Distill had a prominent position on Argyle Street, around half way between the outer-markers of one of the most popular locations for bars and restaurants in the city. Any time we visited, there was cocktails, food, music and good vibes. Recently, plans for a refurbishment were announced. Today, there was confirmation that the bar had closed permanently.
A post on their Facebook page said: “Alas, dear friends, it’s time to get the hell off this rapidly changing street. The refurb becomes a closure and with it a welcomingly deep breath.
“It’s been the best of times and the worst of times, good friends have come and gone and we’ve learned more than we could have imagined.
“Thanks to all who have supported us throughout and to those that haven’t, we won’t miss you. Peace and integrity are wonderful things and we will take them with us to projects new.
“A few of us have a little something coming sooner than you might think so keep yer eyes peeled and we’ll be sure to keep you updated.”
Distill opened as The Ivy, but were forced to change their name to Distill in 2013. It would be considered one of the longer established venues on a stretch of Finnieston that can often appear to be in a perpetual state of flux.