Scotia Bar

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Open for business in its present incarnation since the late 1920s, this is a warm Tudor-style pub that always has live music sessions on the go, whether pre-arranged or spontaneous. It claims to be the city's oldest bar as it was built in 1792 but this is hotly contested, both by historians and certain other pubs. Bar meals are served during the day, but the Scotia's purpose in life is to bring music to the people. They have Celtic folk and blues sessions, cover bands and jolly singalongs. This is a fantastic place to meet some real Glasgow characters since it's a popular haunt of local writers, poets, musicians and raconteurs.

Location:  112-114 Stockwell Street

Business hours:  Mo-Sa 11:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m., Su 12:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.