244 Bath Street
Good place to take a date:
You might easily walk past Mini Bar if you didn’t know it was there; nestled in the basements of cosmopolitan Bath Street, it’s one of Glasgow’s worst kept secrets. An inviting bar and restaurant, Mini Bar strikes the perfect balance between a touch of sparkle and a more casual, friendly atmosphere that makes it suitable for all kinds of dates. Whether catching a pre-theatre meal before moving on to a show, or warming up for a night exploring Glasgow’s nightlife, the irresistible cocktail menu and big, tasty meals make it a favourite amongst locals. Your only issue might be getting a table in this cosy wee place! Oh, and don’t miss out on one of their infamous jammy dodger shots…
Good place to meet for a first date:
Mini Bar comes to life at the weekend with live entertainment that makes it a fab place to meet someone or bring a first date. It’s impossible to get to know someone in a club, whilst walking up to someone in bar can be a little daunting… Mini Bar has a chilled out vibe for Glasgow dates, with a great atmosphere where mingling is the norm and everyone comes together to let their hair down. It’s a hotspot for post-work drinks, with boutique beers and bar snacks drawing people in to unwind with friends and meet new people. Its location on buzzing Bath Street also makes it the perfect starting point for a night on the town. Where better to bump into a potential date?
Its diverse offerings as a venue, restaurant and bar ensure an eclectic mix of ages and backgrounds to the Mini Bar, giving it a welcoming ambience of ‘anything goes’. At any one time you might find co-workers enjoying a pint, a gaggle of girls sharing cocktails, or a lucky-in-love-couple tucked away in the corner feasting on a romantic meal. Customers tend to be aged 18-50 as a general rule.
Time of review:
Whilst Friday and Saturday nights are the pinnacle of the week’s excitement at Mini Bar as its doors are graced by some fantastic talent, events are held throughout the week. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Mini Bar welcomes winers and diners for any occasion.
Average cost of a meal and a drink:
Mini Bar offers exceptional value if you don’t want to break the bank to have a brilliant evening on your first date in Glasgow. Mains range between £8-12, with cocktails starting at about £6. Have a look at their website for pre-theatre promotions and special offers.
Type of cuisine:
The Mini Bar menu plucks a selection of international favourites from the air to create a collection of intriguing pizzas such as the Evil Scotsman, some delicious (and big!) burgers, and a few classics such as pulled pork and Thai green curry. As such, there really is something for everyone here, and at such good value you won’t feel the pinch on the purse if you and your date go for a 3 course extravaganza!
A fantastic location for a first date or that ever-anticipated second meeting, Mini Bar has a versatile ambience for both the hopeless romantics and the casual romeos. Offering great value without compromising on great food, drinks, service and atmosphere, it really a great spot for Glasgow dating.