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

There are 36 events at this location

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Barney Artist

With his signature blend of musicality and message, he’s a thoughtful antidote to a fast-paced, viral music industry.

Tue 10 Dec

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Beth Rowley

Fragrant new folky, bluesy chantoozie for your perusal.

Sun 8 Dec

£14.85 / 0141 331 1901

Bob Wayne

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

Tue 31 Mar 2020

£15.40 / 0141 331 1901

City Of The Sun

The experiential music of City of the Sun is the sound you didn't know you were missing. New York City's powerhouse trio flip the perception of instrumental music, attracting a whole new generation to the genre. Formed in 2011, City of the Sun features guitarists John Pita, Avi Snow, and percussionist Zach Para. The…

Sat 7 Dec

£11.55 / 0141 331 1901

Common Holly and support

Holding fast to the emotional honesty of Playing House (2017), Common Holly’s sophomore record, When I say to you Black Lightning is a look outward; an exploration of the ways in which we all experience pain, fear and self-delusion, and how we can learn to confront those feelings with boldness. A swift change of course…

Sun 19 Jan 2020

£11.00* / 0141 331 1901

Dave Arcari

Alt.blues guitarist whose influences include punk, rockabilly and trash country.

Sat 30 Nov

£9 / 0141 331 1901

Sat 18 Apr 2020

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Dry Cleaning

Nothing clean about it. Dry Cleaning's divisive, scuzzy indie goodness is coming to you. Good luck trying to get yourself in the know online, they're super elusive, so you best get down there. This is an 18+ event.

Fri 14 Feb 2020

£11 / 0141 331 1901



Fri 15 May 2020

£11 / 0141 331 1901

The Field

(Photo ID Required).

Sat 14 Dec

£16.50 / 0141 331 1901


The Mansfield singer-songwriter performs her indie-folk songs.

Thu 30 Jan 2020

£9.25 / 0141 331 1901

The Gotobeds

Give me a minute or three to extol the virtues of The Gotobeds, the modern rock and roll sensation that has always sounded like they love to play. Never maligned by having the world's weight on their backs, The Gotobeds - Cary, TFP, Eli and Gavin - return to the fray with their third full lengther, 'Debt Begins at 30'.

Sun 24 Nov

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Gwenifer Raymond and support

Gwenifer Raymond began playing guitar at the age of eight shortly after having been first exposed to punk and grunge. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading into the guitar players…

Tue 21 Jan 2020

£11.00* / 0141 331 1901

The Hermes Experiment

Winners of the prestigious Tunnell Trust Award 2016 and Park Lane Group Young Artist 2015/2016 awards, The Hermes Experiment are an ensemble consisting of a soprano, clarinet, double bass and harp.

Mon 25 Nov

£10 (£6) / 0141 331 1901

Jonah Tolchin and support

Jonah Tolchin has wrestled with a wellspring of emotions in his 26 years, and in the process, has consistently found the means of integrating his sentiments into his songs. It’s been a relatively brief progression as far as his career is concerned, but the maturity and musical progression he’s tallied in that short time…

Thu 23 Jan 2020

£11.00* / 0141 331 1901

Kettle of Kites and support

Kettle of Kites is an indie art rock band. It’s a soaring crescendo and then a simple folk melody. It’s a vast wide open space and then an intimate living room – a geometric maze to find your way through. Their debut album Loan was formed through humble means – recorded in a dingy, sweaty Italian basement by Scottish…

Fri 24 Jan 2020

£11.00* / 0141 331 1901

Kiwi Jr

Labelled ‘delightful as $#!@’ by NOW Magazine and ‘naive enough to be charming’ by Exclaim, Toronto’s Kiwi Jr deliver an exciting 12-string guitar attack and book smart lyrics. Happy customers of Kiwi Jr also enjoyed: Modern Lovers and Pavement. This is an 18+ event.

Mon 27 Jan 2020

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Long Earth - Once Around The Sun

Prog Rock from Glasgow's Long Earth

Fri 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 331 1901

Man & The Echo

Observational glam pop outfit from Warrington. Man & The Echo have all the tunes and with their inspired look at life, they've got a lot to say too. Love Thy Neighbour This is an 18+ event.

Thu 13 Feb 2020

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Man of the Minch

Queer electro-folk pop music.

Sun 1 Dec

£8 / 0141 331 1901

Mikal Cronin

On October 25, Mikal Cronin will release Seeker, his fourth and finest full-length to date. This is an 14+ event.

Thu 27 Feb 2020

£12.10 / 0141 331 1901

Molly Linen and support

Molly Linen is a songwriter and guitarist from the West Midlands, now based in Glasgow, and has recently been signed to Lost Map Records (Rozi Plain, BAS JAN, Callum Easter). She creates atmospheric, captivating and personal songs, led by melodic guitar lines and lulling yet hypnotic vocals, drawing influences from…

Sat 18 Jan 2020

£11.00* / 0141 331 1901

Native Harrow and support

“This record is about becoming your own advocate. Realizing maybe you are different in several or myriad ways, and that that is okay. And further, it is about me becoming a grown woman.”, Devin Tuel says. The singer-songwriter is at home in Newburgh, NY reflecting on her third album, Happier Now, as well as the difficult…

Fri 17 Jan 2020

£11.00* / 0141 331 1901

Pick A Piper

Ontario electronic experimentalist Brad Weber aka Pick A Piper - also known for his role in dance favourites Caribou - makes a bewitching slow-rave travelogue of sounds and stories. This is an 18+ event. (Photo ID Required).

Tue 17 Dec

£8.43 / 0141 331 1901

The Ramonas

All-female Ramones tribute act.

Fri 7 Feb 2020

£12.10 / 0141 331 1901


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

Fri 10 Apr 2020

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

SHHE and support

SHHE is the alter-ego of Scottish-Portuguese artist and producer Su Shaw. Her upcoming self-titled debut album tracks a period of intense personal change. The resulting record is a sparse, haunting and atmospheric journey of introspection and exploration of identity that demonstrates SHHE’s ability to capture movement…

Sat 25 Jan 2020

£11.00* / 0141 331 1901

Slaughter Beach, Dog

Pared-down folk-rock from Jake Ewald.

Wed 15 Jan 2020

£13.20 / 0141 331 1901

Son Of Dave

Son of Dave is the harmonica-touting Benjamin Darvell, formerly of Crash Test Dummies, who kicks up a raw blues dust storm all on his lonesome.

Fri 29 Nov

£13.20 / 0141 331 1901

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 2020

£11.25 / 0141 331 1901

Wed 4 Dec

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Twelfth Day

Scottish folk from Orcadian Catriona Price and Borders lass Esther Swift.

Mon 18 Nov

£13.75 / 0141 331 1901


U-Bahn originated in Jan 2018 from a chance meeting between bedroom recording magician Lachlan Kenny and vintage synthesiser enthusiast Zoe Monk. A Brudenell presentation.

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 331 1901

We Are Not Devo: Devo Tribute

A tribute to American rock band Devo.

Fri 10 Jan 2020

£13.75 / 0141 331 1901

Sat 11 Jan 2020

£13.75 / 0141 331 1901

William Doyle

William Doyle, formerly known by his stage name East India Youth, is an electronic musician originally from Bournemouth, England. He merges ambient electronic pop with tightly wound dance beats. This is an 18+ event.

Tue 18 Feb 2020

£11 / 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 2020

£15.40 / 0141 331 1901

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