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“German-style brewpub in converted carpet factory”
'Glaswegian heart, German head' is the strapline this buzzy brewpub and restaurant uses as it’s the only UK brewery producing beers in accordance with Germany's Purity Law of 1516, which means no additives, colourings or preservatives. It occupies the old Winding House of a former carpet factory, modelled by its Victorian architect on the Doge’s Palace in Venice. Look down into the brewhouse from the beer hall and watch the brewers making artisanal lagers and wheat beers, including GPA, St Mungo, Dunkel and Hefeweizen. Brewery tours are conducted on selected days of the week. The all-day menu has a German flavour too, offering reibeküchen; spätzle; currywurst; and jägerschnitzel. If these choices don't appeal you can also choose from grills, burgers and other British pub grub. For dessert are apple strudel; gingerbread cheesecake; and sticky toffee pudding. There is a large beer garden and brunch is available at weekends. October's Fridays are Oktoberfest beer festival days.
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Scotland’s biggest city is also arguably its youngest. Glasgow may have been founded some 1,500 years ago, but most of what you see today is much more recent. The nightlife is legendary, ranging from a lively clubbing scene to Scottish traditional music in lively bars and pubs. The city claims to be Scotland’s sporting capital, a claim which was reinforced when it was chosen to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Football is as much a local obsession as anywhere in Scotland, with all clubs maintaining a keen rivalry.
Glasgow can claim to be one of Scotland’s most ethnically diverse cities, and it has been since the 19th century. Glasgow’s industrial boom created huge demand for labour at a time when both the Scottish Highlands and Ireland were suffering extreme poverty and even famine, so tens of thousands of people migrated to work in Glasgow’s mills and shipyards. The city also had a sizeable Jewish community, and in the late 19th century, large numbers of Italians migrated to the city. About a century later, Glasgow attracted migrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and as a result you’ll find some of the best Asian food in Scotland here.
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