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Sun, Mar. 28th, 2010, 03:44 am
aidan_skinner: Long time no drinky [3 reviews for the price of one]

1. Two Figs.

It's what used to be Cabbages and Kings, was the Haugh Before that, was... etc. Bottom of Byres Road, weird space with two bits separated by a close door.

Two figs is run by the people that own the Left Bank on Gibson St, and has similarly high quality but somewhat more pub-oriented food. Excellent burger, awesome chips, good on-menu cocktails (haven't tried ordering off menu due to them having) West beer's on tap. Nice staff, some of whom used to work in Rio Cafe.

2. Blind Pig

In what used to be Whistlers Mother (do you notice a theme yet?), they're seriously about local quality food. The Sunday roasts are amazing, and well worth a trip to the restauranty bit for. Nice cocktail selection, although I'd still head to Bloody Mary's for a session. Beer selection is uninspired at best. The food outshines everything except the winelist, and it's priced that way.

3. Velvet Elvis

In what used to be an abandoned Butchers on Dumbarton Road, next to Pinxtos, opposite Bibi's. Like Blind Pig, they emphasis ethicallyish reared localish food. Same good-but-slightly-bland (Guinness, Budvar, Peroni yawn) beer list as the Blind Pig, an excellent and reasonably priced wine list and a few competent cocktails. The main selling points of this place are it's West-of-Crow Road location, the food and the jukebox. OMG the jukebox.

If you're just drinking, go to the 3 Judges. Unless it's Sunday and, like me, you hate shite jazz.

- Aidan

Sun, Mar. 28th, 2010 12:17 pm (UTC)

so the whistler's mother is FINALLY something else now? I haven't been in the west end in ages!

Sun, Mar. 28th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)

Yeah, it's been the Blind Pig since Septemberish. Must've been 2 years easily since it shut..