Great Boozers In Scotland PT2
In our first post on pubs in Scotland known as boozers, we covered a few of the most famous spots for enjoying a pint and a bite to eat. This time around, we'll be taking a look at some lesser-known watering holes—some of which are more popular with locals than with tourists. So grab your bagpipes and let's go!
First up, The Allison Arms
The Allison Arms is located in the town of Pollockshaws Road The pub dates back to the 13th century and has been owned by the same family since it was built.
The drinks selection is huge, with a large number of ales on tap and even more bottled beers available by the bottle or by the pint. You'll also find whisky, gin cocktails, wine, and soft drinks on offer here.
Food is served daily from 12 noon until 9 pm, so you can enjoy some delicious pub grub before watching any sport you like on this establishment's big-screen TVs. They have over 60 German Beers, over 150 Craft Beers, over 160 Gins! Live music, quiz, and karaoke every week! Or if you prefer something quieter after your meal, there's an outdoor seating area where you can enjoy the fresh air as well as some peace and quiet away from all that noise inside! Now I wonder if get some ownership being a McCallister clan member
Next The Swan Bar
The Swan Bar is a pub in the town of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. It is located at the junction of John Street and High Street, near the town center.
The Swan Bar was built in 1826 by James Smith as a coaching inn. The name of "Swan Inn" appears to have been given because swans were often seen floating on nearby Lochwinnoch, hey Paisley is where Ann lives our tipster for this part two blog post, I bet she is sitting at the rail half baked and raising hell as I type, all kidding aside thank you Ann dearest of deer.
The Snaffle bit
The Snaffle bit is a bar located in the West End of Glasgow. It's the perfect place to go for drinks and can be found at Sauchiehall Street.
The Snafflebit is an old bar with lots of history, known for its traditional Scottish style and atmosphere. It's also one of the best places in Glasgow to watch sports, especially football is known as soccer in America. There's a long tradition among Highlanders and islanders of settling in this corner of Glasgow - and when they head out, The Snaffle Bit is one of the places they like to meet. It's also a favorite of the English workers plying their trade on nearby building sites. Throw in the Glasgow locals and you have a warm-hearted community bar with a lively mix of cultures bantering over a Belhaven Extra Cold. It's the kind of place, in other words, where you'll leave with ten more friends than you went in with.
The Prince of Wales
The Prince of Wales is a pub in Aberdeen, Scotland.
The pub is known for its long bar and has been voted the best pub in Aberdeen on several occasions. It occupies a prime position on Union Street and was built in 1852 by Archibald Simpson. It's owned by Belhaven Brewery which purchased it from former owners Mr & Mrs. Balfour in 2006. They used to say the women went to Marks & Spencer while the men went to The Prince of Wales, but that was until the women realized what a good thing the men were onto. Now, there's a healthy mix of the sexes in this cozy, low-ceilinged traditional pub that's renowned for its food as much as its drink. Found in a narrow side street in the heart of Aberdeen's main shopping area. Here, the emphasis is on good company, good conversation, and a great atmosphere. As well as the shoppers, it's the first port of call for families children over five welcome until 8 pm, local business people, real ale drinkers, and tourists keen to experience the character and charm of a bar that's been on the go since 1850.
The George Hotel
The George Hotel is the oldest hotel in the world and has been in operation since at least 1511. It has a rich history, including serving as a meeting place for Robert Burns while he worked on his epic poem Auld Lang Syne. The hotel is located in Inveraray, which is a popular destination for tourists who want to see sites associated with Scottish royalty and other historical figures like Bonnie Prince Charlie (the real one).
The bar at The George Hotel serves up some good drinks so you can get your boozin' done right away! No, you don't have to dust off your seat, but its old very very old. Multiple award-winning independent Scottish boutique hotel with indulgent suites, open fires, an over 160 year old pub, a renowned restaurant, an award-winning beer garden, cocktail bar, and over 300 whiskies! Set in a Georgian townhouse on the banks of Loch Fyne. Established 1860. This is Scotland!
The Criterion Bar
is a great place to start your night out. It's the oldest bar in Stornoway and has an authentic atmosphere that you won't find anywhere else. The owners are locals and they will help you find the best whisky and local beer to enjoy. You can also relax with your friends or make new ones at this pub. Being a stow away at this place in Stornoway is about as good as it gets, winter can be hell up there, so hiding in this pub away from the elements would be fine and dandy The Criterion is situated in the picturesque town of Stornoway, on the beautiful Isle of Lewis. The pub is only a five minute walk from the Stornoway harbor and Ferry terminal. Ideally situated for visitors arriving on the island. The pub is surrounded by shops, bars, food outlets, and other commercial properties. The pub benefits from being one of eight pubs found in an area of around 1,070 adults. The loyal customer base is built of tourists and residents of Stornoway.
Scots know how to drink and have a good time
If you're looking to cut loose, Scotland is the place to do it. The Scots are very friendly, highly proud of their history and culture, and will love any excuse to have a good time. They're also very proud of their whisky as well as their pubs and bars, food, and football.
As we saw above, there are all kinds of places to go in Scotland where you can enjoy your favorite drinks while listening to live music or watching sports on TV. You could even just stop by one of these establishments for a bite to eat if you're not in the mood for anything too wild! So next time you're looking around at some potential new places to try out, give one of these ones some consideration—I'm sure it won't disappoint! Again thanks to our Lady of Paisley Ann for tipping the info on these establishments. She sure gets around. Thanks for reading or listening please like and follow however you get your Scottish glee.
I'm Carl for Savor Whisky.