May 11, 2018
This has to be one of the most chilled spots in Glasgow. Blue Dog really works its laid-back jazz bar vibe, with cosy brown furnishings, 1970s-style wallpaper and a piano tucked into the corner this is not just for show either, in fact it gets a good work-out most nights. That’s what’s so nice about this place: it has that rare combination of both style and substance and the crowd reflects this. Blue Dog attracts a pleasant mixture of people of all ages; some glammed up and revelling in the venue’s jazzy atmosphere, others more casually attired, here for the music. The cocktails are well worth investigating too, well-executed and original. Try a smooth honey and watermelon martini, in keeping with the atmosphere, or a White-Out Frappe with Grand Marnier and espresso for a bit of a kick. Should you fancy the bar’s signature drink, the eponymous Blue Dog is Wybrowa Apple Vodka, Gabriel Boudier Curacoa Blue Liqueur, passion fruit and a mix of citrus. (We have to admit, personally we’d indulge our inner geek with a gin-based Sapphire and Steel). For the more adventurous there’s a menu called ‘Suck it and See’, which features such creations as Cherry and Chocolate Caipirinha, and Rhubarb and Custard we’re not sure we’d be person enough to try a drink that mixes bourbon, Advocaat Liqueur, with rhubarb liqueur, lemon juice and fresh egg white, but maybe you’re braver than we are. The fun doesn’t stop till the early hours, so grab a drink, listen to some great music, and enjoy one of the best nights out Glasgow has to offer.