With some unexpectedly good weather blessing Glasgow and hopefully more to come, locals are heading to their nearest beer gardens, terraces and outdoor spaces in their droves. Luckily, there is a now a new spot in town to provide some escapism in the summer sun.
SWG3 has announced a special six-week run of Friday night BBQs to take place on the Garden Terrace, a spacious outdoor seating area in the venue’s new garden space. Situated beneath the windows of the venue’s sprawling warehouse complex, the terrace will be open every Friday night from July 22 until August 26.
Boasting a full-stocked bar, music from a rotation of DJs and a BBQ courtesy of latest Acid Bar residents Nomad, the umbrella-clad outdoor space at the former galvanizer’s yard will be open from 5pm until 10pm. Downstairs in the Acid Bar, guests can grab a slice of Nomad’s signature Detroit-style pizzas alongside daily soup specials, skin-on fries, big salads, sandwiches and breakfast rolls from Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm.
Nomad Pizza began when husband and wife team Chris and Louise Olivarius, along with partner Thomas Preston — the team behind Glasgow west-end institution Firebird — decided to take the wildly popular Firebird pizza recipe mobile, rocking up at festivals and other events in their Piaggio Ape mini van with the all-important wood-fired pizza oven installed. After touring for many years now, Nomad Pizza has become a firmly established staple of the UK festival scene, known for its imaginative ingredients and dedication to the perfect crispy-chewy, expertly-seasoned dough.
The SWG3 Garden Terrace forms part of the venue’s ongoing community greenspace project. Situated behind SWG3’s main warehouse building, 3,200m² of wasteland has been redesigned in consultation with neighbours, resident artists, staff and the wider local community into a shared space to grow, plant, play and create, as well as address a known demand for public greenspace.
The Garden Terrace is open from 5pm-10pm. The Acid Bar itself is open a little earlier for coffee, opening from 8.30am Monday to Friday. Children and dogs welcome. Tables of six and over can book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.