Maggie May's

Maggie May's
60 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5EP
  • Telephone 0141 548 1350
  • Opening times Sun–Thu 11am–2am; Fri/Sat 11am–3am
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 11am–3am
  • Food served Mon–Sat 11am–2am; Sun 11am–2am
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sat 5–10pm.
  • Average price £12.95 (set lunch); £14 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
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Well-established music bar with a raucous, rough 'n' ready atmosphere, big screens for sport and a late licence every night.

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With a live music venue in the basement, a busy, buzzing bar upstairs, and bands doing rock ’n’ roll covers seven nights a week, this place caters for a young, lively crowd. And Mick Jagger would probably like it because it is very much painted black – well, the outside facade is anyway. The inner dining area is decorated with black and gold wallpaper, quirky chandeliers and a hatch looking on to an open kitchen. Don’t come here for a quiet night: electric guitars pulsate into the dining area, as does the buzz of chatter from the noisy bar, which is separated by a thick velvet curtain. The menu has a range of pub food with a few twists: for example a starter of nachos has the option of coming with pulled crab meat. Choose from main courses such as Chinese five-spiced tempura, slow-cooked beef bourguignon or a vast variety of burgers and hot dogs. The black and blue burger comes with Dunsyre blue cheese and Stornoway black pudding, and a bucket of thick-cut chips on the side. Unusually, the pre-theatre menu goes for a slightly more upmarket style while the kitchen serves up late-night bites for hungry punters until 2am most nights.

  • High point: Great if you love live music
  • Low point: Not so great if you don’t
  • Notable dish: All 'dem burgers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Rock'n roll and all guitar music
  • Live entertainment: Rock'n'roll cover bands 7 nights a week
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2006
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle

Comments & ratings

2. The One who knows best14 Mar 2012, 5:55am Report

Bloody great place...The best thing to ever come to the Trongate. Well done Maggies! I used to work in this trade and i bet the staff there get some hassle/complaints off the people that frequent this area. But once your in you quickly forget that your on the trongate. Great staff, great service....In this day in age, its easy to complain, but few people compliment. Maggies and its staff deserve great credit for the constant pursual of looking after the customer.

1. dee25 Sep 2009, 1:59pm Report

i came in recently for food with friends and before we had even ordered we looked around and the place looked quite frankly disgusting. It was dirty. So we left. Why would anyone want to eat amongst a dirty environment? If you have people cleaning remove there blindfolds or at least cut some eye-pieces in them.

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