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Station Bar, Glasgow

55 Port Dundas Road
G4 0HF
Phone: 01413323117

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Station Bar

Proper local, just beyond the Cowcaddens Road and (as the name would suggest) near the former Buchanan Street terminus. Both the bar and the large side room have a '60s look, but all is tidy enough, and the highlights are the two illuminated panels on the bar-back. The place was fairly full with a generally middle-aged crowd on a Saturday evening, with a good atmosphere. Two of three handpumps in operation, offering Deuchars IPA and Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted (£3.75). Well worth seeking out.

On 12th November 2017 - rating: 8
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Roger Button left this review about Station Bar

The closure of Buchanan Street station in 1966 and its subsequent demolition in 1971 has left the local Station pub a little isolated in respect of its title given that the nearest station is now Queen Street, a good 10 minute walk away. The initial plans were to merge the 2 stations but this never happened and Queen Street remained as Glasgow’s northern terminus. For the Station pub, the name lives on and fortunately so has much its traditional charm.

The pub is divided into a main bar and smaller rear bar. The main bar has bare floors and traditional pub furnishings, brewery mirrors and some glazed transport and enrgency service themed murals behind the bar (the Fire & Rescue Services HQ is just down the road). The windows also have unusual coloured glass panels. The bar itself has tiled flooring around the front and takes up quite a hefty chunk of the floor space although the pub didn’t feel particlulrly cramped because of it. A brace of TV’s can be found in the main bar but the overall impression is that this is a talky chatty bar rather than any sport or music hangout. At the rear is the smaller rear section with leather banquettes and a seemingly permanent group of ageing regulars for whom this is appeared to be a daily meeting point.

There isn’t an excessive amount of beers but they do have a progarmme of rotating local and guest ales. Of the 4 hand pumps, 3 were operational on my visit with Houston Endeavour, Cairngorm Brochan and Greene King Abbot. Prices were very reasonable and the quality justified its preceeding reputation.

The pub may be a little off the general tourist tracks but for pub enthusiasts there is certainly enough here of interest to warrant the walk.

On 20th April 2012 - rating: 7
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E TA left this review about Station Bar

A Victorian pub in what was once a busy industrial area just off the City Centre, The Station Bar is a traditional pub with a true sense of history and is a regular GBG entry. It consists of 2 decent sized bars, both with the usual tv screens showing sports, one with a gaming machine (and a ghastly 1960s fireplace) and the other a bit quieter. The mix of vinyl and wood floors and varnished wooden bar give it a bit of a 1970s feel, but this is offset by stained glass windows and impressive coloured glass panels depicting the local polis and other emergency services (whose members use the pub). There are also several railway memorabilia which hark back to the pub's origins. Staff were friendly and very welcoming, while there was some good banter with the other drinkers who were a mix of police and firemen, some regulars and a couple of CAMRA-types. There were 4 ales on my first pint, Skye, was past its best, and the barman replaced it with no fuss at all with a Deuchres IPA which was perfect. Well worth the walk, a definite candidate for a crawl and somewhere to which I shall return.

On 11th January 2012 - rating: 8
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I L left this review about Station Bar

A nice street corner pub now located in an area that has been heavily redeveloped not far north of Glasgow Queen Street and presumably so names as the long closed Buchannan Street terminal station would have been nearby. Entrance is from a traditional conner door into the main bar area with another room leading off from this. A good range of Scottish ales are normally served. we had the Williams Bros 80 schillings heavy ale which was rather nice.

On 18th October 2010 - rating: 8
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