Talk of the Town: BAaD brings local brewers to new taproom

BAaD, the East End venue at the Barras, is introducing The Gypsy Taproom, a new bar concept bringing together 20 different taps with local select crafts on rotation, featuring brewers from the west of Scotland and further afield.


This morning they said: “With so many Gypsy Brewers local to the west coast, The Gypsy Taproom’s priority is to support local, however they will have friends in far away places doing great things with beer and aim to showcase these as well.

“In addition to our draught offering, The Gypsy Taproom will have over 100 packaged bottles or cans to choose from NEIPA’s to DIPA’s, Porter to Amber ale’s, Saisons to Sours or stouts to wheat beers, the choice is endless.”

There will still be cocktails but brewers will be the star of the show. Work is underway on the changeover. There will be an outside area with space for 200 people. The taproom will open with social distancing measures in place on 17th July.

A’Challtainn will move out of BAaD to make way for a new specialist tequila and mescal bar above the taproom. The fish restaurant will return at a new location later in the year.

Alongside the drinks, the taproom will feature a new barbecue menu. They are currently installing a state of the art smoker to prepare their own meats, fish and vegetables. There will be a menu featuing slow cooked, rotisserie, barbecued and grilled dishes. Music will remain important with regular DJ sets and sport on the big screen.

The venue told us: ““The Glasgow brewing scene is far more developed than it has ever been with Drygate and WEST brewery top and tailing us, the East end of Glasgow is a thriving space for beer lovers and with plans for monthly takeovers, beer festivals and a new tasting room and bottle shop the gypsy taproom is a welcome addition to the craft brewing scene in Glasgow which shows no signs of slowing down”.

The Gypsy Taproom

54 Calton Entry, G40 2SB

Opening hours:
1600 – 2200 Thursday
1600 – 2200 Friday
1200 – 2200 Saturday
1100 – 2000 Sunday