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Say hello to Glasgow’s new Country and Western themed pub

Say hello to Glasgow’s new Country and Western themed pub

After causing a storm on social media, new country-themed bar Howdy’s opened in Glasgow last month. The bar is owned by Thomas Melville, who also owns Times Square, Kilts and Cocktails and The Bay Horse in Glasgow.

The new location on St Enoch Square replaces the former Times Square side of the business district. Offering live music, country-themed cocktails and shooters, the bar is open Thursday through Sunday.

General manager Andrew Sweeney, who has been with the company for eleven years, was behind the new concept and marketing campaign. He says: “We took over Times Square in March. It was really two locations in one and the second location had never really been used before. We decided to do something different and it’s been a huge success as the country theme is very much in vogue at the moment.

“We got a lot of PR before we even announced the location. I really didn’t expect it to go as viral as it did, but we just focused on building hype and keeping social media active.

“We’ve split the venue into three different rooms, all with different decor. We have a guitar room, a Dolly Parton room and a cow room. It’s a very small venue, only seating 100 people, and although we’re mainly drinks-led, we can offer food from Times Square. It’s a great location right in the heart of the city and the reception so far has been incredible.”