November 24, 2022

Manhattan-inspired cocktail bar and restaurant in Glasgow reopens with summer menu

Summer is fast approaching as we fast approach the end of May, although the weather in Glasgow hasn’t quite caught up yet.

But do not worry ! The 63rd+1st Glasgow is ready to embrace all things summer with its new menu of seasonal cocktails and small plates – meaning we can enjoy that summery feel whether the sun is shining or not.

After its launch last year, the 63rd+1st has established itself as a popular cocktail bar in the heart of downtown. Located a stone’s throw from Glasgow Central, the bar has taken over the former Italian restaurant Gusto on Bothwell Street.

The decor and atmosphere have a distinctly New York vibe and the venue seamlessly transforms as day turns to night, making it the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee, l one of their famous ‘Boozy’ brunches or a meet up with friends on a lively Friday or Saturday night.

But as we head into summer, the venue has relaunched its menu today – and we can reveal details of its new cocktail and food menu.

Let’s start with the drinks – even if you’re not going on vacation, a sip of coconut watermelon daiquiris or lychee martinis will instantly transport you to warmer climes.

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Whether you want brunch, lunch, dinner or a few drinks, you can do it all in style at this lavish venue.

Or for those who like a kick with their cocktail, try the Picante Sour – all expertly shaken and poured by their team of in-house mixologists. The newly curated cocktail menu also includes a bespoke Spritz offering, which includes the Sicilian Spritz with a twist of Limoncello or the Amalfi Coast Spritz, with its characteristic orange citrus taste – because who needs fly to Italy anyway?

Not to be overlooked, the new Summer Small Plates menu features the perfect cocktail pairings and includes delicious little bites such as The Charred Padron Peppers and Romesco, the signature 63rd Pretzels with Melted Cheese dip as a nod to their new roots. -Yorkaises, Lobster and Thermador Shrimp Rolls and Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings.

Members of the public enjoy their first drink at a beer garden at SWG3 on July 06, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.  Beer gardens across Scotland are allowed to reopen today as coronavirus lockdown restrictions are further eased in the country

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The venue is also set to unveil a new summer set-up on its summer terrace and a new Jubilee cocktail menu which will be unveiled next week in time for the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

Manager Graeme Nesbitt said: “We are really encouraged by the attendance at 63rd + 1st Glasgow and there is a good feeling in the city as we head into summer, our guests want to celebrate, eat, drink and be joyful! And it’s wonderful to see and be a part of it after these last two years.

“We have decided to relaunch for the summer with a new food and drink menu designed to be shared in a fun, chic and safe environment.

“We will be offering a new menu of ‘sharers’ cocktails which we know will be a hit with our Glasgow customers who like to have fun and celebrate in style.”