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

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Angie McMahon

The singer-songwriter and musician from Melbourne plays folk, pop and soul.

Tue 21 May

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Chris Cohen

Upset The Rhythm presents CHRIS COHEN Wednesday 29 May MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, London, E8 1EL 7.30pm | £9 CHRIS COHEN's songs initially sound easy. They're each tiny jewels that unfurl at a leisurely pace, but dig a little deeper and you'll reach a melancholy core. His previous two albums, 2012's…

Mon 27 May

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Coco & The Butterfields

Folk with a little difference

Sat 19 Oct

£13.20 / 0141 331 1901

Curtis Eller’s American Circus

The New York banjo player and his band play their own take on alt country and Americana in their original material.

Thu 13 Jun

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Emerson Snowe

Australian musician Emerson Snowe makes dreamy nostalgic indie. He's already supported the likes of King Krule, Ariel Pink and Courtney Barnett. Welcome to his twinkling, twisted time warp. Presented by Eat Your Own Ears. This is an 18+ event.

Thu 16 May

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Emily Mae Winters

Hailed as having a voice that will stop you in your tracks, contemporary folk singer Emily Mae Winters’ is quickly permeating the folk scene.

Fri 31 May

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles

American folk-pop outfit.

Wed 6 Nov

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Guerilla Toss live at Soup Kitchen

DFA signings Guerilla Toss come to Soup Kitchen as they headline in Manchester for the first time.

Wed 5 Jun

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901


Native Welsh and Cornish speaker Gwenno is a musician, singer-songwriter and DJ.

Wed 29 May

£15.40 / 0141 331 1901

Haru Nemuri + Dj. FlugvãƒÂ©L Og Geimskip

Presented by Houses in Motion. This is a 16+ event.

Wed 12 Jun

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Lawrence Arabia

'As inviting as the honk of the Good Humor Man of the '50s, who toodled his ice-cream truck through neighbourhoods of my youth. Such tune-smithery simply isn't for tyros. It takes real savvy to pull it off. James Milne is equipped for such craft. I was delighted to feel attached to such a talented work, a notch above, and…

Thu 20 Jun

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

The Little Unsaid

John Elliott, known by his stage and recording name The Little Unsaid, is an English songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist

Thu 9 May

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Mike Krol

Of all the breakups in Mike Krol's songs, the most harrowing story is about his breakup with music. In 2015, coming off of his best record yet and the ensuing world tour, Krol found himself in the midst of a full-blown existential crisis. He'd invested everything to create the rockand-roll life he'd always wanted, but he…

Thu 25 Apr

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Mo Kenney

Folksy blues from the Canadian singer-songwriter.

Sun 4 Aug

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Mt Doubt

Dark pop and alt.rock noises from Mt Doubt.

Sat 27 Apr

£6–£8 / 0141 331 1901

With Paddy Hanna and Junior Brother.

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Murkage Dave

Hare & Hounds presents Murkage Dave at the venue on October 8th.

Fri 11 Oct

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds' Album Launch (support From Xan Tyler)

ALBUM LAUNCH AT THE HUG AND PINT Join us for a wonderful night of music and banter to celebrate the release of Naomi & Paul's latest album at the cosy Hug and Pint in Glasgow. **Naomi Bedford the acclaimed ‘Songs My Ruiner Gave To Me’. For this album, with full encouragement and advice from Collins, they have chosen…

Sat 4 May

£12.12 / 0141 331 1901

Plastic Mermaids

Indie-rock numbers from the Isle Of Wight-based quintet.

Wed 25 Sep

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901


Doors: 7.30pm Age restrictions: 18+

Sun 12 May

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901


Lo-fi post punk from Seattle.

Tue 14 May

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Sam Evian

This Is Tmrw welcome Sam Evian to Hare & Hounds on Monday 21st May 2018.

Thu 29 Aug

£9.35 / 0141 331 1901


Sasami spent the last two and half years as a so-called Synth Queen, touring the world non-stop and making records in the band Cherry Glazerr (on Secretly Canadian) and is taking a turn this year to put out her long anticipated solo album soon. Jackie Cohen hurts her own feelings in her recently released EP, Tacoma…

Tue 3 Sep

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901


The four-piece combo from North London play grunge and post punk. With support from Ghost Kings Of The Five Regions and Drug Store Romeos.

Tue 7 May

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901


“SPQR are a new voice from Liverpool, a striking fusion of Jeff Buckley’s vocals, crunching guitar and uniquely personal songwriting“ Clash Magazine.  Supports will be announced shortly. Doors 7.30PM This event is 18+

Thu 30 May

£6.98 / 0141 331 1901


If there was a mission, then it was to create something like absurd office funk, says Stats' Ed Seed, recalling the birth of his band. He was working a series of banal London office jobs, but rather than switch off or despair, Seed used this conventionally sterile backdrop for creative inspiration. It was about taking…

Wed 8 May

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

The Stroppies

Melbourne-based guitar pop band.

Wed 10 Jul

£8.25 / 0141 331 1901

Supa & Da Kryptonites

Denholm Promotions Presents… Supa & Da Kryptonites + Special Guests

Fri 10 May

£6.88 / 0141 331 1901

Tim Presley's White Fence

A new morning is shining through the gauze outside the windowan eternal morning, a next-day-of-life moment that's always occurring, if you take the time to notice. Tim Presley's White Fence, informed by the extreme polarities of punk rock and psych, brings forth songs like no others. Two years on from his solo missive…

Mon 19 Aug

£13.75 / 0141 331 1901

Tom Speight

London-based singer-songwriter who has collaborated with Keane, Stephen Fretwell and The Staves.

Fri 3 May

£9.25 / 0141 331 1901

Fri 17 May

£16.87 / 0141 331 1901

Viagra Boys

Swedish punk band.

Thu 16 May

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901

Voodoo Bandits

Voodoo Bandits + Special Guests

Fri 18 Oct

£6.88 / 0141 331 1901

William The Conqueror

The South West of England-based group performs its indie-Americana compositions.

Wed 1 May

£12.38 / 0141 331 1901

William Tyler

Omeara 6 O'Meara St London SE1 1TE 7.30pm £14

Tue 30 Apr

£14.30 / 0141 331 1901

Ye Vagabonds

Seated gig in Junction 2 | Music starts at 8pm | Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult Nominated 'Best Traditional Track' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland. After moving to Dublin…

Fri 24 May

£13.20 / 0141 331 1901

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