171 Great Western Road | Glasgow G4 9AW
Phone: 0141 331 1901
After its stint as The Roxy 171 in 2011, this wee spot on the Great Western Road reopened its doors in June 2015 and held its arms open to the great Scottish public and beyond; ready to bring glorious nights of music to the people of Glasgow, one beer-y hug at a time.
If the joint’s new moniker feels familiar but you can’t quite place it, that’s probably because it was taken from the title of Arab Strap’s album Monday at the Hug & Pint. An apt title for more reasons than simply the beer-y hug metaphor included above. Indeed, the venue’s mission is to “serve the musicians and music fans who make Glasgow what it is today”.
With a stonking PA system and an awesome atmosphere (thanks to the sexy geometric artwork bedecking the walls and warm wooden furnishings), it’s a top notch spot for chilling, collaborating and performing the sort of music which would make Moffat and Middleton proud.