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#640 of 1,889 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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42 Jamaica Street, Glasgow G1 4QG, Scotland
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

f you ever get hungry or thirsty while staying in Glasgow, MacSorleys is a place you should go, without any doubts. Meals are as good, as they're cheap (considering that most of the meals include the drink). The choice's is quite broad, as they also offer (in addition to the "classic" menu) to pick between a vegetarian/vegan, a non dairy... More 

Thank Nicolas R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a day of Christmas shopping in Glasgow my Patrner and I visited Macsorleys bar for some food and a drink. When ordering our meal we were told that only certain items on the menu were available. We then ordered from the limited menu , to be told 20 minutes later that the battered fish we had ordered was not... More 

2 Thank derekmarzella
West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Stopped in here for a few drinks before going to a gig at the O2 Carling Academy. Apparently this place has recently been refurbished, but it retains and old school Glasgow pub feel. The drinks are not the cheapest, but we stayed for a couple of hours as their was a good vibe and atmosphere in the place. Whether this... More 

Thank MurrayBhoy
Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Good place for over 60s live music room for dancing reasonable priced drinks and good quality food nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon nice friendly atmosphere

Thank moragwilson67
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176 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Recently refurbished to a good standard, friendly staff make you welcome. Light bite food available was well cooked and nicely presented.

Thank Stephen G
Olympic Peninsula
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I so wanted to love everything about this place...I support establishments who continue to offer live music without a cover charge. And while the music is great and diverse ( I loved the Lennon/McCartney tribute on John Lennon's birthday that featured an "Elvis" opening Act), I was very disappointed in my food order both times I ordered. I am happy... More 

Thank WilliTheKid
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This would have been our first pub meal in the UK and we were looking forward to it. The food was so greasy we couldn't eat it. The place was nearly empty and that should have been the clue.

Thank CanadaFisher
Airdrie, United Kingdom
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903 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Came in here for lunch, nice authentic old pub, staff were very friendly and service was good and quick, decent enough food. This is really a music place so planning a return visit

3 Thank stuart w
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I walked in here to ask if they sold non alcoholic beer. So I walk in and theirs 3 people at the bar and two bar maids behind it so you'd think I'd get served quickly.....wrong after making eye contact iv still not been served fine I'm in no rush so I thought IL pull my phone out and start... More 

2 Thank glasgowcity67
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We've had many nights out here. The pubs got a great feel about it. The staff are friendly and the foods fantastic. Call in if your in Glasgow.

Thank Paul L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Jamaica Street, Glasgow G1 4QG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
Excellent pub, over 100 years old. Live music most nghts, and brilliant food.
Served in the comfortably informal surroundings of our 115 year old Glasgow hostelry MacSorley's.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?