The people of Glasgow are in for a treat this month, as The Merchant re-opens its doors following a massive £300,000 investment tomorrow (Friday, November 22).
Located on the corner of West George Street and Renfield Street, the venue has undergone a complete overhaul and has been transformed into a contemporary pub with all new décor, becoming the destination venue for sport, food and drink and the big night-out experience.
The Merchant will boast one of the best sports offerings locally, with an 85” TV and four projector screens, that will allow customers to catch the action as it happens – be it the Chelsea vs Man City game on Saturday, November 23 or the Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz Jr on Saturday, December 7 – in the best surrounding possible. Bookable booths with individual screens will also offer the perfect option for those that prefer fewer distractions – guests can book online or call the venue directly to reserve.
The drinks menu features a range of premium draught beer from local brewers, Drygate, including small batch releases that are exclusive to The Merchant. The menu also contains a creative range of spirits, including 30 plus gins.
There are also party bowls and a selection of cocktails including the famous Pornstar Martini, classic Singapore Sling and a refreshing Mojito. Low and no-alcohol choices have also been added, including Gordon’s Ultra Low G&T and Cedar’s 0% gin.
With a varied food menu, guests can build their own burgers, starting with double, triple or quadruple chicken, beef or soya patties and adding toppings such as classic cheese and bacon, BBQ sauce and Wotsits or Hot Buffalo sauce and crispy onions amongst others. There are also juicy chicken wings and dishes to share with friends, as well as pub classics like pies or fish & chips. An extensive range of Vegetarian and plant-based dishes are also available, including meat-free tikka masalas and meat-free sausage rolls!
Every day of the week sees a different food offer from chicken wings Mondays and burger & drink Tuesdays, to Best of British Fridays and Weekend sharers. These offers are the perfect pairing for the pub’s events, which include the Office Party with a DJ from 5pm every Friday, Student Socials on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Game Night on Mondays.
With an extensive Christmas menu available throughout the festive period, the Merchant will be the go-to place to get your hands on a 3-course dinner for £12.99 – with a side of six Pigs-In-Blankets for an additional £1.50.
Steven Samson, General Manager of The Merchant, said: “The pub is now completely different to the previous design, and we are looking forward to opening the doors to see what everyone thinks of the venue’s new look. Opening just in time for the Hamilton vs Rangers match on Sunday 24th November, we are sure that The Merchant will fast become known as the perfect venue to watch the sport, grab a bite to eat and even for the night out experience.”
For more information and to book a booth, visit: The Merchant Glasgow
The Merchant, 134 – 136 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2HG
Monday – Wednesday: 11am - 11pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – midnight
Sunday: 11am – 11pm