Drygate is probably one of the places I visit most often and yet I don't have a review of it on the blog. It's a brewery, a bar, an event space, a restaurant and a whole lot more, so it's a pretty amazing package. I'll try to do it justice.
We visited recently for our wedding anniversary dinner – we wanted to celebrate, yet keep it low key plus bring Joffrey along. Drygate fit the bill! I'm always blown away by just how good the food is (especially for the price) and I love that it's dog-friendly.
We didn't make a booking but nabbed a table early on a Saturday night in the bar area downstairs. There's also a dining space upstairs which has a different menu. This is one of the only things I don't love about Drygate – I feel like the difference between the spaces is a little confused and not totally clear to a customer. Maybe I'm just daft.
I graciously drove so that Graeme could get stuck into the beers. If you're a beer fan, Drygate is beer heaven. They have a delicious, ever-changing range of interesting and unusual offerings. We always pop into the shop to get some beers to takeaway, and their Outtaspace Apple Ale is my #1 favourite beer of all time. If you love cider, you'll love this beer.
We ordered a sharing platter to start and then I got the featherblade steak for my main. I've had this steak a few times now and I have to say, it's one of the best in Glasgow. And it's only £16.95 (nope, that's not a typo) and includes sides – bone marrow, mushrooms, kale, tomatoes, ox tail sauce and truffle chips. I have a few favourite steak places in Glasgow but they're a good deal more expensive than here. And the side of chorizo macaroni was totally delicious too.
The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff are all really friendly. Joffrey was catered for with a bowl of water and staff were always on hand for beer chat and advice.
We paid a visit to the beer shop on the way out – a must-visit for any beer lover. They have a really good range and prices are reasonable, and the staff will always help you out if you need advice.
As I said, there's loads more to Drygate than just the food and beer. The events space is brilliant from both an attendee point of view as well as an event host – it was home to Scotland's First Ever Cheese Toastie Festival which I arranged in my Yelp days. (I'll let you in on a secret – plans are in the works for a second one this year).
Other things I enjoy at Drygate include The Glasgow Food Assembly and Urban Market which is on the first Sunday of each month. I think I've banged on enough about how much I love Drygate for now so I hope you'll check it out if you haven't already.
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