The Acid Bar at SWG3 is set to re-open on Friday 3 September with a residency from top Glasgow restaurant Five March - bookings now open

JAPANESE-INSPIRED ADVENTURES

After 18 long months of being closed, we're delighted to announce that our first residency will be a collaboration between SWG3 and one of the city’s most innovative restaurants, Five March, who will take over the Acid Bar as Go Sangatsu

Like its sister restaurant, Go Sangatsu will specialise in sharing plates, taking wider inspiration from further afield. Owners of Five March Joanna Nethery and Peter Mackay - who is also the restaurant’s head chef - will take up residence in SWG3 with a focus on vibrancy, balance and an adoration of quality ingredients, showcasing a fresh take on Japanese methods.

Joanna Nethery, Co-Owner of Five March, said: “We have a real love and respect for Japanese cuisine and as we sadly lack the generations of knowledge required to pay suitable homage, we won’t be offering a traditional menu but one inspired by foods we love. Through this new venture, we can see what happens when we take all that we do know and smash it into the Five March style. Go Sangatsu leans towards the experimental so we can’t think of a better venue for it than the iconic Acid Bar.”

Meryl Gilbert, Commercial Manager at SWG3, said: “We are so excited that the Acid Bar is finally reopening. In the past we’ve hosted some fantastic residencies lasting anything from three months to a year with some well established names, including Ka Pao, Ox & Finch, Madlab by Cail Bruich and Julie's Kopitiam. Now, we're absolutely delighted to be welcoming Go Sangatsu as our first residency back after a year and a half.”

Go Sangatsu restaurant hours:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 12pm - close 

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A NEW EXHIBITION

Acid Bar is a home to food, music and art, and we're delighted to announce our first exhibition will be hosted by fromthestudio.art, who will showcase a collection of work from some of Scotland’s most exciting contemporary artists.

This will include a selection of painted photographs by David James Grinly being shown for the first time from his two collections, Revival and Revolt. Describing his work as ‘devotional’, David’s projects take many years to complete, as he shies away from commercial approaches to artistic production and exhibition. This collection offers a rare opportunity to buy some of this reclusive artist’s work.

Joining David will be works from screen printer Thom Reescollaborative duo Two Step (Beth Shapeero and Fraser Taylor), performance, soundscapes and digital imagery artist Michelle Hannah, and intricate abstract artist Jamie Johnson.

Exhibition opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am - 6pm | Saturday: 12pm - 6pm

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