First look: Innis & Gunn launches new brewery and craft beer bar in the Arches in Glasgow

Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has opened a new onsite brewery and craft beer bar at Glasgow's Argyle Street Arches.

Published 7th Sep 2018
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Open to the public from 12pm on Friday 7 September, the new bar will offer 14 draft craft beers including the freshest pint of Innis & Gunn Lager served from tanks straight from the brewery, and the brewer’s full range of IPAs and barrel-aged beers.

A number of exclusive beers will also be brewed on site for the bar in the coming weeks.

Picture: Carlo Paloni

Innis & Gunn has invested a six figure sum in the space, occupying the entire arch in what is a significant expansion in the continued evolution of the venue expanding the venue's capacity by around 350.

The bar is one of seven venues across the country where the brewery-fresh tank lager can be sampled. Innis & Gunn will regularly rotate Argyle St Arches exclusive brews created on site, as well as offering beer lovers the chance to take over the brew kit themselves in the months to come.

Picture: Carlo Paloni

Dougal Gunn Sharp, Innis & Gunn founder and master brewer said: “We have been big fans of what the team at Argyle St Arches have been building since the venue reopened, so it’s amazing to now be a central part of the journey at what is definitely one of the most exciting venues in Scotland right now.

Picture: Carlo Paloni

“The space is stunning, it’s exactly what we wanted it to be when we had initial conversations about the project a number of months ago, and we’re looking forward to showing the people of Glasgow what we have to offer as we welcome the first customers from today. We’re particularly excited about the new brewing facility, so make sure you stay up to date with our exclusive Arch brews as you won’t want to miss any.”

The Innis & Gunn bar is open alongside Platform at Argyle St Arches from Friday 7 September, and will be open from 12-10pm Friday and Saturday and from 12pm until 6pm on Sunday.


Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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