About

ABOUT US


Marchtown is both a shop and a bar located in the heart of Strathbungo, in the leafy south side of Glasgow.

It keeps an ever-changing range of over 300 wines, beers & spirits, all hand-selected by our resident Head of Wine.

Being a shop, you can always enjoy these in the comfort of your own home, but we welcome guests from near and far to drink in our bustling upstairs bar, our intimate snug bar – or even outside on our sun-facing, metropolitan terrace.

You might even decide to try our range of luxury cheeses, fine charcuterie and all sorts of other delectable delicacies with your drinks. We're a community business, but we try to offer a slice of our life further afield as well, so if you can't make in to see us, we also have an online ordering and delivery service, sending expertly curated cases of wine to every corner of the UK.

SOME HISTORY


The name 'Marchtown' was long ago used to describe our area ofStrathbungo, but fell out of use. Although still commonly referred to as a 'village', settlements here at Strathbungo predate the modern sprawl of the city of Glasgow by hundreds of years, and the area is rich with local history.

While it currently represents a modern cultural hub, full of community ventures, art spaces, venues, parks and architecture, back in the day, the village sat upon a meeting point of several old parish boundaries – or 'marches' – and was commonly known as Marchtown.

WHY SHOP WITH US?


The way in which we recommend our wine makes us stand out.Probably the most asked question we receive is: “can we see the wine list”, to which we always reply: “No, we don't print one”.

Marchtown does not have a wine list for three key reasons:
Firstly - we get new things in all the time, which keeps things interesting and ensures there's no two experiences alike

Secondly - it takes away the temptation of pointing at the first thing you recognise, and it forces you to think about what you want and to discuss it aloud. Sure, picking a wine can be intimidating, but we specialise in keeping it simple, and making advice accessible

Thirdly - new wine lists every day would be a lot of wasted paper! All you need to do is describe what you're after, set us a budget, and we'll do the rest.

PEOPLE + PLANET


We have been proudly serving our community since 2016, and humbly supported by them along the way. In a typically Glaswegian way, we aim to keep things simple, but special. We support this and focus on that....

Read more about what our values are