Like running a marathon, a dinner party with Frankenstein's monster involves careful preparation, research, and the ability to bolt. Dine in good company with today's Groupon: £20 for a two course bistro meal with wine and coffee for two at Bacchus.
Named after the Roman god of wine, Bacchus bar is a connoisseur of quirky drinks and contemporary dining, offering exotic beers alongside globally-inspired cuisine. Budvaar, Peroni and Desperados line the glowing bar shelves while chilli-flavoured Sambucca and Ocho Tequila are on-hand for adventurous sippers. The modern venue is home to sports nights, quizzes, and DJ decks, with a basement bar available for slick events or casual lounging. Located in the thick of the city centre off Ingram Street, Bacchus can be tracked down a short walk from Argyle Street rail station.
A peckish pair can feast on a two course meal including a starter to share, such as cheesy jalapeno nachos (£4.95). Diners can sip a glass of wine or soft drink each with their choice of main dish, with options including vegetable (£9.50) or chicken (£11.50) fajitas with crème fraiche, salsa and flour tortillas. Once napkins have stopped dabbing corners of mouths, the duo can relax while their tummies settle with a hot cup of coffee each (£2.50).
Bacchus has inspired many visitors to pen enthusiastic reviews celebrating the venue. The quality and value of food and friendly staff earn particular praise in customer write-ups.
Food lovely with a great atmosphere. Have tried this for lunch and after work. It is a nice bar and there is a good selection of food with specials which is always well prepared. Have no complaints - all food eaten has always been very nice.
– steph3125, TripAdvisor, Jan 2012
A great hidden gem, Bacchus Cafe Bar is tucked at the tip of Glassford Street and, as the name suggests, ticks both the booze and bite to eat boxes. Sleek and smooth, the bar is pleasing on the eye, and service is swift even when busy (most evenings). Food portions are generous and light on the pocket, and washed down with a few drinks from their draught beer selection to the backdrop of some chilled tunes - this place is a real find.
– Jamie K, Yelp, Sep 2009