New bar The Drugstore Social set to open in Glasgow this weekend

Published 7th Oct 2016
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The bar, which Kained say takes the form of an early 20th century drugstore combined with a 21st century café/deli, champions the use of local wild and foraged ingredients and will open at 67 Old Dumbarton Road.

The drinks menu will reinforce the new bar's commitment to health and well-being with all of the wines on offer bio-dynamic, organic and sourced from sustainable vineyards, while the beers will have local traceability or be organic and sustainable.

On top of the traditional beer offering, the group say they will also be delivering very unique beers such as a foraged mushroom and lemongrass meal beer, designed to be served with food.

The food offer will feature flatbreads available with various garnishes, locally wild and foraged ingredients and a full health benefit page in the menu detailing remedial aspects of all of the dishes.


The cocktail menu, which some of the top bartenders in the country were tapped to create, is also designed to be full of innovation, using preserving methods to champion the healthiest of wild foraged produce that is in season.

Kained say visitors to the bar should look out for archaic remedies being brought back to life, as well as "Prescriptions", "Revivers" and "Punches", bringing back the sharing element of excellent cocktails.

Marketing Manager James Kemp said: "We're extremely excited to reveal something that is truly unique to Glasgow's Food & Drink Scene. The Drustore Social represents our commitment as a company to sourcing ingredients as locally and ethically as possible and we're confident this opening will demonstrate our desire to stay ahead of trends and to integrate wonderful new venues into great communities."

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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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