Bar Gumbo

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Since opening in February 2013, Bar Gumbo has earned itself a solid reputation as a jovial neighbourhood bar in the West End, offering friendly banter, blinding live music and Glasgow's version of Louisiana soul food. With a stateside jazz club vibe, Bar Gumbo has exposed brick walls and vinyl records covering the ceiling. Swampy decor includes raw wooden features and a stock of dense foliage worthy of the bayou. But this is more than just a themed bar, this place takes its ode to New Orleans seriously with a jammed roster of cracking musical talent, banging out tune after tune with jazz, blues, soul and reggae.  

A multi-cultured cocktail list involves all manner of exotic concoctions, from, the Persian Julip (served in a teapot and described as an Iranian twist on the Kentucky classic) to the classic, but no less delicious, Louisiana Jam. With grub inspired by America's deep south, and the various cultures that collect there, Bar Gumbo serves up an ever-evolving selection of food. House specialties include pulled pork, shrimp gumbo, Southern style mac and cheese and Cajun catfish, along with cornbread and the famed po' boy sandwiches. 


No door charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
West End
Children are welcome during the day


Day Open Close Notes
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Bar Gumbo
71-77 Byres Road, Glasgow, G11 5HN


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Drink Prices Price
Cocktail £5.00

This venue serves South American and American food.

A word from the chef:
Southern staples with Cajun catfish, po' boy sandwiches, cornbread, pulled pork, and of course, gumbo. (Shrimp gumbo £7, Ribs n' Wings, £10.50)

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The food is good, they also do a delivery service called Po Boys. The Cajun/American cuisine is a bit different from other places in Glasgow, particularly from those along Byres Road and very tasty, but quite heavy. Bar is really loud.
by on May 29th, 2017
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Cracking pub. Great food, great beer and cool inside design. Catfish bites are sooo good!
by on January 15th, 2014
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Came here for a friends birthday, the food and live music was top notch and every one had a great time. Really good for a different night out!
by on May 22nd, 2013
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What a fab new bar! Love the soul food idea and new orleans jazz. went to a similar vibed bar in london recently and this was equally as cool. Top job!
by on January 1st, 1970

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