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Words by Jane Ryan on 02-Aug-2013
Blythswood Square Hotel, 11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G2 4AD, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 141 208 2458
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Daily 7pm-1am (later for residents)
Door: Open door
Style: Hotel bar
Price guide: High-end
Food: Full menu
We last visited The Salon two years ago and it was easily the best bar in Glasgow. Happily little has changed. The Blythswood Square hotel offers two bars, one attached to the restaurant and the more glamorous Salon upstairs, but both offer the same exceptional standard of drinks.
From the impressive lobby with red velvet seating and its long chandelier, the white marble bar with glass shelving is a clear focal point. Seating stretches down the room amidst the white columns, with waiters bustling about attending to guests.
The menu here has been updated since it won best menu at the CLASS Awards 2011 but it's just as good as its predecessor, dedicating pages to the Martini, classic drinks, modern, long and short serves. If you don't have the time to read all of this the bartenders here are more than apt at suggesting a drink or making something bespoke from scratch. Either way you'll be served with well-balanced drinks, hand-carved ice and all by the best bartenders in Glasgow.