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The Taphouse, Kelvingrove, Glasgow

1046 Argyle Street
G3 8LY

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Taphouse

One of a number of trendy bars in the Kelvingrove area, this is a modern craft beer bar which had a slight micropub feel to it, despite the lack of cask ale. The bar is formed of a single, simple room with bare floorboards throughout. Uncomfortable looking backless benches fill the right hand part of the room, with high tables and stools through the centre and nice padded banquettes under the front windows. To the left, a semi partitioned snug of sorts offers banquettes and low stools under a bare brick wall which has the phrase "Serving Good Beer" painted on it, with a bicycle hung in the middle so that the wheels form two the letter 'O's . There is a semi-open kitchen to the rear right and it appeared that the bar places food quite high up it's list of priorities ( I was stopped as I entered and asked if I was going to be eating), although with only one other customer in on my visit, the chef wasn't particularly overworked. The bar is to the rear left and has a corrugated iron counter front and bare brick bar back with a neon sign above reading "Drink?". A couple of potted plants add some colour to an otherwise very 'beige' interior with little in the way of visual distraction. Hipster music played in the background throughout my stay and there were a lot of local listings magazines and flyers in the front windows.
I counted eight craft keg fonts in total and ended up with something called 'Ice Breaker', possibly from Craft Academy, which was pricey and fairly unmemorable. The bar doesn't have any handpulls, so real ale isn't an option here, but there is a sizeable bottle and can range which may offer something different to what is available on tap.
I can't say I warmed to this place, which I found to be pricey, lifeless and devoid of any real interest. The place fits into it's own little niche and is certainly in the right part of town to give it a chance of success, but with other similar bars nearby, including a successful Brewdog branch, it probably needs to do a bit more to attract attention.

On 6th May 2018 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Taphouse

The bright and airy interior of the Tap House bar & Kitchen feels like it has been recently refurbished. The small bar on the rear wall supports nine keg fonts for a premium/craft lager selection. Also available is an extensive bottled/canned craft range and cocktails are listed. To the right of the bar is the kitchen where American classics such as burgers, wings, dogs and nachos seem to be the speciality.
High tables and stools are the furniture of choice and these modern furnishings are offset by old style pendant bulbs that hang from the ceiling. The lone plasma screen was off with no sign of Sky Sports, but there was some background music playing. The opening times are 11:00 thru to midnight seven days a week.
This is not the most characterful establishment I have ever been in, but I found the hospitality of the owner to be second to none. I would gladly return.

On 10th July 2017 - rating: 8
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Alastair Barter left this review about Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood bar closed and is now called the Taphouse Bar & Kitchen.

On 28th May 2017 - no rating submitted
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William Purnell left this review about The Exhibition Bar

The Exhibition Bar is now called the Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen

On 30th December 2011 - no rating submitted
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