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Mac's Bar.

429 Gallowgate, Glasgow. G40 2DY. Tel: 01415546029.


Exterior view of the Auld Hoose

This was originally called Mac's Bar.

Established in the 1850's.

When the original Auld Hoose was demolished on the Gallowgate this old pub changed it’s name to The Auld Hoose, when the original Wee Mans closed down further along the Gallowgate it changed it’s name again to the Wee Mans.

Exterior view of Mac's Bar 1930s

Mac's Bar 1930's

In 1889 this pub was sold for a massive £525.

The first pub in the city to sell draught beer was in this old pub. Licensee John Fraser boasted that it was 12 degrees colder than Loch Katrine running at the pump. Mr Fraser had the following poster put up in his pub. "Fill thee a can with sparkling ale, quaff quick the foaming liquor. "But pledge each neighbour as you drain the nectar in the bicker. “And as you quaff the nut-brown draught just think of that good fellow who first from out the drink for gods cold ale could draw so mellow.”

Exterior view of the Wee Mans 2005

The Weemans 2005. see the original WeeMans at number 361 Gallowgate.

Wee Mans Interior

Interior view of the Wee Man's 2006

Wee Mans interior with hook

This hook was for transporting the large barrels to and from the cellar. The owner has made this a feature in the bar.

To read more on the pubs on the Gallowgate read up & Doon the Gallowgate by John Gorevan. A copy can be bought for a few pounds at the Hielan Jessie on the Gallowgate or contact me at john@oldglasgowpubs.co.uk


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