Glasgow brewer unveils city centre beer garden plans

PLANS to open a beer garden in Glasgow’s Merchant City have been revealed by brewer Glasgow Beer Works.

The free to enter, 80-cover beer garden is located beneath the Billy Connolly mural on Osbourne Street and is expected to open on July 9. It will operate every weekend from Thursday to Sunday until the end of August – subject to council advice and government guidelines.

The outdoor venue’s food offering was created by Glasgow Beer Works, formally known as the Merchant City Brewing, and Glasgow vendors, Salt N Chilli, Muerte Por Churros and Fire Dog Gourmet Hotdogs.

Rhona Wheatley from Glasgow Beer Works said: “We are thrilled to have an opening date to work towards unveiling our gorgeous Glasgow beer garden. The Billy Connolly mural provides the perfect backdrop to our beers, at the heart of which is about celebrating the individual spirit of Glaswegians. We want people to get together and laugh with loved ones face-to-face in a safe environment.

“A lot of people will know us as Merchant City brewing but as we grow and move into new premises, we feel that the time is right for a name change and rebrand, reflective of the vibrant and cool Glasgow that we all love.

“The safety of our customers and staff is our absolute priority so we’ve planned every aspect of the beer garden to be safe and to prioritise hygiene. We’ll only accept card payments, we’ll be using disposable cups and menus and we’ll frequently clean surfaces in all areas, while all of our staff will be masked and required to wash their hands frequently.

“We plan to open Thursday to Sunday every weekend until the end of August and can’t wait to welcome you. Now all we need to organise is the weather, but not to worry, we’re well prepared for a typically Glasgow summer.”