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The Drum & Monkey

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City Centre
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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91 St. Vincent Crescent | G2 5TF, Glasgow G3 8NL, Scotland
+44 141 221 6636
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Need a decent pint of ale and some tasty food while in Glasgow city centre? Look no further, the Drum & monkey will water and feed you to your heart's content.

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Thank Will M
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since it was New Years Day, most places were closed and after walking around for hours, we were thrilled to finally find a place that was open. The burger was a little over cooked but still it was good and the fries were really good.

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Thank sowpow
derby
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142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

12 of us dropped in here on new years day just for a drink and ended up staying for a couple of hours. Very homely place with A LARGE SELECTION OF CASK ALES, which was the main raeson we chose it, Staff were friendly drinks werent expensive and the place was clean Would have no hesitation in revisiting Dont know... More 

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Thank KCGT
Bryan M, Guest Relations Manager at The Drum & Monkey, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed spending new years day with us! When you are next in Glasgow be sure to pop in and say hi! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place feels like it's been around forever (I think it opened early 1990's) but in a good way. The 'Drum' has become something of a Glasgow landmark sitting as it does on a strategic junction and even featured in a tourist advert for our fair city. I hadn't been in since last managing it's door security about a decade... More 

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Thank Arthur T
Bryan M, Guest Relations Manager at The Drum & Monkey, responded to this review

And we will be banging our drum for many more years! Glad you enjoyed your visit Arthur More 

Airdrie, United Kingdom
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961 reviews
493 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub has been here forever and is a welcome hideaway from the busy hustle of Glasgow, can't miss it on the corner, food is decent, atmosphere good and all round a pleasant place for a few drinks

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Thank stuart w
Bryan M, Manager at The Drum & Monkey, responded to this review

Cheers Stuart! Glad you like what we are doing! See you again soon. More 

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Not our first visit,have been here a few times before,good pub food at reasonable prices,I really enjoyed the lemon tart and the pork and haggis sausages were really tasty.Excellent range of real ales,the pub has loads of character with a lovely cosy atmosphere.

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Thank knireds
Bryan M, Manager at The Drum & Monkey, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your kind review, make sure you return next time you are in town! More 

Dre-fach Felindre, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We went there for a few drinks. What a brilliant place, lots of atmosphere, lots of different ales. So good we went back a couple of days later.

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Thank Glasto09
Bryan M, Manager at The Drum & Monkey, responded to this review

Thanks, we aim to please and it looks like on this occasion we have. Hopefully see you again soon More 

Hampshire
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is my third visit to Glasgow and my wife second. What a delightful pub and the ales were really good. Bar staff were attentive and friendly too. Would certainly come here again

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Thank WebbyDog
Bryan M, Manager at The Drum & Monkey, responded to this review

WebbyDog Cheers for your positive review, see you again soon! More 

Bedlington, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great bar in central Glasgow. Good crowd in, friendly and welcoming place. Beer selection decent, prices okay for location. Staff on the ball. All in all a decent place

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Thank mickeastlake
Bryan M, Manager at The Drum & Monkey, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5 "blob" review! More 

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went here with a friend. Nice atmosphere, but the food was shockingly poor for the price. Ordered fish and chips for around £11 and got a very small fish in a large amount of over cooked, rock hard batter. A very small amount of what felt like poorly cooked 'supermarket savers oven chips' and a teaspoonful of mushy peas. All... More 

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Thank CLTScot
Bryan M, Manager at The Drum & Monkey, responded to this review

Cltscot, we regret that you had a negative experience with us but are glad you brought this to our attention. We strive to give all our customers value for their money and it seems we have failed on this occasion. If you wish to speak to me directly about your experience, please contact me directly by phoning the bar. Thanks,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 St. Vincent Crescent | G2 5TF, Glasgow G3 8NL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 6636
Description
You will find The Drum and Monkey in St. Vincent Street Glasgow within a short stroll of George Square, Central Station and Queen Street Station - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Drum and Monkey is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

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