The Griffin

The Griffin is Glasgow's original diner & pre-theatre venue, come along and try some our of great gins, whiskies, ales and delicious food!

The Griffin

About The Griffin

266 Bath Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 4JP
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The Griffin is a traditional Glasgow Public House – with a contempary feel.
Built in 1903 The Griffin (known as The Kings arms up until 1969) sits proudly on the corner of Bath Street and Elmbank Street. It was built at the same time as the King’s Theatre opposite, and the two have seen the passing of over a century together.

The Griffin is a “B” listed building and retains much of the original wooden interior, window panels and lead work. The main bar has a beautiful tiled floor, and the fixed seating has had all leather renewed.

For looking like a traditional pub it’s quite trendy, and its relaxed appeal is popular with local celebrities as much as it is with youngsters. It is given a humble nod by Iain Banks in his novel Espidair Street, and is well known by theatre goers the country over. Scenes from the 2013 movie “Sunshine on Leith” were filmed here along with various tv snips.

Today, this beautiful pub provides a much-needed “local” in the city centre. – No Gimmicks here. The atmosphere is relaxed. The Staff want to look after you and both the food and drink selections are great.

The Griffin serves the local business community and caters for the numerous busy theatre shows, the menu does not try to be too clever. It has old Scottish pub favourites, alongside some more international dishes. The desserts are baked in house and the recipe for the Sticky Toffee Pudding remains a closely guarded secret. (ish)

Music is always varied and never played too loud. There is Live music at The Griffin and some local and not so local acoustic acts are booked for the summer months.

Finally, for those visitors who wish to keep in touch, not only with their friends and colleagues but also with what is going on in the wider world, The Griffin has free wireless internet access.

The Griffin looks forward to welcoming you.

Upcoming Events at The Griffin

Stephen Caitling: Beehavioural Problems: Something Something Autism

30th March 2024

Comedic powerhouse Stephen Catling brings his surrealist escapade, Beehavioural Problems: Something Something Autism, to The Griffin as part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival!


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