A Pop Ups Guide to Glasgow 2014

This year Glasgow hosts the Commonwealth Games along with a collection of exciting pop ups.


The Liquor Store
190 Bath Street, G2 4HG
The Liquor Store takes over at Saint Judes with an impressive line up of food vendors, cocktails and DJs. La Cocina de Calle are up first with their Mexican Street Food and accompanying Tequilas.

The Liquor Store are still interested in hearing from food vendors who would like to pop up during the residency. Email for more information.

The pop up is open 7 days a week 12pm to 1am from the 10th July for 10 weeks.

Grunting Growler

Grunting Growler Craft Beer
65 Haugh Road, Glasgow, G3 8TX

Glasgow’s West End gets an extra slug of craft beer this summer from Grunting Growler. Run in collaboration with The Bike Station, this pop up gives you the opportunity to learn about and sample some fine beers before filling up your Growler.

Grunting Growler’s residency starts 17th July and ends 9th August and will be open between Thursdays and Saturdays.


John Lewis – Tea on the Green
Royal Exchange Square

John Lewis are set to host a tea party in their freshly planted urban garden located on the Royal Exchange Square in the shadow of the GoMA. A great place to sip tea while admiring the architecture of the Merchant City and staring curiously at the cone topped Wellington.

The tea party runs from the 24th July to the 3rd of August. You should book a spot in advanced to avoid disappointment, which is easily done by visiting


BBC at the Quay
40 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1DA

Just a short swim from Commonwealth Games venues the SECC and the Hydro, you will find BBC Scotland’s headquarters which will be hosting the BBC at the Quay Pop Up festival. The festival line up is a cultural feast with workshops, comedy, live music, BBC show recordings and big screens for the opening and closing ceremonies. Check out the line up here.

The festival runs from the 19th July to the 3rd August.


Wilson Street

Scotland’s other national drink launched this phenomenal experiential pop up in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City. Surprisingly not made from girders, instead built using the more conventional pop up construction technology – containers. Inside you will find a collection of IRN-BRU accessories along with the orange stuff itself. The best thing about this pop up is that all of the profits go straight to The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice’s Brick by Brick appeal.

The IRN-BRU pop up runs from July 14th until August 10th on the corner of Wilson Street and Candleriggs.

Thanks to Robert Brown for the photo of the Clyde above.