I kind of liked the 500 Club at the bottom of Byres Road, however the service was always a bit iffy and the beer selection a bit dull. Now that it's the The Oran Mor Byre (or the Ooor Wullie Byre, or the Broons Byre or..) the beer is definately better. Trying to judge the quality of service on Monday night when there are 4 people in and there's no food (starting next Monday apparently) is a bit difficult but they're definitely friendlier than the 500 club staff and the fact that Colin "Mr Mor" Beattie owns it bode well.
The name is a little up in the air due to Stefan King suing, in a remarkably similar way to the Bloody Mary debacle a few years ago. If the way that worked out is any precedant I don't think there's anything to worry about.
In the interests of solidarity with people who aren't dicks, and getting to know each other better can I suggest a glasgowbars meet(piss)up at The Byre?