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From classics with a little twist to truly outrageous flavour combinations, Soba’s cocktail list is impressive to say the least- and ingenious to say the most. Not content with simply setting the standard for proper cocktails in Glasgow, the team at Soba hold weekly Masterclasses, letting you in on the tricks of the trade.
Bar Soba is a new addition to Glasgow’s West End, opening in January 2012. It is bustling even on a weeknight, meaning it must have made a fair amount of new friends quickly.You might be welcomed by a somewhat hostile staff member, and then lay your hands on sticky menus – but if you’re not put off by teetering on a small stools, you’ll find a really wide range of cocktails to choose from.You’ll also find some very friendly bar staff who are willing to point you in the right direction if you can give them an idea of what you feel like. The selection is pan-Asian themed with a special section on the menu for Yakuza Cocktails – think sake cocktails. Our cocktail pick of the bunch was the weeknight special, the Apple & Ginger mojito – a light apple taste with a punch of ginger gives a new twist on a long time favourite. Normally £5.95, it is only £3 between Sunday-Wednesday.
Bar Soba may not be the comfiest perch in town – lots of bench and stool seating means this could be more suitable as a starting point to a night out rather than a relaxing cocktail bar, but it’s really well decorated – bold, interesting graffiti artwork on the walls and corrugated iron walls gives an industrial feel. There’s also a positively huge food menu also available if you’re needing soba-ering up, including noodles, burgers, curries, sushi and small plates. You’ll find a really wide range of punters from young lassies on a night out, to catch ups for older folk, and they like their music loud but not too loud to drown out a good chat.
All in all, Bar Soba strikes a good balance between trendy and good value and just need some small tweaks to become a must-visit bar in the West End.
Review by Briony, The Glasgow Food Blog