The 13th Note

Just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Argyle Street, The 13th Note is the perfect place to stop and grab a drink or a bite to eat.

And with ‘dog friendly’ in the window and a gleaming plaque above the door, we simply had to go in!

Courtesy of Gill Davies

Courtesy of Gill Davies

Upon entering the cafe, the sumptuous booths were all occupied, proving this is a popular retreat. Spacious and air conditioned, The 13th Note provides the perfect escape from the hot summer sun. Large windows running the length of the cafe wash the bar in light, adding to an already apparent bright and friendly atmosphere.
We headed to the bar to order drinks and let Holly have a rest on the cool wooden floors.
The bar staff are more than attentive, instantly greeting us and taking our order before one by one cooing over Holly. In fact, a doggy water bowl and treats arrived before our drinks (which Holly was more than pleased about).

This bar and cafe has a welcoming atmosphere, with a variety of people from families to students scattered around the bar, booths and cafe area enjoying food and drinks.

If they have regulars, they certainly don’t make you feel unwelcome!

The 13th Note is a vegetarian and vegan cafe, with an extensive menu of fresh meat free food available – starting at just £2 for snacks. For those stopping for lunch, £5 for a Budvar, burger and bun is a popular choice with the punters.

If meat free food isn’t your thing then visit for the great drinks offers available – £1.95 for an after-work bottle of Becks, or £3.95 for a Spring cocktail in-between shopping.

The cafe is a chic affair, sporting art and fairy lights strung above the tables. This area is separate from the bar and booth area which has more of a student feel, equipped with a foosball table and puggy machine.

Contemporary music played all afternoon enhancing the friendly and light atmosphere.

The 13th Note transforms at night into a music venue, with a 100 capacity area downstairs for gigs. It also plays host to art exhibitions, drawing the attention of people from all walks of life.

Just down from the St Enoch shopping centre, and opposite a car park, this bar and cafe is easily accessible and welcomes children until 6.30pm if you’ve been out for a hard day’s shopping.

The 13th Note is open from 12 noon until 12 midnight, seven days a week.

50 - 60 King Street Glasgow G1 5QT

50 – 60 King Street Glasgow
G1 5QT

We had a lovely time in The 13th Note, and were made to feel quite at home.
I have also been assured they have everything from blankets to poop bags to take care of you and your canine friend.

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Courtesy of The 13th Note

Courtesy of The 13th Note

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