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The Molendinar.

304 Duke Street, Glasgow. G31 1RY.



The Molendinar. 1991.

This pub is now closed down. Over the years it has had a few different name changes. The last time I passed it was called Isa's Bar.

This was originally called the Variety Bar opened around the 1960s.

Issa's Bar

Isa's Bar. August 2005.

It seems this pub opens for a few years and then closes down and reopens with a different name. And as predicted Isa's bar closed down and is now called Molly's Bar.

Molly's Bar Duke Street

Molly's Bar. 2008.

Molly's Bar Duke Street Glasgow 2008

Note the smokers on the right, this is now the case in most of the city pubs, the smokers seem to think the doorway of the premises is a none smoking area.

Update March 2010...

Molly's a goner.

Molly's Bar is going to have a name change and a new theme. Mr & Mrs Jim Ronald the new owners are taking the put back to its original name "The New Variety Bar" with a variety theme of past Glasgow entertainers likes of Francy and Josie, Chic Murray, a great idea and many of the locals will have a trip down memory lane. Good Luck with your new venture.

Thanks to Derek by email... New Variety Bar / Redmond's
This was on Duke St at the corner of Annbank St. It used to have a lot of
karaoke nights so I never went in. Now changed to Redmond's of Dennistoun
which has become my local. Great selection of beers and a bit more modern
than most of the pubs on Duke St.


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