Maggie May’s to embrace both kinds of music – country and western

An artist’s impression of Maggie May’s new country-themed look, currently under construction

Glasgow institution Maggie May’s is getting a £500,000 refurbishment – and rebranding as Maggie’s Rock ‘n’ Rodeo, Scotland’s first country-music themed bar.

Inspired by Nashville dive bars, honky tonks and shows like Yellowstone, Maggie’s is going all out country as it becomes ‘The Home of Good Times’, complete with its very own Bullpit and ‘Hoedown’ late night venue.

Owner Oli Norman said: “We’re taking Maggie’s to the next level and making it the ultimate feel-good place for big groups, stags, hens and anyone wanting to party.

“Maggie’s is an institution and is and will always be the home of live music and sport. We’re staying true to those roots but adding a country twist.

“We’ve all ended up three sheets to the wind in Maggie’s at some point – now we’re going to do it with our cowboy hats on.”

The half-million-pound investment is creating a full country-themed refurb inside and out, adding that mechanised ‘Buckin’ Bronco’ and a new Americana inspired menu loaded with buffalo wings, burgers, brisket and pizza slices. Thereafter there’ll be dedicated country nights for hardcore country fans and a full event programme, which will be announced in the coming weeks

But the management stressed that Maggie’s will still be showing live sport on the big screen every night, alongside live music from bands not necessarily on the country spectrum, and continue its popular late night opening til 3am.