American comedian Rodney Dangerfield once said, ‘I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample, it had an olive in it’.
Dangerfield may have overdone it and that’s not big or clever but if you fancy a tipple in swish surrounds then we do recommend that you say ‘Slainthe!’ to today’s Big Deal with the Blue Dog cocktail bar.
City centre cocktails
The award-winning Blue Dog opened its doors on West George Street in 2003 and quickly won over a loyal crowd who liked its late night, piano bar ambience.
But it’s not just us who think that Blue Dog is rather chic.
According to cocktail guru Simon Gifford, writing in Class Magazine, Blue Dog is ‘a smart, modern interpretation of the classic piano bars of yesteryear’.
Sounds good but that’s not all. He finishes by saying that ‘Blue Dog is a wonderfully civilised cocktail bar and one of Glasgow’s few true cocktail lounges’.
Great cocktail list
This Big Deal is for two people to each enjoy a cocktail (up to the value of £8.95 each) or a large (250ml) glass of wine from Blue Dog’s by-the-glass range of six wines.
All but two of the cocktails on the Blue Dog cocktail list are available as part of the deal.
So, whether you want a classic Manhattan or vodka Martini or prefer one of Blue Dog’s own creations, today’s Big Deal gives you free range over the majority of the list.
We’d recommend the Scandinavian Sunshine, a lip-smacking mix of Aivy vodka, Polsky cherry vodka, Belvedere lemon vodka, Stoli raspberry vodka, Lillet Blanc vermouth, peach bitters and grapefruit bitters.
This generous deal also includes something to nibble on: a Blue Dog Cheese platter for two comprising Boursin, Bel Pease, Camembert, Danish Blue and cheddar along with oatcakes, chutney and fruit.
Fantastic for a catch-up
Valid from 4pm-8pm Monday to Friday and 6pm-8pm on Sundays, this Big Deal is perfect for an after work drink and snack; a catch-up with pals or the start of a night on the town.