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
  • 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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Adam Torres

The singer-songwriter from Albuquerque performs folk.

Thu 17 Aug

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Amusement Parks On Fire

Nottingham-based psych-prog rockers.

Sat 18 Nov

£11 / 0141 331 1901

B Boys

Live Indie Music performed by the amazing B Boys.

Tue 12 Sep

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Barns Courtney

Singer-songwriter with a beautiful voice and great lyrics.

Wed 20 Sep

£9.35 / 0141 331 1901

CC Smugglers

The Bedfordshire-based group plays lively country blues with elements of contemporary Gypsy swing and roots music.

Thu 9 Nov

£11.50 / 0141 331 1901

Charly Bliss

Brooklyn power pop band.

Sun 17 Sep

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Thu 31 Aug

£13.75 / 0141 331 1901

Ded Rabbit // BOPS // Bad Mannequins

Scruff of the Neck and Fortune Promotions presents

Mon 30 Oct

£6.60 / 0141 331 1901

Fake Laugh

Psych-pop quartet from London.

Mon 16 Oct

£6.60 / 0141 331 1901

Fling

Mix of folktronica and psychedelic rock.

Tue 17 Oct

£6.60 / 0141 331 1901

Folklub - Heron Valley + Support

Heron Valley are an energetic, young traditional band from Scotland who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, while taking influence from various Folk, Country and Bluegrass styles. The six-piece, energy fuelled group comprises fiddle player/accordionist…

Thu 28 Sep

£11.21 / 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 2018

£12.10 / 0141 331 1901

Howie Payne

Liverpool-formed collective The Stands burst onto the scene in 2002 with their raw rock sound. Following their split three years later singer-songwriter Howie Payne stepped out on his own with emotive indie-rock tunes and a passionate folk vibe, which he presents to you this evening.

Sat 14 Oct

£11 / 0141 331 1901

James Yuill

Melancholic electronica and acoustic sounds from James Yuill.

Sun 24 Sep

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Japanese Breakfast

Japanese Breakfast bring pop bliss to The Dome on Tuesday 7th November! Set to release on 14th July, 'Soft Sounds From Another Planet' is less of a concept album about space exploration so much as it is a mood board come to life. Over the course of 12 tracks, Michelle Zauner explores a sonic landscape of her own…

Sun 5 Nov

£9.35 / 0141 331 1901

Junior

The trio hailing from Cardiff perform pop-punk riffs.

Fri 4 Aug

£6.60 / 0141 331 1901

Malka

MALKA's Glasgow date for her new album release.

Thu 2 Nov

£7.89 / 0141 331 1901

Michael Nau

Baroque pop and rock'n'roll balladry.

Sat 23 Sep

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Michael Timmons

Solo musician from Glasgow.

Sat 19 Aug

£5 / 0141 331 1901

Omni

Pop and post-punk originals from this Atlanta-based trio.

Thu 21 Sep

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901

Peaness

Chester-based grunge-pop trio.

Thu 5 Oct

£6.60 / 0141 331 1901

Radiophonic Tuckshop

Join us and Glasgow's own minor super group Radiophonic Tuckshop - along with guests Duglas Stewart and Stephen Solo for an evening of psychaeldic pop songs. Members attending can collect a free CD of the EP which will normally only be available as a digital download. Tickets cost £3.25 plus booking fee for Members but…

Sun 30 Jul

£3.97 / 0141 331 1901

Sister John - Returned From Sea - Album Launch 14/09

Join us as Sister John launch their debut album with support from Mark W. Georgsson in addition to grabbing your members ticket here you can buy an extra ticket at face value or book a table for two with wine.

Thu 14 Sep

£8.40–£21.43 / 0141 331 1901

Sister John - Returned From Sea - Album Launch 15/09

Join us as Sister John launch their debut album with support from Annie Booth In addition to grabbing your members ticket here you can buy an extra ticket at face value or book a table for two with wine.

Fri 15 Sep

£8.40–£21.43 / 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.

Wed 8 Nov

£15.40 / 0141 331 1901

The Standard Lamps - Glasgow - 29/9/2017

The Standard Lamps return to Glasgow following a recent tour supporting The Who!

Fri 29 Sep

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Steve Grozier

Americana, country and folk from the Glasgow's singer-songwriter.

Fri 1 Sep

£6 / 0141 331 1901

With The Gary Johnstone Band and Heir of the Cursed..

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Too Many T's

South London-based rappers Leon Rhymes and Standaloft distinguished by their energetic rapid-fire delivery.

Thu 12 Oct

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Trailer Trash Tracys

Moody indie quartet.

Tue 19 Sep

£9.35 / 0141 331 1901

Ulrika Spacek

Pysch rock influenced by 90s indie rock.

Mon 9 Oct

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Wesley Gonzalez

The electronic musician and former Let's Wrestle front man performs songs from his debut solo album Excellent Musician.

Thu 26 Oct

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Willie & The Bandits

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

Sun 8 Oct

£14 / 0141 331 1901

The Wynntown Marshals

Country rock and Americana with a smattering of indie harmonies from Edinburgh's Wynntown Marshalls.

Sat 2 Sep

£8.50–£10 / 0141 331 1901

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