Hillhead Underground


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Ahh, Hillhead on Byres Road, slap bang in the cultural melting pot of Glasgow’s West End, where the great and the good come to congregate and debate in the shadows of the cities oldest University.

This is another stop that has seen some changes and Curlers, the main bar associated with the stop, was being renovated at the time of our last crawl (July 2010). It is now opened as The Curlers Rest and has undergone a few big changes.

Curlers Rest, Byres Road - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

Curlers Rest, Byres Road - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

If you have read up on the crawl or been subjected to stories from friends, you will have read that one of the most famous Subcrawl stops was part of the Its A Scream chain.

For a start, this meant your drinking on this stop was partaken in a venue with a garish yellow colour scheme. Yellow is fine in its own sweet way, after all, custard is magic but for a pub?

Still, it was a student hang-out, so you were guaranteed a cheap drink and you did not have far to stagger to and from the Underground stop.

Things have changed though and the new look venue has a smarter appeal and less garish colours, which is always a good start! This is also going to be a place where you can grab some food as well.

West End Glasgow T-Shirt - © Get Around Glasgow T-Shirts

West End Glasgow T-Shirt - © Get Around Glasgow T-Shirts

If you fancy a little more elegance to your Hillhead stop, why not come out of the Underground, take a left and then take another left where you will be transported to the cobbled streets of Ashton Lane, where a bevy of pubs are waiting to take your cash.

An Ashton Lane crawl is another story for another time but if you are looking to find an alternative drinking location, this is definitely worth a wander away from the intended stop.

Ashton Lane Bars, Hillhead - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

Ashton Lane Bars, Hillhead - © Get Around Glasgow Photos


Other Stops on the SubCrawl: St Enoch, Bridge Sreet, West Street, Shields Road, Kinning Park, Cessnock, Ibrox, Govan, Partick, Kelvinhall, Hillhead, Kelvinbridge, St Georges Cross, Cowcaddens, Buchanan Street