cm DASEIEllI 97 DANDEEIIIDDS GLASGOW. the basement bar in Dandlerigg hasn’t always been the sophisticated, cultured place it is today. it wouldshockyoutofindoutthatitwasprevlously thetearoomsfortheold Fruit Warket’slianana Exchange. Ilntil some bright spark had a brilliant idea. Why not transform it into one of Glasgow’s most intimate Stella Cellars. llo sooner said than done to perfection. low, down past the stuffed fox that guards the stairs, you’ll find unlimited supplies of Artois, often accompanied by mussels, oneofthedelicaclesservedupinwhat mwuwmwomwuwmu

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competition. this is a quietly under- stated place where you can put the world to rights, over the odd Stella. withoutshoutinglazzbandsandstring quartets being the perfect antidoteto acid house re-mixes. What a relief.

llkD llk’S. SS lililDlESDll St SUSDDW. Rab lla’, the celebrated 19th centiiry Glaswegian glutton, has unwittinay donated his name to this utterly splendid Oyster Bar and llotel, almost slap bang in the centre of town. It’s a great place to be, provided you’re not an oyster. In which case you’ll be just

wt costs. 3 semen DlDSE EDlllSllliSll. Who would have believed that, five minutes walk from the lioyal Wile, there’s a bar where the check-trousered, grab-a-picture-Seorge tourists never go. ihey’ll never find Safe Obste, situated opposite the old Freemasons llall in the up and coming Dowgate. But you definitely should. there's a distinctly euro feel here. Get yourselt a pint of Stella, grab a seat (the stools breed like rabbits) and relax amongst les objets fran9aises that litter the sepia walls. The only thing that’s not continental is the table football. But use your imagination and it could easily be Bayern Iunlch in blue and Ac Iilan in red.


D’llEllllYS. 134 llEillEllDAiE DllllDEE. You won’t need astreetmap. Forgetthe phone book. Justfollow yourearsandyou'llfindo’llenry’sinnotimeatall. llpstalrs and downstairs it’s brimming over with chatter.Stepinsideandyouwon’twanttoleave. ‘lhebarstaffwlllgreetyouwithbiggrlnsflomatch the huge helpings of lunch you’ll get). And the decorissometliingelsei'hewallsarepapered with foreign newsprint. And the frelzes immor-

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reucxu. 235 fllE DDWDATE museum. the Pelican doesn’t have an hisidaflecausetliebarisreallyoutsidaoutsidewhatwasoncethe goods entrance to a department store, nestled next to the 389 Gallery. take delivery of a long, cool pint of Stella at street level and you might fancy tripping upstairs to the rooftop height balcony. Down below, between 5.30 and 8.30, they’ll be queuing to watch the Spinning Wheel which picks cheap drinks for happy hours. Exit stage left, past the disused lift shaft, and you’re into an adventurous little bistro that's open’tlbuaklasttime,(5am),irldaysand8amrdays.canyou think of a better way to start the weekend?

fllE Dali Slim 21 SOUTH WARD llD DllllDEE. At noon every day they wheel back the huge doors of an old bus depot and the fun begins. there’s not a single double decker in sight as Dundee’s most informed public transport themselves inside for a Stella. ihey re-fuel at the bar (a curious construction made from tyres and red painted oil drums) then maybe slump into one of the black, industrial strength couches. The food’s great and so is the music. the speakers are whoppers. WE SAID lllE SPEAKERS ABE WllDPFEllSl! if you’re out to really impress, Wednesday to Saturday you canpopllpstairsktchevvysfora cocktail 8.30 to midnight. But hold tight.