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The State Bar, Glasgow

148 Holland Street
Glasgow
G2 4NG
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The State Bar

This is a must visit.The interior is classic with an island bar ,wood panelling ,traditional furniture and a very pleasing atmosphere.It also wasn't rammed at 6pm on a Friday,and the doorman was friendly.Take a walk around and enjoy.
We settled in the front section to one side around a round table.The pub is rightly a GBG regular and the choice on my visit was Oakham Citra (NBSS 3.5) and Green Devil IPA,Fallen Chew Chew,Fyne Simcoe and Stewarts State No. 3.Thats a decent line up and would tempt me into a session next time I'm around.Agree with Quinno,this pub and the Bon Accord are the best for real ale in central Glasgow and makes avoiding the keg bars on Sauchiehall Street a worthwhile stroll between the two.

On 6th March 2022 - rating: 9
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Quinno _ left this review about The State Bar

Big traditional place; central, oval-shaped island bar, herringbone floor, red ceiling, frosted windows featuring scotty dugs. COVID restrictions stopped me taking more of this in, alongside the fact it was rammed with a great atmosphere. Plenty of cask available with an eclectic range, I plumped for Oakham Green Devil which seems to be a regular (NBSS 3.5) and Saltaire Cherry (4). Busy and bustling, I’d have happily stayed for session if I didn’t already have a crawl list set for this (for me) virgin pub city. Vies with Bon Accord as the best in show.

On 1st March 2022 - rating: 9
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The State

Very comfortable pub this one, with a respectable atmosphere. The interior has lots of dark timberwork, a central island bar along with a low bar counter. It was quite reminiscent of a typical London pub, especially overhearing adjoining tables having after work drinks and missing their trains, getting another round in and making a later train.
Seven Handpumps with five ales on, Oakham Citra, Oakham Green Devil, Saltaire Blonde, Stewarts State No 3 and Fyne Ales Clachan Dubh. Other features here was the map on the ceiling and brass rails around the bar.

On 13th November 2021 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Charing Cross (Glasgow), 0.21 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Anderston, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Glasgow Central, 0.89 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The State Bar, Glasgow
6th Mar 2022, 10:27
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
6th Mar 2022, 10:25
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes - luncheon - last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 April 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 March 2022 by Quinno _
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