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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  • 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
  • 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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Alex Rex

With a dark new alter ego, Trembling Bells' Alex Neilson pushes himself into uncomfortable places for his bold and brilliant debut as a solo artist The Guardian Alex Rex is the solo project from Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy) and friends. Singing songs of love, loss and loathing. This is their…

Tue 13 Aug

£9.35 / 0141 331 1901

Sat 26 Oct

£11.55 / 0141 331 1901

Sat 5 Oct

£13.50 / 0141 331 1901

Chance Mccoy (old Crow Medicine Show)

Chance McCoy is a Grammy winning Indie Folk musician from West Virginia. After receiving a grant to study with old master musicians from the Appalachian Mountains, he went on to win the Fiddle, Banjo and Dulcimer championships in his home state. His studies and deep love for the traditional ways of the mountaineer soon…

Sat 5 Oct

£13.20 / 0141 331 1901

Coco & The Butterfields

Folk with a little difference

Sat 19 Oct

£13.20 / 0141 331 1901

Dan Mangan

A previous recipient of the Juno Award (Canada's equivalent of the Mercury Prize), Dan Mangan should go down well with fans of Badly Drawn Boy and Mumford & Sons.

Sun 6 Oct

£15.40 / 0141 331 1901

Dave Arcari

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

Sat 30 Nov

£9 / 0141 331 1901

Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles

American folk-pop outfit.

Wed 6 Nov

£11 / 0141 331 1901

The Eskies

Folk noir and gypsy jazz quartet.

Sat 12 Oct

Cancelled / 0141 331 1901

Far Caspian

Lo-fi indie three-piece from Leeds, featuring Joel Johnston, Jof Cabedo and Alessio Scozzaro.

Wed 16 Oct

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Finn Anderson With Band + Support

Finn Anderson with his band + special guests. GLASGOW (The Hug & Pint) Mon 7th October. Doors open 7.30pm. Music from 8pm. 18+ only. Part of a select number of intimate UK shows to celebrate the release of Finn's debut album 'Until The Light'.

Mon 7 Oct

£10 / 0141 331 1901

Francis Lung

Alternative rock from the Manchester artist and ex member of the band Wu Lyf, otherwise known as Tom McClung. Support is Half Loon and Shaking Chains.

Fri 25 Oct

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Georgie

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

ist ist + special guests

Scruff of the Neck presents

Sat 21 Sep

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Jawbone

JAWBONE Are Paddy Milner, Marcus Bonfanti, Rex Horan & Evan Jenkins.

Mon 21 Oct

£16.50 / 0141 331 1901

Sun 29 Sep

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Joshua Burnside

Glasgow-based experimental folk artist mixing found sounds, African rhythms, electric guitar picking and anything else that takes his fancy.

Thu 14 Nov

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Junior

The trio hailing from Cardiff perform pop-punk riffs.

Mon 5 Aug

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Lewsberg

Four-pice rock. Versatile and fantastic hair game. Inspired by the big-city cynicism of the 60s and 70s. A deliciously scuzzy live show. This free ticket does not guarantee entry - please arrive in good time. This is an 18+ event (Photo ID required).

Thu 10 Oct

£8.80 / 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.

Sat 28 Sep

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Mega Bog

Abstract pop artist.

Tue 12 Nov

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Mo Kenney

Folksy blues from the Canadian singer-songwriter.

Sun 4 Aug

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Murkage Dave

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

Fri 11 Oct

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Plastic Mermaids

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

Wed 25 Sep

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901

Polo

The R&B tinged pop trio from Leeds perform their self-penned material.

Fri 1 Nov

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Prince Daddy & The Hyena and Oso Oso

Oso Oso and Prince Daddy & The Hyena hit Birmingham this October!

Sun 20 Oct

£10.45 / 0141 331 1901

The Ramonas

All-female Ramones tribute act.

Fri 7 Feb 2020

£12.10 / 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

Wed 23 Oct

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Sasami

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

Slow Crush

Slow Crush Wednesday 21st August The Victoria, Birmingham £7.50 ADV | 7PM | 18+ Surprise You're Dead Music www.surpriseyouredeadmusic.co.uk

Mon 26 Aug

£8.25 / 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

Swearwolves With Red Hearted Vibrations and Lloyd James Fay

Swearwolves play Glasgow in support of new single 'Slow Down' due to be released 20.07.2019

Wed 24 Jul

£5.98 / 0141 331 1901

Swimming Tapes

Guitar-led pop from the London-based five-piece band.

Sat 2 Nov

£9.90 / 0141 331 1901

Tallies

Tallies blew us away at TGE! Catch them at The Hope & Ruin for their debut show. This is an 18+ event.

Mon 9 Sep

£7.70 / 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 McGuire & The Brassholes

Eight-piece high energy, funk, blues jazz and soul band from Glasgow.

Sun 25 Aug

£13.20 / 0141 331 1901

Wed 4 Dec

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Voodoo Bandits

Voodoo Bandits + Special Guests | Glasgow

Fri 18 Oct

£6.88 / 0141 331 1901

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