One of Glasgow city centre’s oldest bars will reopen in May

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The bar and lounge have been renovated retaining the traditional look of the place.

The Strathduie Bar on Blackfriars Street will reopen with a fresh look under new management in May. The bar was built in 1893 for publicans J & J McWilliam, wine and spirit merchants, however there has been a tavern on this site since 1840.

The new owners plan to serve homemade pies alongside a wide selection of drinks including premium bottled house cocktails.

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The new operators are Fraser McIlwraith, Adam Strang, David Lockett and Stuart Kay. They already have a presence in the local hospitality industry, running venues and brands including Vodka Wodka, Dark Art Drinks, HOSPO Talent, Liquid Oats, Cocktail Collective and The Bevy Store.

A spokesperson for Stratheduie Bar said “We’re thrilled to welcome everyone back to Strathduie Bar, our team have worked tirelessly to create a space that honours the history of the venue, while also embracing the excitement of right now.”

“Whether you're joining us for a lunch time pint, a casual evening with friends or celebrating a special occasion, we're committed to providing an unforgettable experience for each and every guest."

The new owners will bring a music element to the Strathduie bar, with live music and resident Glasgow DJs on weekends.

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