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RECLAIMING THE OLD COURTYARD BAR​

The hottest and cùilest late night bar venue to pop up in Glasgow’s City Centre. Cùl Cùil is a new exciting establishment offering character, comfort with casual dining and socialising combined. Situated right in the centre of the city, only two minutes walk from the renowned Style Mile and both Queen St & Central Station.

Reclaiming the old Courtyard Bar, Cùl Cùil is the latest addition to the city’s bustling social scene. A 185-year old venue which has recently undergone an astonishing transformation with an extensive refurbishment!

The team have magically revamped the full space, adding in a brand new lounge bar, group dining area and a new light, open-air and heated backyard garden space as well as offering food, drink, with a varied snack and sharing platter menu.

Both the internal and outdoor areas are a unique blank canvas event/dining space in the heart of Glasgow’s social hub. The light and airy, open-air heated garden space and the traditionally laid out bar and dining area boast a great location and socialising environment.

The historic Glasgow building opened in 1833 as a public house (which became a go-to for visiting fisherman twice a week and latterly, a regular stop off for local Post Office night shift workers), was always a shoe-in for a vintage-tinged city centre hotspot, you know the kind – cosy in winter and offering up prime outdoor space the minute (or minutes) the sun shines? The new owners have spent the best part of 2018 planning and turning it around into the latest trendy venue in the city.

Regular diners, special guest drinkers and weekend warriors are spoiled for choice when it comes to stepping inside or out, for a tipple or a tasty treat. There is taps tradition to top, craft beers, cosy cocktails, gin and rum renowned. You can settle down for a sharing platter or pick away at loaded chips outside on our glass enclosed urban mezzanine. Much more than your ordinary beer garden. This fully landscaped spectacle is split over a sunny raised wood terrace amongst plenty of ivies, flowering shrubs, jasmine, honeysuckle and other dramatic greenery. From above on the tiered mezzanine spot, you’ve got a balcony view over a twinkly festoon-lit garden patio for when the sun sets…

The food, drink, and vibe personality covers: off-the-wall, quirky, unique, comfortable and pleasant. A perfect setting with the right amount of different. Continental flavours with a brasserie-influence and a town centre twist…

Cùl Cùil promises something “completely different from anything else in the city” set with heated garden, group party area, 10 keg taps, and an extensive range of packaged craft beers. If you prefer a finer, bubblier selection you can treat yourself to a cleverly crafted cocktail or some sparkle and pop open a bottle of Prosecco to partake, then join in on some sharing platters of perfection. “We’re also proud of the latest beer insulation, the industry award-winning SmartDispense cold draught system from Heineken that delivers the perfect fresh pint, at the perfect temperature, every time. This speciality is unique to only a few places in the city.”

Outside of your “New Local Pub,” Cùl Cùil is perfect for a pint, gin tastings, BBQ, carnival vibes, work drinks, pub grub, date nights, bonkers bingo, press launches, conferences, private dining, receptions, parties and film screenings.

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