The Templeton building – a 19th-century carpet factory with a facade modelled on the Doge’s Palace in Venice – is an ornate survivor of industrial Glasgow, redeveloped during the 1980s as a business centre. In 2006, a new tenant took over the premises, built an on-site brewery & re-launched the place as bar/restaurant West. An avowedly German-style venture, it produces St Mungo lager, Hefeweizen wheat beer, Munich Red & more, all in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot (German Beer Purity Law) – although other tipples are also available. The bar/restaurant area is a decked out like a modern ‘bierhalle’, with big tables & a menu offering wiener schnitzel & spätzle alongside the usual burgers or fish & chips – they even have lounge music some evenings. Sited at the south-east corner of Glasgow Green, West also sports a beer garden for alfresco supping, weather permitting.