Another day, another award for Glasgow’s thriving hospitality scene: The Gate, located in Glasgow’s East End directly across from Barrowland Ballrom, is officially one of the best bars in Scotland, and has been recognised at two prestigious UK awards. The pub was not only named as one of Scotland’s finalists and a county winner in the National Pub & Bar Awards, but also has been selected as a finalist in the highly competitive Class Bar Awards.
The National Pub & Bar Awards is known for its strict and careful judging process, yet The Gate was named a county winner for Scotland. This recognition only reiterates The Gate’s commitment to excellence in its atmosphere, service and drinks selection, comfortably placing it as on the pantheon of the top bars in Scotland. Next up, the pub will go head-to-head with other county winners from Scotland and the rest of the UK at the final event in London on June 28, where the overall winner will be determined.
What is more, The Gate has also been praised by the Class Bar Awards, a prestigious industry award run by Class Magazine. The spot made it as a finalist in the awards, alongside four other bars, including Lucky Liquor, Hey Paul, and Panda & Sons in Edinburgh. The final event for Class Bar Awards is set to take place later this year, where all the winners will be announced.
All this recognition came from the evident hard work The Gate has done since opening, earning a reputation as a leading figure in the Scottish pub scene. The pub offers a vibrant atmosphere, as well as toasties, an impressive selection of craft beers, cocktails, Scotch whisky (160 to be exact) and gin.
Andy Gemmell, owner of The Gate said: “These accolades are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and we are grateful for the support of our Gallowgate community. What makes me proud is that each of theses nominations are from different sectors of the industry, we have always set out to be a community pub but with a innovative offering so to be recognised by a pub awards and by Class who celebrate bars that are trailblazers makes it even better.”