Jun 21 2012 By Ben Spencer
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IN the space of just a few years, Finnieston has radically transformed to become quite a happening area.
Stylish sandwich bars, such as the excellent Piece, in Argyle Street, along with top notch pubs, alternative shops and all manner of restaurants.
It’s quite a makeover for this once fairly sleepy stretch and so I was keen to get the chance to try new bar The Pourhouse.
In keeping with the area, there are plenty of quirky but catchy design touches. On the bar’s blue exterior, a large squirrel appears to drink from a long tap.
The interior is not cavernous, but focuses attention around the bar and its staff, who were thoroughly attentive.
The menu had a large selection of comfort food. I started things off with a portion of haggis which was flavoursome and came with mashed potatoes (£4.95).
But I was jealous of my dining companion’s nachos (£3.95) – these came in an impressive bowl with lashings of salsa and cheese. Sadly, my friend wimped out and asked for them not to be served with the usual guacamole and jalapenos.
For my main I opted for pub classic fish and chips (£7.95). I enjoyed the fish, which was very fresh, although I was less keen on the wedge style chips. My pal gave two thumbs up to her macaroni cheese (£6.45) which had a rich but not too heavy sauce.
Too full for dessert, we sipped our drinks and enjoyed the atmosphere.
The Pourhouse prides itself on its selection of drinks, especially ales, so I ordered a pint of Toon Army (£2.95) while my pal enjoyed a G&T (£3).
The Pourhouse is a solid addition to this up and coming area. Pour me another one please.