Welcome to the world famous Bon Accord, ale house, malt whisky bar and whisky shop!

Bon Accord

For the last 17 years our family, the McDonough’s, have enjoyed running the Bon Accord Bar. As a family business we are passionate about our work and our simple ethos centers on excellent products and excellent service. Specializing in brilliant beer, wonderful whisky and fantastic food.


153 North St
Glasgow G3 7DA, UK

About us

What began as a pub specializing in real ale and pub grub, has been cultivated carefully over the years into a specialist whisky bar, we’ve even won the UK Whisky Bar of the Year.

We have collected many such awards over the years including those for our excellent beer and cider selection. This year we are proud to have received National Winner Independent Pub Category award 2015 for Best Bar None Scotland. A testimony to the safe and welcoming pub we are.

The Bon Accord is a haven for real ale enthusiasts and whisky drinkers alike. Or even just those who love our world famous steak pie. We are home to The Bon Accord Whisky Society and many other whisky societies in Glasgow. We also help run Glasgow’s Whisky Festival. We also offer one off whisky tastings for groups, please give us a call if this interests you.

A rare collection

We sell more than 800 different real ales per year and we have more than 400 whiskies on our gantry. Yet the quality of our selection does not suffer. We have many old and rare whiskies; the pinnacle of our collection being our 70-year-old Glenlivet. We recently decided to branch out and create our own online whisky shop, have a look if you fancy a browse.

Glasgow’s premier real ale bar, the Bon Accord sits just 100 yards from the distinctive dome of the Mitchell Library. Inside, all is tidy and traditional, with no 21st-century flourishes to distract from the real ales and prodigious number of malt whiskies that have won it many awards. Some of the beers come from expected Scottish breweries such as Deuchars, Tempest or Orkney, but there might also be a few names rarely seen north of the border – Tenacious Ted from the Lake District or Hayloft from the Grafton Brewery in Nottinghamshire. As for the whiskies, the Bon Accord claims ‘over 350’: this is the kind of place where Isle of Jura, Laphroaig and Macallan sit on 35ml optics. The bar menu ranges from baked potatoes, cod goujons and Cajun chicken to burgers, steaks and macaroni cheese.

UK Whisky Bar of The Year

Our food

Food is served on the premises from 11am-7.45pm Monday through to Saturday and on Sundays from 12.30pm-7.45pm. Children are welcome in the pub until 8pm and must have food. Our menu is extensive and varied with a great emphasis on traditional and home cooked meals. We also cater for vegetarian diners, with a good selection of vegetarian friendly food available.

Along with our regular menu we also provide a two-course special option. This includes a choice of main meals and either a soup or a sweet. Specials change daily but you can phone ahead to enquire about them before your visit. The Bon Accord Steak pie is a staple of the specials menu and is world renowned.

Eat Scotland award

Denise and the team take great pride in providing excellent food in keeping with the world-famous Bon Accord standards. Denise ensures that all her staff are trained in allergy awareness and are able to provide any allergy information required by the customers. The team’s hard work has been recognized by achieving the Eat Scotland award.

We take bookings, but walk INS are welcome and will be accommodated for. Our dining area is appropriate for both large and small bookings and special food and buffet packages can be made available for larger parties.

Please don’t hesitate to phone if you would like to arrange something like this. Whisky tastings and beer tastings can be arranged to include a set food menu and are increasingly popular.