First look: Inside the new cocktail bar opening underneath Glasgow Central Station next week

The new cocktail bar and lounge, Platform 1, will open November 16

Platform has announced a new addition to its vibrant restaurant and events space, located at 253 Argyle St under the Hielanman’s Umbrella. The hospitality venue beneath the historic Glasgow Central Station has announced the grand opening of its latest venture, Platform 1, a sophisticated new split-level lounge bar and restaurant located in the heart of the city centre. The bar will open later this month in time for the festive season.

Platform has undergone an enhanced transformation of its Argyle St entrance and offices to create a new comfortable and stylish cafe bar that will operate Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm until late.

Retaining its industrial aesthetic, there is now a contemporary mezzanine and a striking brass and gold gantry bar with forest green tiles that artfully anchors the space as you enter Platform.

Comfortable Chesterfield sofas and button backed leather armchairs provide a chic background against ambient warm lighting, spacious booths and high seating to create a new, unique meeting place for drinks, food and live entertainment ahead of the festive season.

Platform 1 is set to launch on November 16th and will operate Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm - late. It will announce an exciting winter programme as part of its launch later this month.

David Carson, general manager of Platform said:“We’re always looking to enhance and evolve what we do here at Platform. With Platform 1, we wanted to create a space that goes beyond the typical cafe bar experience.

“We’ve combined comfort with the industrial charm of the iconic building to offer a new sanctuary in the city that respects the past but is firmly focused on creating new memories for our guests.

“It’s an exciting new addition to our multifaceted original restaurant, bar and events space and we can’t wait to welcome guests from November 16.”

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