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A secret speakeasy in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, Chinaskis is a rare gem among nearby Sauchiehall Street's abundant boozers. Named after writer Charles Bukowski's alter-ego and recurring character, and immortalised by both Matt Dillon in Factotum and Micky Rourke in Barfly, Chinaskis themes itself on the allure of the debauched protagonist, with a special place in its heart for bourbon and cigars. 

The decor is simple with understated elements of decadence in green leather and dark woods. A pretty garden out back seems a world away from the city outside, and at night a candlelit, fanciful atmosphere takes hold of the bar, making this a great spot for romantic rendezvous and hushed conversations. Food comes with an American slant, burgers, pasta, steaks and pizza and steaks and as well as the ubiquitous bourbon, a wide range of spirits and cocktails are available with White Russians, particularly popular. The crowd is is discerning, yet unpretentious, friendly, in the know, and eager not to let their little slice of heaven, get trampled on by passing lager louts. So don't look for the sign; you won't find one.


No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Sauchiehall Street Area
Wheelchair Access


Day Open Close Notes
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293 North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DL

Glasgow City Centre

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Drink Prices Price
Bottle of House Wine £14.00

This venue serves International and Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
A nod to Bukowski with American favourites, burgers, pizza, pasta and steak. (Steak Burger £8.95, King Prawn Linguine £9.95).

Our Review

Chinaskis - Glasgow Bar Review

Chinaskis - Glasgow Bar Review

Cool, moody, atmospheric and awesome, Chinaskis is a bar on the edge of a motorway, that feels like a bar at the edge of a dark cult classic, it's Glasgow's worst kept secret, so we figured we'd head down and spread the word even more.  The...

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by on November 25th, 2017

Quirky, cute and pleasantly relaxing little spot; definitely somewhere different if you and your friends are tired of heading to the same joints at Sauchiehall or Renfield. Bar is quite small though, but this adds to its charm. Hope to return for food next time!
by on July 15th, 2016
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Really relaxed atmosphere and great decor. I loved sitting out in the heated terrace. The location is pretty cool and quirky. All in all I enjoyed it, very hip, will be going back
by on November 2nd, 2015
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<p>This is a great find, vibe is chilled but a great bar and the discrete always pulls in a trendy crowd. Great go-to place for cocktails and a chill out.</p>
by on January 1st, 1970
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