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Solid Rock Cafe

19 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AB, Scotland
+44 141 221 1105
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (16 reviews)
“rock metal” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, International, British
19 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AB, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

if you like Rufus bar, your like this one too, similar atmosphere to Rufus great rock/metal music, good value, nice rock décor. pool table down stairs as well. I like this place, cant wait to come back again.

Thank jdm42872
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got exactly what I excepted. It's really close to the Central so really in the city central and a bonus is that is was really close to my hostel. Good food and good beer and of course, loud music. 👌🏻

1  Thank saidonia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a metal head and every time I come to Glasgow, mainly to go to gigs. I stop off in the Solid Rock Cafe. Great atmosphere great music and great drinks. The only thing that was a let down this visit was one female member...More

1  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went last night for the fist time to the pub quiz and had a great laugh. Food was cheap but great and drinks were flowing. Loved the atmosphere and staff were really helpful. Highly recommended.

1  Thank sarahdon1
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Was there before the Maiden gig In May, and also before another gig on August, cool little bar with a rock theme

1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We went here for some pre drinks for a birthday and we weren't impressed. The bar downstairs had only one set of lights on, the smell in the bar was overwhelming and beer selection has totally dwindled. This isn't the solid rock we remembered music...More

Thank Elvisgirl68
Robert A, Owner at Solid Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi ElvisGirl68, I was very disappointed to read your review - The bar downstairs has always been lit to a lower level for a more relaxed lounge feel - our beer selection is more varied than it has been at any point in our 30...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

We visited here last week. This is what I expect a rock bar to be like belting music, beer and a dimly lit bar. If I have to pick a fault it's that there are television screens in there and you can't help but watch...More

Thank Nic G
Reviewed 3 July 2017

When you come in to this bar, you will not be thinking that they serve food. It is pretty dark inside, they have a pin-ball machine and hard rock is coming out of the speakers. We ordered ot different sandwiches/subs. Mine was with steak and...More

Thank Sihanoukville
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Everytime I've visited in the past few months there has been a really string smell of sewer throughout the bar. It's outputting sitting in it and will certainly put you off your food. What's going on?? I used to love visiting here but it feels...More

Thank Shona M
Robert A, Owner at Solid Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hi Shona, Please be assured we are doing everything within our power to deal with this issue - we are now fairly sure it is from the main sewer/drain in Hope Street which is very close to our ladies toilet below street level - unfortunately...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I was a regular to the Solid Rock Cafe in my teens many moons ago & although I hadn't been in for a while I wasn't disappointed. This place actually doesn't change much... And in this case that's a good thing. Good food, good beer...More

1  Thank Tommy-tt
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Scott A
28 February 2017|
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Response from Dolphduncan | Reviewed this property |
Yes a fine selection of beers lagers and spirits
30 June 2015|
Response from Robert A | Property representative |
Hi Kimmy, Unfortunately we are strictly over 18's only at all times. Regards, Robert
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Bar, Pub, International, British
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 1105
  • E-mail
The Solid Rock Cafe is Glasgow's original (and best) rock and metal venue, established in 1987 and evolving with the vibrant rock scene here ever since. Offering competitively priced and filling bar meals as well as a wide selection of beers, spirits and cocktails, as well as anything music wise from AC/DC to ZZ Top.
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