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The Comet Bar.

212-214 Kelvinhaugh Street, Glasgow.


The Comet Bar

The Comet Bar was situated at the corner of Kelvinhaugh Street and Sandyford Street.

In the 1870s Mrs Jessie Kean was proprietor of this old pub. Kelvinhaugh Street was once a thriving thoroughfare, the Anderston Docks were close by as well as the Stobcross Station, the Timber depot, the Govan Ferry and the Art Galleries.

The Comet Bar was the meeting place for many of the worker in the area, this was the first pub you came to after work, if it was to busy in here you had the choice of another five on Kelvinhaugh Street or a licensed grocers shop if you just wanted to carry you drink home with you.

Next to the Comet Bar you had Ross's Kelvinhaugh Vaults, The Loch Sloy, Dawson's then the Anchor Bar near the corner of Argyle Street the on the opposite side of the Anchor Bar you had Sutherland's Bar.

Moses Forsyth acquired the licence for the Comet Bar in 1883, he continued as licensee until WW1.

Daniel M Gordon then took over the pub, he served the locals here until the 1950s.

Tennent Caledonian Brewery then acquired the pub, Alexander McEwan was then licensee, he also ran the Grapes, Paisley Road West, Stewart's, Cathedral Street and the Cot Bar, Castle Street.

The Comet Bar was finally demolished in the 1960s along with the rest of the pub, the only pub that survived was the old Anchor Bar, now Murphs Barrel House.


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