Newspaper-themed pub is perfect place for a few scoops
It’s a scene which has been argued over for decades.
In the final moments of the 1942 movie classic Citizen Kane, Orson Welles – who plays the eponymous newspaper baron – utters the word Rosebud before he dies.
The meaning of Rosebud has divided fans and critics.
But, according to the owners of The Citizen, Rosebud could have been the name of his favourite drink.
It is now one of 39 cocktails, including a Citizen Kane and an Editors Breakfast, tempting customers in this exciting new newspaper- themed pub in Glasgow city centre.
The Citizen harks back to a golden age of newspapers where ink and typewriters were the order of the day, not laptops and smartphones. It is the former home of the Evening Citizen newspaper, which folded in 1974, with photographs and front pages from past editions adorning the wal ls. That’s the only old- fashioned aspect of this city centre pub, which is quickly growing in reputation since opening in summer.
Situated close to George Square, it is a sister of the Di Maggios restaurant chain and nearby Anchor Line.
The A- listed building has been restored with loving care.
There is also a dining area, called the Editor’s Suite, for private functions.
We popped in on a rainy Sunday afternoon when both the bar and dining areas were busy.
There was a great buzz about the place, with the service friendly and attentive.
There is also a nod to the diet of journalists of a bygone age with bar snacks such as home-made sausage roll and Scotch eggs.
Tennent’s have also done a special version of their famous lager for this new pub.
But, perhaps sadly, the only scoops now are the noise of happy drinkers and diners.