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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Birra Moretti

Impressive vegan dishes with added zing and live music create a winning formula for this St George's Cross neighbourhood hangout.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

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

Event times

There are 18 events at this location

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Euphoric Scotpoppers who know their way round a charming tune.

Mon 23 Jan

£9.50 / 0141 331 1901

Part of Celtic Connections.

Aurea Quartet

String quartet composed of RCS graduates, winner of the St Martin-in-the-Fields chamber music prize for 2014.

Wed 3 May

£10 (£8) / 0141 331 1901

The quartet performs Kevin Volan’s Hunting-Gathering and Arvo Pärt’s Fratres, together with the winner of the call for scores. Part of The Night With….

Blair Dunlop

Contemporary folk singer-songwriter.

Sun 5 Feb

£9 / 0141 331 1901

With Doghouse Roses and Emme Woods. Part of Celtic Connections.

Broken Records

Sweeping indie anthems from the Edinburgh six-piece.

Fri 20 Jan

£10 / 0141 331 1901

With Olympic Swimmers. Part of Celtic Connections.

Dave Arcari

Alt.blues guitarist Arcari performs from his back catalogue.

Fri 10 Feb

£8 in advance; £10 on the door / 0141 331 1901

With Little Fire.

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Emma Lloyd & Joanna Nicholson

Lloyd (violin) and Nicholson (clarinet, electronics) in recital.

Fri 12 May

£10 (£8) / 0141 331 1901

Part of The Night With….

Jarrod Dickenson

Americana, folk and roots blues singer-songwriter.

Sat 18 Mar

Jess Williamson

American folk singer-songwriter.

Mon 6 Feb

£8 / 0141 331 1901

Kathryn Williams & Anthony Kerr

The contemporary folk singer-songwriter performs with the revered jazz musician and vibraphone player.

Thu 9 Feb


Old school vocals matched with electro backing from Law Holt.

Sun 29 Jan

£8 / 0141 331 1901

Part of Celtic Connections.

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The Little Kicks "shake Off Your Troubles" Album Launch @ The Hug And Pint, Glasgow

Friday 10th March @ The Hug And Pint, Glasgow Instinctive Racoon presents THE LITTLE KICKS "Shake Off Your Troubles" Album Launch 7.30pm doors Standard Tickets: £10.00 available from here

Mark W Georgsson

Folky sounds from Mark W Georgsson.

Thu 19 Jan

£7 / 0141 331 1901

Faces and Places album launch party. Part of Celtic Connections.


Electronica, future pop and sophisticated R&B.

Sun 19 Feb

£6 / 0141 331 1901

Red Note Ensemble

Red Note is Scotland's foremost contemporary music ensemble.

Wed 1 Mar

£10 (£8) / 0141 331 1901

Music for flute, percussion and cello. David Fennessy’s meditative The Room is the Resonator and Morphallaxis by Greek composer Panayiotis Kokoras. Part of The Night With….

RM Hubbert

Guitar instrumentals from the artist who won the Scottish Album of the Year in 2013.

Sun 22 Jan

£15 / 0141 331 1901

Part of Celtic Connections.

Rose McDowall

Glaswegian punky indie pop from the former The Poems and Strawberry Switchblade singer.

Sat 21 Jan

£12 / 0141 331 1901

Part of Celtic Connections.

State Broadcasters

Folky indie outfit.

Sat 28 Jan

£8 / 0141 331 1901

Part of Celtic Connections.

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….

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