You Can Sip On Rhubarb Negronis At This New Mackintosh-Clad Cocktail Bar In Glasgow

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer


This cool, chilled out new haunt is now open.

Nestled in the heart of Thornwood, an area which has recently been billed as “one of Glasgow’s hippest areas”, is a new bar bursting with colour and excitement thanks to its interior and cocktail menu. Broken Pony, the latest venture from the team behind West End craft beer drinking hole Inn Deep, has opened on Dumbarton Road replacing the former St. Louis Café Bar.

After successfully managing the Kelvinbridge bar that has helped pave the way for leading craft beers in Glasgow for 9 years, owners Sandy MacMillan and Amy Williams have launched Broken Pony, which is open from August 12, 11am until late. Featuring neon lighting, pieces of art by local Glasgow artists and classic Mackintosh vibes, the bar aims to showcase various drinks including a bespoke cocktail menu featuring the best spirits tailored to each drink.

Some of the mouthwatering cocktails on Broken Pony’s menu include a Rhubarb Negroni served in a miniature bottle to pour over ice, as well as Raspberry Collins, Passionfruit Rum Cooler, Blood Orange Paloma, Dark Rum Cooler and Raspberry Southside Spritz, to name a few. The Dumbarton Road bar also serves up more classic cocktails like Bloody Mary and Aperol Spritz, as well as a selection of wines and prosecco. On tap you’ll find Williams Brothers and Staropramen beers in addition to Aspalls cider and a rotational craft beer line.

Brandished with a fantastic Charles Rennie Mackinstosh-inspired logo of a pony on the façade, inside Broken Pony is the perfect spot for after-work drinks or a good catch up with friends, as well as a cool, chilled out new haunt in this creative area of Glasgow. Sipping on a cocktail and taking in the Mackintosh elements, such as the signature rose design on mirrors and around the bar, is the slice of escapism we need.

The bar also has a locally-sourced menu that packs a punch with brunch dishes ranging from full Scottish hearty breakfasts (veggie version available too) to mouthwatering decadent pancakes with streaky bacon and blueberries. They’ll also be serving up classic avo on toast with poached eggs and a coriander, tomato and spring onion salsa; hot smoked salmon with dill on toast, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.

In addition, Broken Pony offers an evening menu featuring flavoursome small bites like sriracha cauliflower bites with avocado and lime, arancini and crispy salt and chilli chicken wings, plus freshly baked pizzas to nibble on. You can also tuck into a burger with three to choose from (BBQ jackfruit, Korean chicken thigh and double beef) alongside some sumptuous sides like skin-on fries; mac and cheese with truffle oil and smoked bacon; and corn on the cob with honey and chipotle.

Broken Pony, 734 Dumbarton Road, G11 6RD

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