If Sleazys (as the locals call it) were in London, not Glasgow, it'd probably be chock full of hateful eejits, preening and posing and generally being very pleased with themselves. But thank god and geography that it's not. It's on Sauchiehall Street, and it's staying there. Sleazys has been serving pints and the like for nigh on two decades now, and it's still doing the business. The clientele of local students from the unis and especially the Art School sits comfortably with thirty and forty somethings who love their music and their cheap, cheerful and very filling pub grub (something for everyone, even vegans). With it being Glasgow, you can find fiendishly trendy types sitting having a pint with their dad, debating the merits of the Pixies or the woes of Partick Thistle. You don't really get that in London. Especially the Partick Thistle bit. Beers are well kept, the wine is reasonably priced and there are lots of whiskies. But it's not a pub for the real ale loving types who want to sit quietly in the corner with their Telegraph crossword wondering where did it all go wrong (7,4). It's a noisy, lively pub bursting with humour and energy, with cheery and very competent staff. The juke-box is legendary for its mix of up and coming acts and all-time classics that (and constantly re-jigged) and a pretty much constant series of live acts in the basement keep things nice and current. Outstanding.
421 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, G2 3LG
0141 333 0900
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