Welcome to The Drum and Monkey in St. Vincent Street Glasgow

The Drum & Monkey is located in Glasgow City Centre on St. Vincent Street, just a short walk from Buchanan Street, Sauchiehall Street, Bath Street, Hope Street, George Square, Glasgow Central Train Station and Queen Street Station.

You’ll find a plethora of central Glasgow’s attractions near you — including George Square, The City Chambers, The Lighthouse, The Gallery of Modern Art, Duke of Wellington statue, Nelson Mandela Place, Princes Square Shopping Centre and Royal Exchange Square.

If you’re looking for a pub that offers the very best pub food in the heart of Glasgow, then look no further than our speciality pie house — The Drum & Monkey, which serves a range of delicious pies under pastry or mash. You can be sure to enjoy your food, complemented with a perfectly poured cask ale, a glass of fine wine, or even a taste of our extensive whisky and gin collections.

A unique city centre pub with a rich history

Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and The Drum & Monkey is certainly no exception, with a selection of glorious G&Ts, cask conditioned ales, and brewery fresh Innis and Gunn Tank Lager direct from Inveralmond Brewery in Perthshire.

The Drum and Monkey was a former a bank building, and retains an air of grandeur. Erected in 1924 by the eminent architect Andrew Balfour, our pub’s style has been compared to classical American architecture of the time. Our location on St. Vincent Street, marks the British sea victory over the French off the coast of Spain in 1797.

Our famous name is said to derive from the travelling showmen who would tour the country with performing monkeys which would often play on a drum.

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites

Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offer everything you’d expect to find on any respectable, British pub menu, and so much more besides. Boasting an array of delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes, and succulent burgers, there’s a selection to suit every appetite.

One of a kind

The Drum and Monkey is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of iconic and great British pubs — held in the highest of regards for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Urban outdoor seating

We don’t have a pub garden but at The Drum and Monkey we do have a small urban outdoor space for you to enjoy a drink, some food and a great atmosphere.

Where to find us

Where to find us

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Opening Hours

  • Monday Midday-11:30pm
  • Tuesday Midday-11:30pm
  • Wednesday Midday-11:30pm
  • Thursday Midday-11:30pm
  • Friday Midday-Midnight
  • Saturday Midday-Midnight
  • Sunday Midday-11:30pm

Get in touch

Call The Drum and Monkey on 0141 221 6636.

Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale, an excellent range of drinks, book a table for couples, groups, birthdays or other special occasions— and ensure that everyone has a hearty bite to eat.

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