The Hug and Pint

The Hug & Pint
The Hug and Pint
171 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9AW
  • Telephone 0141 331 1901
  • Opening times Daily: noon–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Average price £8 (lunch); £10 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.thehugandpint.com
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Impressive vegan dishes with added zing and live music create a winning formula for this St George's Cross neighbourhood hangout.

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Most people who encounter the tender embrace of the Hug and Pint become an evangelist for its singular charms. An icon of Woodlands’ burgeoning play to be the epicentre of West End food trends, here you’ll find genuinely impressive vegan dishes, often served to the soundtrack of local musicians who play and eat here. Before you look at the craft beer menu and shout 'cliche', they are firmly hip, not hipster here. It's a surprisingly successful formula – it turns out the vegan venue Glasgow never knew it wanted was exactly the kind of place it needed. Take a seat on the wooden benches and start loading up on healthy combinations such as spiced coconut soup and pickled papaya salad or taste the unusual with mushroom rice pudding, crispy shallots and pickled onion. Their kitchen serves five or so dishes a day -– and yes, they are named after the Arab Strap song.

  • High point: Friendly staff and cool vibe
  • Low point: Menu may be too experimental for some
  • Notable dish: Sweet tamarind plantain, rice, mustard greens
  • Average price: £8 (lunch); £10 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: mellow tunes, live bands
  • Live entertainment: 100 capacity venue downstairs
  • Capacity: 30
  • Open since: 2015

Events at this venue

There are 31 events at this location

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Ailbhe Reddy

The singer-songwriter from Dublin performs her original folk compositions featuring deeply personal heart-on-her-sleeve lyrics.

Fri 30 Apr

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Anna Burch

The indie-pop singer performs in support of her debut album, Quit The Curse.

Mon 17 May

£12.10 / 0141 331 1901

Bdrmm

Dream-pop outfit from Hull.

Tue 18 May

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Beach Riot

Brighton-based fuzz-pop band with plenty of hooky, loud, fuzz-laden pop tunes.

Wed 2 Jun

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

The Besnard Lakes

This Quebec-originating quintet brings its mixture of indie and progressive rock to the UK's stages.

Tue 5 Oct

£16.50 / 0141 331 1901

Club Beirut

Fife based indie-pop with irresistible catchy melodies that will have you bouncing. Get ready for a huge live show.

Thu 28 Oct

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Dana Gavanski

Dana Gavanski is a singer/songwriter currently residing in Toronto. She released her first EP, Spring Demos, in the fall of 2017 via Fox Food Records, a collection of delicate folk songs that she wrote the year before while living in Montreal. Once moving to Toronto, Dana met and began collaborating with some local…

Mon 8 Mar

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Sat 28 Aug

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Dream Nails

All-female DIY punk band from London, who identify as 'punk witches'. Founded in 2015, the group are known for their riotous live shows that mix storming guitar with sweet three-part harmonies.

Wed 24 Mar

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Freya Beer

Guarantees Entry before 9pm only, arrive after this and you may lose your place. Freya Beer deftly mixes poetical lyrics with a distinctive sound, often drawing influence from the likes of Patti Smith, Bat for Lashes and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. This is an 18+ event.

Sat 27 Feb

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Tue 1 Jun

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Hanya

Dreamy shoegaze pop from the Brighton trio.

Thu 11 Feb

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Thu 8 Jul

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Happyness

South London DIY indie trio.

Thu 18 Mar

Cancelled / 0141 331 1901

Jake Isaac

Following the release of his much-acclaimed debut album, Our Lives, which dropped in May of this year, South London-based artist Isaac will perform his soulful alt rock originals with melodic folk influences.

Thu 11 Nov

£13.20 / 0141 331 1901

Joshua Ray Walker

JOSHUA RAY WALKER TOOK A PRECARIOUS PATH BACK TO TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC. ENTHRALLING LISTENERS WITH HIS BRAND OF MELODIC, CHARACTER-DRIVEN WRITING WHICH PUTS A NEW SPIN ON TRADITIONAL STORY-TELLING COUNTRY. This is an 18+ event.

Mon 21 Jun

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901

Katie Malco

Katie Malco tours following the release of critically acclaimed debut album 'Failures. For fans of Soccer Mommy, Alvvays & Phoebe Bridgers.

Fri 23 Apr

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Fri 15 Oct

£13.50 / 0141 331 1901

Los Bitchos

Now Wave & Manchester Psych Fest Presents Los Bitchos live at Gullivers, Manchester on Monday 27th April 2020.

Sun 21 Feb

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901

Martha Hill

Newcastle-based pop singer-songwriter.

Thu 29 Apr

£8.25 / 0141 331 1901

Noble Jacks

Relentlessly touring, energetic alternative folk ensemble.

Fri 7 May

£13.20 / 0141 331 1901

Odd Morris

EVOL presents Dublin four piece indie group ODD MORRIS at Jimmy's Liverpool Friday 26th March 2021

Tue 23 Mar

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

OpenPlan

Hotly tipped indie band from the most Northern part of mainland UK.

Fri 12 Mar

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Owen

Aka Chicago-based singer-songwriter Mike Kinsella.

Thu 22 Apr

£16.50 / 0141 331 1901

Real Lies

London electronic group.

Sat 8 May

£8.25 / 0141 331 1901

Sarah Klang

Swedish singer/songwriter Sarah Klang captures the feeling of broken-heartedness and puts it in her sad, grandiose alt.pop songs. Her magnificent voice induces a dreamy world of melancholy with every breathy note.

Fri 9 Apr

£15.40 / 0141 331 1901

Silverbacks

Five-piece from Dublin with three guitars, taking inspiration from the New York art-rock scene from the late 70s and 80s.

Mon 15 Mar

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Slow Pulp

Now Wave presents: Slow Pulp Live at YES Basement, Manchester, 16th February 2021

Mon 15 Feb

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901

Sophie Hunger

Sophie Hunger is a Swiss jazz pop singer-songwriter, film composer, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader, living currently in Berlin.

Fri 16 Apr

£14.30 / 0141 331 1901

Fri 12 Feb

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Venus

Venus hail from Leeds, bringing a positive energy of feminism and activism through hard hitting alt rock and punk influenced music.

Thu 15 Apr

£8 / 0141 331 1901

The Way Down Wanderers

https://thewaydownwanderers.com/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult https://thewaydownwanderers.com Often referred to by fans as one of the hardest-working, hardest-touring bands on the circuit today, the 5-piece Illinois-based act not only proves that classification with their jam-packed tour schedule but also on…

Sat 6 Mar

£13.20 / 0141 331 1901

We Are Not Devo: Devo Tribute

A tribute to American rock band Devo.

Thu 10 Jun

£14.85 / 0141 331 1901

Fri 11 Jun

£14.85 / 0141 331 1901

Sat 12 Jun

£14.85 / 0141 331 1901

Sun 4 Apr

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901

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