencairn Street, Kilmarnock

• The Coach House Inn – Furnace Road, Muirkirk

• The Failford Inn – Failford, Mauchline

• First Edition – 50 Bank Street, Kilmarnock

• Kadikoi – 10 Bonnyton Road, Kilmarnock

• The King’s Arms – 89 Main Road, Fenwick

• Oven – 8 Vennel Street, Stewarton

• The Park Hotel – Rugby Park, Kilmarnock

• The Portmann Hotel – 42 Portland Road, Kilmarnock

• Railway Inn – 26 East Main Street, Darvel

• Rock Diner and Aces – 7 St Marnock Place, Kilmarnock

North Ayrshire

• Cecchinis – 5 Dock Road, Ardrossan Marina

• The Four Seasons – 8-10 Green Street, Saltcoats

• R&A Sport Bar – 86-88 High Street, Irvine

• Revels – 53 Main Street, Kilwinning

• The Station Bar – 16 Station Road, Stevenston

• The Waterside – Ardrossan Road, West Kilbride

• Woodhouse Hotel – 2 Barr Crescent, Largs

South Ayrshire

• The Anchorage Hotel – 149 Templehill, Troon

• Arthur Street Kitchen – 11-13 Arthur Street, Ayr

• The Buf – 36 Main Street, Prestwick

• The Chesnuts Hotel – 52 Racecourse Road, Ayr

• The Fox and Willow – 46 Carrick Road, Ayr

• Golf Inn – 154 Main Street, Prestwick

• McKays- 69 Portland St, Troon

• The Redstone Inn- 92 Main Rd, Ayr

.The Red Lion – 9 The Cross, Prestwick

• Smiths Bar – 13 Dalblair Road, Ayr

• South Beach Hotel – 73 South Beach, Troon (Wednesday, July 8)

Glasgow beer gardens that have opened:

City centre

Bavaria Brauhaus

Bier Halle

Cranside at the Rotunda

Glasgow Beer Works

The Gallery Bar, Brunswick Street

West end / Finnieston



The BrewHaus

Cranside Kitchen at the Rotunda

Partick Duck Club


The Record Factory

The Old School House

East end

West Brewery

Cathedral House

South side

Church on the Hill

The White Elephant

Edinburgh beer gardens

Stac Poly ‘Secret Garden’

The Royal Dick


Station Yard Micropub


Remaining closed:-

The George Hotel Edinburgh  is expected to remain closed until February 2021.

Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow will stay closed until next year while undergoing a rebrand.

Scotland’s Spa Hotel on Bonnethill Road town will stay locked up until next year while it is being refurbished.

Wee Lochan on Glasgow’s Crow Road not set to re-open.

A number of Edinburgh restaurants have been forced to close permanently: The Castle Terrace Restaurant, Pibroch on Holyrood Road, the Tower Restaurant on top of the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street, Edinburgh Food Studio, which opened to diners in 2018, closed their Dalkeith Road, Saiko Kitchen and Cafe Rouge Edinburgh set to close after parent company Casual Dining Group goes into administration. Chiquito, Frank & Benny’s and Byron Burger are also closing.

Romans Pizzeria & Bar on Glasgow’s Candleriggs has announced its permanent closure but it will continue to trade as a take-away business.

Ingram Wynd on Glasgow’s Ingram Street will also remain closed as will its sister restaurant Esca on Chisholm Street, after 22 years in business.

 The Koh-I-Noor on North Street has also closed its doors.