Phil Donaldson, Richard Davies and AJ McMenemy of Dundee-based MacMerry 300 will open Abandon Ship Bar at 43 Mitchell Street in Glasgow on 17th September, complete with casual dining restaurant, bar and retail space.
The first Abandon Ship Bar opened in Dundee in 2019 and this marks the group’s 14th venue.
Said operations director, AJ McMenemy, “With Abandon Ship Bar we are returning to our cultural home and our brand roots with our opening in Glasgow. Rich set up Abandon Ship Apparel in the East End of the city almost a decade ago, before we opened our first bar in Dundee in 2019. This feels like our homecoming and we can’t wait to show Glasgow what we’re all about.”
Set over two floors, it boasts 150 square metres of hand-drawn artwork from Abandon Ship creative director, Richard Davies, that took weeks to complete. Drawing inspiration from traditional tattoo art, pop culture and his own ‘weird sense of humour’, Davies artwork plays homage to the brand’s roots.
The dining restaurant will specialise in Americana soul food, while downstairs is dedicated to fashion and will be home to lifestyle brand Abandon Ship Apparel and a ‘Dressing Room’ that customers can browse while having a drink.