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
  • 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 18 events at this location

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Adam Beattie

Tom Waits-influenced blues/folk finger-style guitarist.

Sun 4 Jun

£11 / 0141 331 1901

Adam Torres

The singer-songwriter from Albuquerque performs folk.

Thu 17 Aug

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901


Electro pop two piece.

Thu 1 Jun

£7.70 / 0141 331 1901

Thu 31 Aug

£13.75 / 0141 331 1901


Taking its name from the Gaelic word for 'kinship', Dàimh includes members from Canada, the US, Ireland and Scotland.

Tue 6 Jun

£10 / 0141 331 1901

With Kim Carnie.

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Danny Gruff

In July, Danny Gruff will be promoting his debut album with a UK tour. Joining him will be Candle Thieves and Dave Giles

Tue 18 Jul

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Danny Gruff + Special Guests

In July, Danny Gruff will be promoting his debut album with a UK tour. Joining him will be some very special guests.

Tue 18 Jul

£8.80 some concessions / 0141 331 1901


The Los Angeles-based quartet of guitarist and vocalist JooJoo Ashworth, bassist Jeremy Katz, drummer Cameron Allen and guitarist Nick Ventura visit the UK with their psychedelic-style pop, performing hits from their albums Patterns, Bleak and new material.

Mon 5 Jun

£8.25 / 0141 331 1901

Michael Nau

Baroque pop and rock'n'roll balladry.

Sat 23 Sep

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

Paul McKenna Band

A blend of Scottish and Irish music with modern rock and contemporary songwriting from this five-piece.

Wed 31 May

£10 / 0141 331 1901

With Iona Fyfe & Luc McNally.


Chester-based grunge-pop trio.

Thu 5 Oct

£6.60 / 0141 331 1901


The American indie-rock band performs in support of its album A Hairshirt Of Purpose.

Sun 18 Jun

£8.80 / 0141 331 1901

The Rubber Wellies

The travelling folksters return to Glasgow for a night of ceol agus craic! Doors 7.30pm Music 8pm

Thu 6 Jul

£8.80 some concessions / 0141 331 1901

Tom Poulson, Danielle Price & Timothy Cooper

New and contemporary music for trumpet, tuba and electronics.

Wed 14 Jun

£10 (£8) / 0141 331 1901

A new version of Stockhausen's Tierkreis together with a new work by Timothy Cooper for tuba and electronics. Part of The Night With….

Top Floor Taivers

Traditional Scottish songs from the Glasgow-based band, with vocals from Claire Hastings, who was the BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015.

Fri 16 Jun

£10 / 0141 331 1901

With Jack Smedley & David Foley.

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

Wovoka Gentle

Neo-folk sounds from London, mixing up 60s psychedelia, jazz, collage music and trad folk.

Tue 30 May

£6.25 / 0141 331 1901

Yorkston Thorne Khan

Experimental collaborative group that includes folk singer-songwriter James Yorkston, award winning sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan and Jon Thorne, best known as jazz double bass player with electro outfit Lamb.

Mon 3 Jul

£14.30 / 0141 331 1901

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