14 Drury Street, Glasgow, Scotland G2 5AA
“The newest addition to Glasgow's bar scene promises to do things a little differently. Located at the heart of the city centre in Drury Street, on the site of the old O'Henry's Bar. The bar is set over three floors and has a capacity of nearly 200. ...” more...
11 reviews of Bar Bloc in English
Since Universal changed owners, the only place to have dinner and drinks with friends, for me, now is Bar Bloc. Their food is of bistro standards – their trademark “chunky chips” are a meal in and of themselves in fact – while the staff are friendly and attentive. Very reasonably priced and with a naturally unpretentious trendy atmosphere it is a place all the family can wine and dine.
Aggressive and rude door staff. Would never go again. Turned up completely sober for a quiet drink and get knocked back. Doorman says I look like a junkie and calls my mate a bam. Complained to the manager the next day who was also very rude. Worst experience of a pub in Glasgow in my 5 years living here
A really nice bar that always has something going on. Plays host to a lot of gigs and DJ nights so you'll never be bored when you visit. THe staff are usually really friendly and they have some great beers. You might also want to try a shot of Balkan Vodka (88% ABV) when you're there, it's good stuff!
Agree with catr to some extent - the bar staff could definitely be more attentive. I also resent the “Only wankers don’t tip” or some similar statement that is displayed behind the bar. Especially as it plays up its communist links…
Upsides are that there’s usually a cool atmosphere, the toilets aren’t too bad and there is usually a beer or two on offer. Live music too although the quality is usually rather low. Then again, you might be into weird live music, if so then this is your place!
This is a bar on Bath Street just up from the Job Centre. It is located on the basement level which means you need to go down some outside stairs to get in it. That also means it has a tiny private courtyard type thing for if you are a smoker which I assume would be preferable to standing on the street! They do a food menu during the day and then at night it is more of a drinking den. When we went in it was about 9.30 on a saturday night but it wasn’t that busy. The people who were in were mostly pretty drunk and looked like they had been installed there for quite a while. They didn’t look weird or threatening or anything though, just your normal type of drunk student I think! We ordered our drinks and sat at the bar and then discovered the girl hadn’t given us any alcohol in them, just the juice. We said to a guy behind the bar who looked a bit more together than the rest of the staff, (though he looked about ten years old, he seemed to have an air of authority about him!) and he immediately apologised and got fresh drinks WITH alcohol in them at no charge! We finished them, giving dirty looks to the silly girl, then ran away. Actually apart from that the place is ok and I would go back, because the guy was polite and apologetic and it seemed quite a friendly place. I would just not get served by her again!
Great wee bar with good food and a really good 2 for 1 pasta, burger or pizza deal on most days. Best to book ahead for food at peak times for lunch and just after 5pm as the place is usually busy then. DJ’s also play later in the evenings and the odd live band too!
This is an uber cool establishment with brilliant DJ’s playing most nights. A great atmosphere with lots of friendly staff and clientell.
The food is actually pretty good. Basic pub stuff…but thats all you need. The nachos are amazing!
Closely linked with the local music scene, Bloc often has bands playing in the corner, cheered on by the young arty crowd that populate it.
This is a basement bar on fashionable Bath Street, but where most of the nearby bars are rather upmarket and appeal to city yuppies, it’s all about the music here. There’s a scruffy look to the place which gives it a edge rather than making it look unattractive.
I particularly like the simple food - tasty home-made pizzas & burgers and drink deals (Tiger Beer was only £1.50 when last I went!) Alongside the sharp, knowledgeable staff, Bloc feels a little different and is a good alternative when on Bath Street.
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