From special events and cheering locals who are part of Team Scotland to Commonwealth themed menus and screening of events as they happen – Scotland’s pubs and bars are celebrating the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in style.
We will share some of their Commonwealth Games stories in our news pages to give you a taste of just some of the ways Scotland’s pubs and bars can make your Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games experience one to remember. Our first story is that of 29 Private Members Club, aka ‘Jamaica House 2014′.
In partnership with Barrhead Travel, the club won the race to be the cultural and hospitality home of the fastest and most chilled nation of Glasgow 2014.
Over eleven jam-packed days (23 July – 3 August 2014), the venue will transform into ‘Jamaica House 2014′ with exclusive opening and closing parties that will attract the crème de la crème of the Jamaican sporting scene and bring a taste of the island’s world famous party atmosphere to Glasgow city-centre.
Staff will be kitted out in specially designed Jamaica House 2014 T-Shirts and visitors will enjoy the gentle sounds of reggae, the flavours of Jamaican cuisine, and of course, the country’s carnival atmosphere.
The extraordinary links that Jamaica holds with Scotland – such as the connection between both nations’ flags – will be explored and a special Jamaican Sporting Museum will also be created featuring iconic Jamaican kits and memorabilia from when the island hosted the Commonwealth Games in 1966.
Open to both members and non-members of 29 to enjoy, no Jamaica experience would be complete without paying homage to its extraordinary food and drink. Authentic recipes will be added to the menu, including jerk chicken and spiced beef patties. And to wash it all down, Red Stripe beer will be served alongside an exclusive Appleton rum cocktail list.
Another key highlight will be a pop-up travel agency, in partnership with Barrhead Travel, Scotland’s largest independent travel group and the Jamaica Tourist Board.
Michelle Mooney, 29 Events Manager, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been selected as the venue for ‘Jamaica House 2014′ during the Games. Bringing to life one of the world’s biggest partying nations in Glasgow – a place that’s also renowned for its love of a good night out – is tremendously exciting. It’s going to be a huge amount of fun and there will be lots for visitors to enjoy.
“Moreover, we’re also looking forward to looking after Jamaican delegates, athletes and guests, helping them to relax and enjoy the very best of Glasgow hospitality.
“29 Members will of course be welcome throughout the celebrations and will be invited to their own exclusive Glasgow 2014 Party, while non-members can still enjoy a little taste of the fun in the restaurant or by visiting the museum.”
Sharon Munro, chief executive of Barrhead Travel, said: “Glasgow, as a city, expresses its style, culture and vibrancy on a daily basis but come July, with the Games and the influx of visitors, this will be elevated to new heights. Our partnership with Jamaica Tourist Board to bring Jamaica House 2014 to the city is the perfect fit that will no doubt be met with open arms by residents and visitors alike.
“Like Jamaica, Scotland loves a celebration and knows how to put on a show. We will be giving Glaswegians a taster of the carnival atmosphere and fanfare that goes hand in hand with a trip to the country.”
Jamaica Tourist Board’s Regional Director for UK and Northern Europe, Elizabeth Fox said: “Jamaica has a long history of involvement in the Commonwealth Games and was host nation in 1966. The Jamaica House 2014 event will be a thank you to the clients who have supported Jamaica over the years and helped to make our island one of the most popular holiday destinations for Brits to jet off to and Get All Right.”
Jamaica House 2014 will be open every day from 23 July – 3 August 2014 from 10am -3am
29 have both their Supper Club and Apartment available for Glasgow 2014 Corporate Parties during this time.
For more information visit www.29glasgow.com