The Alexander Bar in Clydebank is rich in stories about its colourful shipbuilding past.
With its own identity and locals, known affectionately as ‘Bankies’, Clydebank has mirrored its giant neighbour, Glasgow, in owing its existence to the River Clyde. We are a traditional shipyard pub that’s been here for over a hundred years and we pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and our old fashioned charm. Many of our customers have been coming in for years, having worked in the shipyards all their lives, but new faces are always made to feel welcome. Lending itself to a chattier environment, you may be lucky and talk to some of those who helped to create the mighty ocean liners such as the Queen Mary or QE2 and who provided the stamp of quality ‘ClydeBuilt’ which symbolised craftsmanship of an exceptional level. There are three stained glass panels within the pub which are our tribute to the town showing the history of Clydebank with the Clyde as the timeline and these are worth the visit alone. This work saw the artist commissioned to produce stained glass for the River City television series.
you may be lucky and talk to some of those who helped to create the mighty ocean liners such as the Queen Mary or QE2
During World War II Clydebank became the target for air raids due to the shipyards, whose efforts proved invaluable to the war effort. Few families were left untouched by the bombings but that unshakeable community spirit lives on and exists in the wonderful patrons who have made Alexander’s the heart of the community. Today this pub continues to be recognised for its welcome and the quality of its beer.