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The State Bar

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Address: 148-148A Holland Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 141 332 2159
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00

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Great beer bar

I like this place. It is a little noisy at night but the beer is excellent and there is a great circular bar in the centre. Lovely old pictures on the wall and sayings on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cakebreadt
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like this place. It is a little noisy at night but the beer is excellent and there is a great circular bar in the centre. Lovely old pictures on the wall and sayings on the woodwork.

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Thank Cakebreadt
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106 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub in the centre of Glasgow especially if you want to avoid hustle and bustle of sauchiehall street. Knowledgeable staff and great ales. Well worth a visit!

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Thank Craig M
New York City, New York
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90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great drinks, conversations with bartenders and the overall authentic pub feel you want when grabbing a pint in Glasgow. Comfortable booths and tables is also a plus when sitting around chatting and drinking for a couple of hours. Bartender was knowledgeable about the beers on tap and where they were from. Good experience in City Centre.

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Thank Deena F
Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great real ales, appreciated by myself and colleague, both CAMRA members, excellent live blues band. Extremely friendly staff added to the great night out

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Thank Nev B
South Shields, England, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Had a couple of drinks here, drinks were reasonably priced, great selection of beer, well kept and a great atmosphere, very busy but the staff were brilliant, very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Thank Joyce W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a city centre real ale pub - 7 or 8 ales always on - with a circular central bar. Prices are excellent, especially considering the location. Nancy runs a fantastic pub which is friendly to locals and visitors. Also serves food at lunchtime but can get busy with local workers. Get in before 12 !! There's too few... More 

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Thank Ale-to-the-Chief
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A beautiful piece of Glasgow history with features showing the cross-over period from Art Nouveau to Art Deco. It is unpretentious but clean and well-maintained. The bar is just gorgeous and stocks a great range of real ales, contemporary beers, malt whiskies. There are many framed black and white photographs of performers of the past (we guess who had appeared... More 

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Thank Ena-Bill
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic bar with great staff. Always a great mix of people and shows sport if you're wanting to watch. Has a good selection of whisky and cask ales too.

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Thank Paul B
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Booked tickets online for comedy club easily enough, before it started we went to the main bar was soo busy which is to be expected on a saturday night, its what i would call a traditional "old mans" pub but its not a bad thing theres enough posery pubs in glasgow. Eventually got a table but it had drink spilt... More 

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Thank gemini_girl33
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I have frequented the State on a number of occasions over the years and it is still a great place to meet friends for a catch up Great service and a selection of beers and spirits Not for poseurs but for those who just want a pint and a chat

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Thank Dolphduncan

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