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The State Bar

148-148A Holland Street, Glasgow, Scotland
+44 141 332 2159
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Lovely staff

I was here with some friends during the day who were all drinking, but I just wanted a cup of tea... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Budapest, Hungary
Half Day Tour On A Tuesday...

Was on Tour of all the ale houses in Glasgow City centre and strolled in to The State Bar for a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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148-148A Holland Street, Glasgow, Scotland
+44 141 332 2159
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here with some friends during the day who were all drinking, but I just wanted a cup of tea. The lady behind the bar was lovely, she made me a pot and also didn't even charge me. They also changed the channel on...More

Thank elizamay2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was on Tour of all the ale houses in Glasgow City centre and strolled in to The State Bar for a pint. It was like stepping back in time with its fixtures and fittings.. It was a long time since i had darked its doors...More

1  Thank SofaKingDrunk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location , just off Sauchihall Street, The State is a traditional Glasgow bar. Great atmosphere, a good choice of drinks and a friendly staff. Original decor, a good feel about the place. Defiantly call in here again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wherever I go I always look for Real Ale pubs, it is my hobby and The State Bar is a fantastic example of said description. It is currently Glasgow CAMRA pub of the year and justifiable so. The pub is a wonderful example of what...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a real pub proper traditional decore. I found this pub by mistake while just walking around on a short weekend trip. I would definitely go again. It has a good selection of cask beers and my drink of choice Guinness was perfect. The...More

Thank Furrybear666
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Just off Sauchiehall street, round the corner from train station. a traditional public house, clean, lots of choice, staff are very friendly. It could get rid of the TV's showing sport.

Thank kingmaker1453
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Decent pub with good selection of drinks on offer. Bit old fashioned, if that is your thing. Prices were ok for the area.

Thank Pauly-101
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Good selection of beers. Lots of locals enjoying themselves. Happy staff offering useful suggestions on beer to drink.

Thank Rhys O
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Pub and beer us fine, but a useless, rude and arrogant barmaid spoils the experience. This pub is known for music. Barmaid refused to put music on because "staff were watching TV"

1  Thank codecall
Reviewed 20 May 2017

a really good plain and simple bar with good beer. staff and regulars are very friendly. only thing to watch is that food not always served. all in all a great place to get real ale.

Thank MikeRadley
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