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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Nashville's Bully merge new wave and 70s rock with a more modern indie punk sounds.

Mon 21 May

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901

Charlie Straw & special guests

Wirral-born Charlie Straw is all about stories. Whether it's the stories in his songs, the story of him recording his early music in a basement in Thailand or the story of him sofa surfing the length of the UK for 30 days playing a show every night in venues including prisons, churches and barns. In the age of internet…

Fri 26 Jan

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Eugene Kelly (The Vaselines) and Special Guests

Eugene Kelly of The Vaselines joins us for a very special solo show, playing a selection of Vaselines classics and solo material, this is not to be missed.

Mon 29 Jan

£13 / 0141 331 1901

Featherwest & special guests

Launching their new album ‘Home At Sea’, effervescent, indietronic-artrock meets wonky pop created by enigmatic partners in life and art, Featherwest headline the Hug and Pint as part of Celtic Connections 2018 with special guest supports to be announced. A poetic, off-centre take on the human condition straddling live…

Wed 31 Jan

£11 / 0141 331 1901

The Furrow Collective

Featuring award-winning solo musicians this modern folk outfit approaches traditional ballads with a bold, improvisational twist.

Fri 9 Mar

£12.10 / 0141 331 1901

Greedy Soul Plus Support

Newly formed indie rock outfit Greedy Soul debut gig.

Fri 16 Feb

£6.60 / 0141 331 1901

Gun Outfit

Like a stone eroded by years in the arroyo, Gun Outfit's enveloping 'Western expanse' aesthetic of guitar levitations and honky-tonk hexes has become gradually smoother over time. Their fifth LP ranks as their most brutally beautiful statement yet. Drawing from mythologies both classical and postmodern, Out of Range…

Sun 18 Feb

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901

Jaye Bartell and Special Guests

Jaye Bartell's songs are poetic yet candid and unafraid, formal but also spontaneous. His lyrics leap and land like dancers and are alive. It may not be apparent at first, but Bartell’s songs are exultations that revel in the often unsteady but always moving life, filled with subtle humor and sincere love. Like the epic…

Sat 3 Feb

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Joseph J. Jones

Essex singer-songwriter.

Mon 5 Mar

£8.75 / 0141 331 1901

Karl Blau

The indie-rock and folk musician who is based in Anacortes, Washington, brings his songs to the stages of the United KIngdom.

Tue 13 Mar

£15.40 / 0141 331 1901

The Lake Poets

Sunderland singer-songwriter Martin Longstaff knows his Eng Lit and performs as the Lake Poets, with accompanying musicians.

Fri 27 Apr

£11.50 / 0141 331 1901

Lnfg Celtic Connections - Carla J Easton, Zoe Bestel, the Miss’s

LNFG @ Celtic Connections Carla J Easton, Zoe Bestel & The Miss’s

Thu 25 Jan

£10.83 / 0141 331 1901

Loney Dear

Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen makes records and plays shows under the enigmatic name of Loney Dear.

Sat 17 Feb

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Lucy Dacus

The country rock singer-songwriter from Virginia performs songs from her debut album No Burden.

Fri 20 Apr

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901


Singer-songwriter and sometime Ladytron frontwoman with uptempo dream-pop.

Sat 27 Jan

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Sun 4 Feb

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Ben Montero

Australian soft rock musician

Mon 12 Feb

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Nap Eyes

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

Thu 10 May

£9.35 / 0141 331 1901

Saint Agnes + Dirty Boots

SAINT AGNES DIRTY BOOTS & support Wednesday 7th March 2018 The Moon, Cardiff All ages 7pm-10pm

Sun 25 Feb

£7.15 / 0141 331 1901

Start to End

Start to End gathers various Scottish musicians together to perform classic albums in full.

Mon 22 Jan

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Performing Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark

Tue 23 Jan

£11 / 0141 331 1901

John Martyn’s 4th solo studio album Solid Air.

tera melos

The American band from Sacramento, California brings its experimental brand of rock, punk and jazz to the stage with a live performance.

Mon 26 Mar

£12.10 / 0141 331 1901

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