Acid Bar, SWG3

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23 reviews
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£25 and under
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Malaysian
By day your cafe, your meeting space, your creative hub. Serving lunch, coffee & sweets with the help of Tantrum Doughnuts & The Steamie Coffee.

By night a bar & rotation of restaurants, currently home to Julie's Kopitiam who explores Malaysia's multicultural cuisine in her exceptional cooking through a constantly changing menu.


Our opening hours in August are:

09.08.2019 - 5pm-10pm
10.08.2019 - 12pm-10pm

15.08.2019 - 5pm-10pm
16.08.2019 - 5pm-10pm
17.08.2019 - 12pm-10pm

22.08.2019 - 5pm-10pm
23.08.2019 - 5pm-10pm
24.08.2019 - 12pm-10pm

29.08.2019 - 5pm-10pm
30.08.2019 - 5pm-10pm
31.08.2019 - 12pm-10pm


Our opening hours in September are:

05.09.2019 - 5pm-10pm
06.29.2019 - 5pm-10pm
07.09.2019 - 12pm-10pm

12.09.2019 - 5pm-10pm
13.09.2019 - 5pm-10pm
14.09.2019 - 12pm-10pm

19.09.2019 - 5pm-10pm
20.09.2019 - 5pm-10pm
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What 23 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.1
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4.4
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RL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was incredible and service did not disappoint. Would definitely return

KA
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal and good value. Fantastic space to spend time and enjoy a meal.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing! Such great value for money too. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Shall definitely return Xx

PB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely unusual food with good service and great ambiance. Will definitely be back.

RD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Vibrant atmosphere, great Malaysian inspired food and drinks

MF
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

I didnt like the food. Thers was no option to eat other than Malaysian so total waste of money and i found it very expensive

GH
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Amazing food, and love being able to book Julie's in advance. Service could be improved, as we didn't get plates to share food, and servers could be more attentive. Brilliant experience though

DL
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great evening! Staff very attentive coupled with exquisite food options made this a delightful dining experience.

JB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I was there for my friend's 40th and the food was delicious. Great cocktails too. The only thing was the menu change. When I booked the table for 1:30pm the menu on the website showed an extensive choice. When we got there we were presented with a brunch/lunch menu which was predominantly brunch with not much lunch at 1:30pm on a Saturday. I usually wouldn't mind but I'd already had breakfast and was looking forward to choosing from the menu I'd seen online. My friend who's birthday it was had also been expecting the bigger choice menu. So a little disappointment that could have been avoided. Overall though, food was great and service was great. Small things to elevate service - would suggest only clearing plates away when everyone has finished eating. And I had to ask for a bowl from my prawn peelings. No bowl of water/lemon to clean my hands either. Little touches that could be considered...

AG
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great staff, fantastic food. Thank you for a great night out.

s
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about Julie’s at the Acid Bar was brilliant. The food is next level good; the venue is cool and modern and the staff are super friendly and helpful. Each dish was so tasty and unique; the team behind Julie’s have accomplished something really special. I’m already planning my visit back.

HM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This has to have been the best food my partner and I have eaten in a looooong time in Glasgow.
We ordered 5 different dishes and all were so tasty we hardly spoke through the meal!
The staff were attentive but not too much and they were all very well presented.
I will recommend endlessly!

MA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great menu and atmosphere! Would definitely come back.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food,drinks and overall atmosphere 10/10

Presentation was excellent too

KH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Overall the experience was ok - not as good as I was led to expect. We arrived on time for our table but were seated at the bar to wait for another party to finish - this was ok but seems quite unnecessary as there were lots of empty seats that didn't get filled in the time we were there. The front of house staff also checked my name several times and I felt like my booking hadn't gone through, so I felt a little bit out of place at the start, as though they weren't expecting my booking. The waitress also only gave us one menu and seated us in the middle of a bit long communal table, which was noisy and not ideal, especially as there were still free seats at other tables and in one case the whole table was free. The food was good but the menu wasn't discussed with us as I expected and I think the menu needed that extra touch, which we saw other people, in bigger groups, get when they arrived.

LM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great night at Julie’s. Food and service was brilliant.

KM
London
21 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful menu and everything we had was delicious. Nice selection of cocktails and cool venue. Service could have been a bit quicker, especially on drinks, but was generally good and friendly. Will definitely return.

G
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 1

Food was excellent, service was good and timely and prices very reasonable.

Location was a disappointment having previously been to Julie’s in Shawlands. The venue had no atmosphere, felt very clinical. Seating arrangements were very uncomfortable, it felt very squashed in and unnecessary given the size of the room, could very easily fit in plenty of smaller tables which offer more privacy.

Overall if I visit Julie’s again it would definitely be the Shawlands one, which was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had.

T
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Was a little noisy but it’s an open casual friendly place conducive to chat and bonhomie .

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Bar was cold. Food was mostly pretty good and tasty but none of it was very warm, even the fried chicken, discounting the dishes with were intentionally cold. There were quite a lot of little things with the food and service like the mango being really unripe, cucumber being pre-sliced and obviously not kept in water which was a bit disappointing. There was a fly in my noodle salad, but I chose not to kick up a fuss about it as I work in hospitality too, and suppose it could have got there after leaving the pass. Nice to be able to see in the kitchen but it was all looking pretty inactive and was a bit disconcerting to see Julie running her hands through her hair before plating up. Staff and service were good enough, not especially friendly or with any energy which was surprising with it being the opening weekend of the pop up and I was expecting it to be a bit more buzzing. Didn't seem particularly keen on being there, so were just milling around chatting to each other, and were forgetting to explain the menu or specials to tables.
Pretty dissapointing as had been meaning to try the food for a long time but the whole experience was bad. Price was good.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Loved the food here. Knew what to expect from southside kopitam but felt like it was extra special. Service was fine, the first person who attended to us was fab attentive, knowledgable and responsive. Others were more varied but friendly-couple of prompts needed. Atmosphere was odd but that’s our fault for booking at 6. We will 100% be back. Amazing food.

O
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Julie was absolutely amazing! She was so lovely and accommodating to me and my friends who had some food allergies. Some of the best food I’ve ever had in Glasgow! Would highly recommend.

AM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Wonderful exciting new quality food in Finnieston. A must visit for all foodies. Could not fault the service - Happy bubbly people. Sadly background noise prevented us from having perfect evening.