Pictures: Alan Richardson
Innis & Gunn’s fourth and largest Beer Kitchen has opened on Ashton Lane in the heart of Glasgow’s West End.
The new venue is the Scottish independent brewer’s flagship bar and restaurant and will feature the brewer’s first on-site microbrewery.
In a nod to Glasgow’s rich art heritage, Innis & Gunn has collaborated with local artist Lynn Howarth to provide customers with bespoke portrait paintings, made with beer!
This Saturday (April 15) Lynn will be in residence in the bar from 2pm until 4pm. In advance of the launch she created several portraits of Scottish and English celebrities, including Peter Capaldi, Sean Connery, Irvine Welsh, Adele, Ed Sheeran and Groundskeeper Willie from The Simpsons.
Set over three floors, with a total capacity of 396, the Beer Kitchen features 17 keg taps, three cask lines and more than 50 packaged craft beers, offering one of the largest craft beer selections in Glasgow.
On the ground floor, craft beer fans will be able to drink in the sights and sounds from the open-plan microbrewery while enjoying varying new beers served fresh from on-site beer tanks.
The first floor features Innis & Gunn’s award-winning casual dining experience, using the very best of locally sourced ingredients and produce, where the chefs will be adding an Innis & Gunn flavour to the menu.
Up on the second floor is the Attic Bar, retaining much of the original character of the space — an eclectic blend of vintage décor with a bar list that offers a vast array of new cocktails and hoptails, alongside more than 50 packaged local and international beers. It will host live acoustic sessions on Friday and Saturday nights.
Innis & Gunn founder, Dougal Gunn Sharp, said: “The Beer Kitchen Ashton Lane is a fantastic new opening for us. Putting our first on-site microbrewery on the map in Glasgow’s craft beer scene will give us even more opportunities to experiment with great new beers, and we can’t wait to get started.
“Every one of our Beer Kitchens completely embodies our passion for flavour and quality, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to bring the Innis & Gunn experience right to the heart of Glasgow’s West End.”