Bobar, 383 Byres Road, Glasgow

Attached to the Grosvenor Hotel, Bobar suffers a little from Hotel Bar syndrome but it makes it up for the enthusiastic bar staff willing to help and obviously proud of their creations.

A classic cocktails menu of 11 cocktails as well as 12 winter cocktails which included a cocktail named “Christmas Dinner” – Chopin Vodka, Red Wine, Carrot, Sage, Turkey and Cranberry) (soon to be refreshed with a spring menu).

Music was middle of the road (Phil Collins/Average White Band) but a good covers back came on later (two guitarists) who livened the place up and created a better atmosphere.  Decor is wooden tables, booth style as well as cocktail perch tables.  Interesting art around, a picture of the bar filled with naked bodies!

We concentrated on the Winter Cocktails menu and went for a Gingerbread Negroni – £6.50 – Bombay Sapphire Gin, Aperol, and house made Gingerbread Syrup. Very strong cocktail, bitter tasting with a strong Aperol hit, gingerbread taste wasn’t too strong.    After a chat with the bar man, we discovered that the original drink has Campari, but he changed it to Aperol for the sweeter palate of the Glasgow crowd.  I think this works better as Campari would have been far too bitter.

Gingerbread Negroni Bobar Hilton Glasgow

Turkish Delight – £6.50 – Absolut Vanilla, Cacao Blanc and Rose Water.  Smooth, strong tasting, sweet and very easy to drink. Very chocolatey tasting.Turkish Delight Bobar Hilton Glasgow

High Pear – £7.00 – Absolut Pear, Passion Fruit and Prosecco – great pear taste, refreshing and not too alcohol tasting,  would be an ideal summer drink.High Pear Bobar Hilton Glasgow

Tommy’s Maple Margarita– £6.50 – Jose Cuvero Silver, Maple Syrup, Lime and Cardamom – Great tasting margarita but didn’t really get the taste of the maple or cardamom.  Refreshing and limey.

Tommys Maple Margarita Bobar Hilton Glasgow


Finally one from their Classic Cocktail Menu –  Russian Spring Punch – £6.00 – Absolut Raspberry, Cassis, Prosecco £6.00 – another good one for a summer day, fruity, refreshing with a strong cassis taste.  Very easy to drink.

Russian Spring Punch Bobar Hilton Glasgow

We reviewed Bobar on behalf of Social and Cocktail Website

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Author: Glasgow Foodie

Mrs Foodie aka Emma loves to snuggle with Fred and Cleo, sleep and read. Can be found with gin or a pint in hand.

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