Glasgow’s premier real ale bar, the Bon Accord sits on the far side of the M8 from the city centre, just 100 yards from the distinctive dome of the Mitchell Library. It has a traditional, tidy interior with no 21st-century flourishes to distract from the main attraction: ten real ales & a hefty number of single malt whiskies. Some of the beers come from expected Scottish breweries such as Cairngorm or Caledonian, but there might also be a few names rarely seen north of the border – Abbeydale from Sheffield, Magpie from Nottingham or Oakham from Peterborough. As for the whiskies, the Bon Accord claims ‘over 230’ & given the sheer quantity behind the bar that seems credible; this is the kind of place where Isle of Jura, Laphroaig & Macallan sit on 35ml optics. The bar menu ranges from baked potatoes to burgers & 8oz sirloin steaks, with a couple of options for veggies.