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)
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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

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Abe Partridge Plus Special Guest

Abe Partridge returns to the UK for his first headline tour after captivating audiences up and down the country on a series of support shows. A uniquely compelling writer and performer, Abe draws upon the experience of a remarkable journey to music and shares his stories with a combination of southern gothic storytelling…

Sat 6 Jun

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Alex Kealy: Rationale

  • 3 stars

Political comic Alex Kealy explores the emotional roots behind our seemingly-rational thoughts.

Sat 14 Mar

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Allman Brown

London singer-songwriter.

Mon 6 Apr

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901

Anna Burch

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

Sun 10 May

£12.10 / 0141 331 1901


BABii produces incredibly forward-thinking electro-tinged pop and RnB. Featuring skittering beats, layered synths, industrial influences and heavy bass, the lyrics are dark, yet the vocals are sweet like sugar. Packed with pop hooks and garnering comparisons to Grimes and FKA twigs, come see BABii in her own unique world.

Wed 4 Mar

Cancelled / 0141 331 1901

Bad Vibrations: Los Bitchos

Los Bitchos bring their heady blend of cumbia to the intimate confines of the Lock Tavern for their first ever headline show. LOS BITCHOS Bad Vibrations Presents Los Bitchos The Lock Tavern Free Entry 9/15/17

Tue 28 Apr

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901

Beth Rowley

Fragrant new folky, bluesy chantoozie for your perusal.

Fri 6 Mar

£14.85 / 0141 331 1901

Bob Wayne

Mean, musclebound Nashville singer-songwriter giving a punkabilly makeover.

Tue 31 Mar

£15.40 / 0141 331 1901

Chris Farren

Chris Farren & Cultdreams co headline

Sun 1 Mar

£8.43 / 0141 331 1901

Devon Sproule

Honeyed, candid old style folk-pop from the young Virginia-based artist.

Wed 8 Apr

£12.65 / 0141 331 1901

Devon Welsh

Canadian singer and songwriter who was the frontman of the electropop duo Majical Cloudz. He released his debut solo album, Dream Songs, in 2018.

Sat 18 Apr

£11 / 0141 331 1901



Fri 15 May

£11 / 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.

Sun 7 Jun

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Garrett Millerick: 20/20

Stand-up comedy night by Garrett Millerick.

Sat 14 Mar

£6.60 / 0141 331 1901


South London DIY indie trio.

Tue 14 Apr

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901

Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show

  • 4 stars

Dinosaur-based shenanigans from the quirky comedian.

Sun 15 Mar

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Heather Woods Broderick

Heather Woods Broderick is an American musician and composer. Invitation, her third solo LP, was released in the spring of 2019 via Western Vinyl Records and distributed by Secretly Distribution. Heather has been touring member of Efterklang, Laura Gibson, Lisa Hannigan, Damien Jurado and Horse Feathers to name a few…

Sat 29 Feb

£14.30 / 0141 331 1901

Ida WenØe & Samantha Whates

Ida Wenøe - Bewitching acid folk with a deeply personal edge Clash Magazine Amongst a digital mountain range littered with accomplished folk-ish bands and singersongwriters, it is a rare miracle to come across a cave so rich in jewels as the one beneath Ida Wenøe's ribcage. While she has an obvious…

Thu 5 Mar

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Wed 15 Apr

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Johanna Warren

JOHANNA WARREN & support Tuesday 30th April 2019 The Moon, Cardiff All ages 7pm-10pm Venue & Access info:

Sun 17 May

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Joshua Ray Walker


Sun 6 Dec

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901

Joz Norris: You Build The Thing You Think You Are

Critically-acclaimed and award-winning comic and maker-of-things Joz Norris (Comedians' Choice Award for Best Show 2019) spent 5 years trying to express a feeling at the centre of his head, and made a show in 2019 that finally achieved it and became one of the word-of-mouth hits of the Edinburgh Fringe. Now he's given…

Sun 15 Mar

£6.60 / 07913954257

Mairearad Green and Anna Massie - Revered Scottish Duo

Two of Scotland’s most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion, bagpipes & vocals) and Anna Massie (guitar, fiddle & vocals) are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence. A much-loved live act from Scotland, Mairearad…

Sun 19 Apr

£15.40 / 0141 331 1901

Martha Hill

Newcastle-based pop singer-songwriter.

Sat 2 May

£8.25 / 0141 331 1901

Nap Eyes

This Is Tmrw welcome Nap Eyes to the Hare & Hounds on Wednesday 9th May 2018.

Fri 17 Apr

£11 / 0141 331 1901

The Nightingales

Art punk band.

Fri 24 Apr

£13.20 / 0141 331 1901


OpenPlan are a hotly tipped indie band from the most Northern part of mainland UK. We're delighted to announce Scottish dates with them. Get involved

Thu 28 May

£8 / 0141 331 1901

Fri 29 May

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Post Coal Prom Queen

Electronica from the due otherwise known as L-space.

Fri 8 May

Times to be confirmed / 0141 331 1901

Real Lies

London electronic group.

Thu 19 Mar

£8.25 / 0141 331 1901


Lo-fi indie-pop by the five-piece band who were formed in Wales.

Fri 10 Apr

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Shawn James

The Palladium Club & New Age Events Presents Shawn James Plus Support Tickets £10 Adv YouTube Video: Bio; While growing up in Chicago's south side, Shawn James experienced the power of soul music. His blend of blues, folk & soul music contrasts dark and light, anger and joy…

Mon 9 Mar

£14.30 / 0141 331 1901


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Thu 21 May

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Something Leather

Acid Box Promotions present local noise makers Something Leather's second single "Sip The Thrill" release show. Friday 19th Feb The Hope & Ruin Tickets £5adv / £7otd Available online & in Resident Brighton Something Leather ~ So glad to be hosting a headline show for these guys…

Mon 20 Apr

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Sun 29 Mar

£12.65 / 0141 331 1901

Stuart Laws Is All In

Plosive Productions Acclaimed stand-up (and the UK's foremost gilet apologist) Stuart Laws reflects on the day his life changed forever when he risked everything in a Vegas poker tournament. A show about making difficult decisions, choosing different paths and gettin' jiggy wit' it. Stuart has appeared on BBC Radio 4…

Fri 13 Mar

£8 / 0141 331 1901

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

True Strays

The True Strays are a vintage loving, blues fuelled, dirty rock and roll band. Their live shows are a joyous hoedown of huge bass driven riffs, a howling tornado of resonator guitar, cacophonous drums and soaring Hammond organ. Influences span the history of modern music with great admiration for the delta blues of the…

Sat 11 Apr

£11.25 / 0141 331 1901


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

Sat 24 Oct

£8 / 0141 331 1901

The Way Down Wanderers Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult 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…

Tue 7 Apr

£13.20 / 0141 331 1901

We Are Not Devo: Devo Tribute

A tribute to American rock band Devo.

Thu 17 Dec

£14.85 / 0141 331 1901

Fri 18 Dec

£14.85 / 0141 331 1901

Sat 19 Dec

£14.85 / 0141 331 1901

Willie & The Bandits

Classic blues rock three piece much in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience.

Sat 7 Mar

£15.40 / 0141 331 1901

Wish You Were Here - Jesse Barnett

14+ w./ Adult or 16+ without.

Fri 25 Sep

£12.10 / 0141 331 1901

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