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375 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. G2. Tel: 0141 332 7438.



Nico's 1991.

In the NEWS 1979...

Nico's interior Sauchiehall Street

It's a touch of bars and garters at Nico's Brasserie, two of attractive barmaids and barman Samuel. 1979.

A little piece of La Vie Parisienne arrived in Glasgow at the weekend. Nico's Brasserie, which opened on Friday April 1979, promises to bring a little French magic to the Champs Elysee of Glasgow, Sauchiehall Street.

Nico's oozes French charm from its coffee and croissants to it's white aproned waiters and waitresses. The man behind the venture is Brian Mulholland, a young businessman who has been in the licensed trade for several years. Opening Nico's has cost him £135,000 but Brian reckons it will be worth it.

"By opening Nico's I have tried to bring a little bit of cosmopolitan atmosphere to Glasgow," Brain said, "Nico's isn't a restaurant, it's a bar that serves food."

Anyone who has been in a French bar will feel immediately at home in Nico's. The interior was designed by a television set designer and there are 1500 tiles on the walls, each one hand painted by a company at West Kilbride

The specially made lighting comes from London, the marble top from Florence, and the crockery, include huge bowl shaped coffee cups, from France. Back-ground music is a mixture of Edith Piaf and the Pasadena Roof Orchestra.

As I mentioned Nico's does serve food. The breakfast menu includes coffee, hot chocolate served with croissants (freshly made every day), toast, pate, and cheese. The main menu is available from 12 noon till 9 p.m.

"The menu is so varied that customers need pay only about £1.50 for meat and a selection of salads or £6.50 if they prefer to try everything," Brain said.

Nico's is open six days a week from 8.30 a.m. till 11 p.m. It is licensed from 11 a.m. till 11 p.m. The bar is also opened on a Sunday from noon till 11 p.m. and is licensed from 6.30 till 11 p.m.


Nico's 2005

Nico's., October 2005.

Nico's  Sauchiehall Street Glasgow

Nico's. 2008.

It's nice to see that Nico's has a new paint job every few years.


Up-Date 2012...

Nico's is one of the most popular bars in town, the place is very clean, staff are very courteous and toilets are so clean you could eat of the floor. This is a pub I would recommend to anyone who is in the Sauchiehall Street area. Well worth a visit.


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