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Bar Square

5 Bell Street, Merchants Square, Glasgow, G1 1NU

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Queen Street.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 00:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 00:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 00:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 00:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 00:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 00:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 00:00.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Merchant Square)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives level access to the raised section of the venue.
    • The doors are always held open.
    • The surface in front of the entrance is cobbled.

Outside Access (Bell Street)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 136cm (4ft 6in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives level access to the lower section of the venue.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 medium steps, with handrails on both sides, between the lower and raised sections of the venue.

Eating and Drinking

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 42cm (1ft 5in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is traditional pub food.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located adjacent to the Merchant Square entrance.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 300cm (4ft 11in x 9ft 10in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 39cm (1ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are not available.
    • It is necessary to access the venue via the Merchant Square entrance for level access to the accessible toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the basement floor.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the basement floor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • It is necessary to access the venue via the Merchant Square entrance for level access to the accessible toilet.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.