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The State Bar

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Address: 148-148A Holland Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 332 2159
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Great Atmosphere

Great real ales, appreciated by myself and colleague, both CAMRA members, excellent live blues band. Extremely friendly staff added to the great night out

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nev B
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great real ales, appreciated by myself and colleague, both CAMRA members, excellent live blues band. Extremely friendly staff added to the great night out

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Thank Nev B
South Shields, England, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a couple of drinks here, drinks were reasonably priced, great selection of beer, well kept and a great atmosphere, very busy but the staff were brilliant, very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Thank Joyce W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a city centre real ale pub - 7 or 8 ales always on - with a circular central bar. Prices are excellent, especially considering the location. Nancy runs a fantastic pub which is friendly to locals and visitors. Also serves food at lunchtime but can get busy with local workers. Get in before 12 !! There's too few... More 

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Thank Ale-to-the-Chief
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A beautiful piece of Glasgow history with features showing the cross-over period from Art Nouveau to Art Deco. It is unpretentious but clean and well-maintained. The bar is just gorgeous and stocks a great range of real ales, contemporary beers, malt whiskies. There are many framed black and white photographs of performers of the past (we guess who had appeared... More 

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Thank Ena-Bill
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic bar with great staff. Always a great mix of people and shows sport if you're wanting to watch. Has a good selection of whisky and cask ales too.

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Thank Paul B
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Booked tickets online for comedy club easily enough, before it started we went to the main bar was soo busy which is to be expected on a saturday night, its what i would call a traditional "old mans" pub but its not a bad thing theres enough posery pubs in glasgow. Eventually got a table but it had drink spilt... More 

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Thank gemini_girl33
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I have frequented the State on a number of occasions over the years and it is still a great place to meet friends for a catch up Great service and a selection of beers and spirits Not for poseurs but for those who just want a pint and a chat

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Thank Dolphduncan
Glasgow
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I went to this pub for a drink and I witnessed the worst form of religious discrimination. I couldn't believe my ears when gentlemen and women who were dressed smartly on their way to church were asked to leave the pub because they may offend "the other side"? When asked to explain more the female behind the bar refused to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

went in to meet some friends before heading out. sticky floors, filthy tables. not for me and doubt i'd be returning

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Thank davieboy144
Glasgow
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165 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Good traditional pub. Friendly service. Good beer. Relaxed atmosphere. Sport on tv. Good photos on walls.

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