Iconic Glasgow Bar The Laurieston up for sale

the laurieston Bar Glasgow

The Laurieston Bar in Glasgow is on the market

Property seller Christie & Co. have brought a piece of Glasgow history to the market with the listing of the Laurieston Bar. The pub has been part of the Clancy family history for 40 years and is now up for sale.

the laurieston Bar Glasgow

The Category C-listed Bridge Street bar has seemingly remained unchanged since the 1960’s. It’s individual character has led to it being featured in HBO Succession, Sky thriller Dead Shot as well as in movies such as Young Adam and Wild Rose.  It also features in the CAMRA heritage pub interiors.

The bar is a popular stop on the Glasgow Subcrawl and pre gig refreshments before the nearby O2 Academy.

Gerry Clancy, the current owner, said: “In any family business, ‘family’, is the priority. After 40 years serving “The Laurieston Bar Family”, we would now like to devote more time to serving the Clancy family. It goes without saying, it will be business as usual until the right buyer is found.”

We have spent many happy hours in The Laurieston, so much so we have a lovely print by Kieron Redmond in our living room

kieron redmond the laurieston


Here’s hoping that an owner who appreciates The Laurieston Bar as much as the customers do snaps it up.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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