Babbity Bowsters is an old style pub(restored historic building ) with very friendly staff and a great selection of beers in the heart of the merchant city. It is named after a Scottish country dance. It's an easy walk in one direction to the Glasgow Cathedral, St.Mungo Museum, and the Necropolis. In the opposite direction, there's down town Glasgow. The rooms have keys with big paddles on them, you just leave them behind the bar until you need them. Rooms are utilitarian , but not overpriced considering the central location and atmosphere.
Schottische, the Franco-Scottish restaurant on the first floor, is open in the evenings and the pub serves Scottish food such as stovies, haggis and Cullen skink until 10pm. The hotel is frequented by university punters. The Bowster is fun if you can forgo luxury and enjoy a great pub. It won the Cesar Award in 1995.