Say Howdy to Glasgow’s new Country and Western themed pub


After causing a storm on social media, new country-themed bar Howdy’s has opened in Glasgow last month. The bar is owned by Thomas Melville who also owns Times Square, Kilts and Cocktails and The Bay Horse in Glasgow.

The new venue in St Enoch Square replaces the former function side of Times Square. Offering live music, country themed cocktails and shooters the bar is open Thursday to Sunday.

General Manager, Andrew Sweeney has been with the company for eleven years and was behind the new concept and marketing campaign. He says, “We took over Times Square in March. It was really two units in one and the second site was never really utilised previously. We decided to do something different, and it’s been a massive hit as the country theme is huge just now.

“We received plenty of PR before we even announced the location. I really didn’t expect it to go as viral as it did, but we just focused on building the anticipation and keeping the socials active.

“We’ve spilt the venue into three different rooms all with different decor. We’ve got a guitar room, a Dolly Parton room and a cow room. It’s quite a small unit with only 100 capacity and although we are mainly wet led, we can offer food from Times Square. It’s a great location right in the centre of town and the reception so far has been amazing.”


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