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Halloween Parties set to make Renfrewshire a Spooky place!

It’s almost that time of year again to dust down the costumes, get the monkey nuts out and ready the apples for dooking. Yep, Halloween is coming and it looks like the pubs in Renfrewshire are making sure there is no shortage of parties and entertainment to celebrate the occasion.

With prizes for the best dressed, games and more on offer, we thought we’d round up where the Halloween parties are taking place this year. If your pub isn’t listed, let us know and we’ll add.

So, what Halloween parties do we know of so far? Click each of the

Friday 28th October

– The Wee Howff, Paisley at 8pm. View event page >
– The Viscount, Renfrew. View event page >

Saturday 29th October

– Paddy Malarkys, Paisley at 7:30pm. View event page >
– Gabriels, Paisley. View event page >
– The Cellar Bar, Paisley. View event page >
– The Bankhouse, Paisley. View event page >
– Lorimers, Bishopton. View event page >

Sunday 30th October

– Kids Halloween at The Viscount, Renfrew. View event page >
– Kids Halloween at The Old Swan, Paisley. View event page >

If yours isn’t listed, get in touch and we’ll get you added!

Lots to choose from this September Weekend!

OK, so many of you might be disappearing for a short break over this upcoming September weekend, but for those of you staying in Renfrewshire, there are quite a few events happening to keep you busy!

Here are some that we know of …

Live Music at The Weir from Risky Business

The Weir Bar and Bistro have had some of the widest range of live acts on of all the pubs we’ve covered in our short history, and this weekend is yet another new name for us – Risky Business!
Music kicks off at 9:30 on Saturday 24th.

Find out more >

Live Music at Callums Bar from Adriaan Blom

A seemingly popular and up & coming musician, we’ve noticed Adriaans name popping up in a few places across Renfrewshire in recent times. For those who’ve not yet had a chance to see or hear him, head along to Callums Bar in Johnstone on Saturday 24th.

Find out more >

Live Music at Gabriels from Gwen Dillon

Not a pub that we get to much info on in terms of what’s happening, but we have it on good info that Gwen Dillon is playing there this Sunday night (25th) at 9pm. So, any of you lucky enough to have Monday off now have an excuse to enjoy your Sunday.

Find out more >

Live Music at The Viscount from Casper & CO

Another regular for events is the Viscount, and equally regular on our mentions is the fantastic Casper & Co that will be playing there this Sunday (25th) at 8:30pm.

Find out more >

All the usual Pub Quizzes, Karaokes and poker nights still seem to be on – or we’ve at least not been told otherwise.

As always, please feel free to send in pictures if you go to any of the above and we’ll post them on our Facebook page!

Live Music and the Start of the SPL Season across Renfrewshire this Weekend

Sometimes you get weeks where there just doesn’t seem to be much on in the area, and then you get those weeks where it is quite literally all happening. This would appear to be one of those weeks, so if you were moaning about having nothing to do, then now you have no excuse!

Live music in Paisley, Renfrew, Bridge of Weir and Kilbarchan

A range of music to choose from this weekend, whatever your taste – and some new bands we’ve not mentioned on the website before.

On Friday evening the ever popular Groovefellas are rocking the Trust Inn, Kilbarchan. We’ve listed these guys a few times and we always hear good reviews, so if you’re in the area, head along.

Then, on Saturday night, you’ve got yourself a choice of 4 bands in 4 places. At 4pm, Absent Friends will be playing at the Old Swan Inn, Paisley, one of the most recent pubs to start sending us information about what’s on. Other options include Vicki Gold at the Viscount Bar in Renfrew, Snow Brigade at The Weir Bar and Bistro in Bridge of Weir and Thunder Road at the Glenleven Inn, Kilbarchan.

SPL Kicks off – We’ll be supporting the Buddies!

As you know, we try and promote all good reasons to get down and support your local pub and bar. We’re not football fanatics, it has to be said, but we’ll definitely be lending our support to St Mirrens efforts this season, by letting you know how they are getting on and, more importantly, what pubs in the area will be showing St Mirren games when they are live on TV.

We can start by telling you that The Craig Dhu, The Cellar Bar, The Old Swan Inn and The Club Bar have all let it be known they’ll be showing St Mirrens first SPL game live on Monday 25th July. Got luck the Saints!

What else?

If none of that gets you interested, then 2 of the best karaoke nights in the area will be taking place at Hamishes Hoose and the Bankhouse on Friday, so go sing your wee hearts out!

Some other updates include the addition of Kennedys bar to the website, the updating of a few pub profiles to include new Facebook profiles (including Lorimers, Bishopton, The Glenleven Inn, Kilbarchan and The Old Swann Inn, Paisley).

As always, if you know of events coming up in future, let us know and we’ll let everyone else know. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook (and tell your friends to!), to keep up to date with news: http://www.facebook.com/RenfrewshirePubs – over 300 others already do!

A Revamp, a Boxing Match and a Barbeoke

Those of you who’ve used the Renfrewshire Pubs website in the past will have noticed some pretty big changes to the look of it in recent weeks. The Pubs project started off as a fairly small idea aimed at hopefully helping raise awareness of some of the many events taking place across pubs and bars in Renfrewshire.

However, it quickly grew to a point where we had over 300 Facebook fans and a significant amount of traffic on the site from people searching Google for information on various pubs. So, we decided to give the site and project a proper identity, hopefully encouraging more of those visitors to find out more about the pubs and, ultimately, go along to some of the many events that are on.

So, thanks to all those who follow and use the site so far!

You’ll notice we now have an “Upcoming Events” displayed across all pages of the site. We intend populating this with everything from weekly karaoke nights to live music acts and random one off events, so if you know of something not listed, let us know (pubdetails@renfrewshirepubs.co.uk).

A Pretty Big Boxing Match
Whether you’re a fan of boxing or not, there is no getting away from the hype surrounding this weekends David Haye V Wladimir Klitschko fight. We appreciate not everyone will want to watch it, but we have heard there are some pubs showing it across Renfrewshire. If you go along, enjoy! So far we know of The Bankhouse, The Craig Dhu and Paddy Malarkys in Paisley, along with The Viscount in Renfrew.

A Barbeoke ?!?
We’re assuming that this event is as the name suggests … a mixture between Barbeque and Karaoke. Sounds like a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon! We caught a mention of it on the Facebook page of The Bankhouse earlier. It sounds like good fun, so please send in some photos if you go along – we’ll upload to Facebook and you can tag yourself!

4 Live Music Acts and the V-Factor Grand Final!

This weekend there certainly is something for everyone, although if you like some live music as part of your night out, you’ve got more options that those that don’t! 6 different pubs have let it be known they have live music entertainment, so there are no excuses for those who say they’ve nothing to do this weekend.

Starting things off is the final of the popular V-Factor competition, being run by the guys over at The Viscount (Renfrew). Running for several weeks now, tonight the final 6 contenders compete for big cash prizes. It’s sure to be busy, but from what we’ve heard, it’s been excellent so far, so get along!

It’s also Open Mic night again tonight at Caffe Luna (Paisley). We’ve experienced this for ourselves and that chap Michael Cassidy certainly does have a good song in him. We’ll definitely be spotted at the Caffe Luna Open Mic night again in the near future.

We’ve also heard that the refurbished Crown Bar (Paisley) has an Open Mic night this evening.

As for Live Music, where to begin? The popular Vendetta and Unkle Remus are both back in Renfrewshire this weekend. We’ve listed them a couple of times now and both seem to get top-notch reviews each time they play.

You’ll find Vendetta playing The Kelburne (Paisley) tonight while Unkle Remus can be found tomorrow night over at The Glenleven in Kilbarchan.

Elsewhere, we’ve been informed via our Facebook page that Paisley girl Nicole Cameron is playing an acoustic folk/indie set over at The Burgh Bar (Paisley) from 7:30pm. While the Happy Ever After can be found playing the ever popular Hamishes Hoose (Paisley) on Saturday night.

Remember we’re trying to build our list of events across Renfrewshire, so if you know of any Poker events, Karaoke Events, Pub Quiz Nights, Live Music nights or any other sort of afternoon / night even happening in one of the Pubs, Bars or Inns in Renfrewshire, let us know!

3 New Pubs, 2 Open Mic Nights and 1 Unkle Remus!

Thanks to the contribution of a few of our Facebook friends, we have now added 3 more pubs to the Renfrewshire Pubs website. Not only that, by next week we’ll also be posting more information about additional entertainment such as Karaoke nights, Darts nights and more. More reasons to spread the word about Renfrewshire Pubs!

You’re a Friday night sort of person? Well, if you fancy yourself as a bit of a singer or musician, we can recommend you get along to either Caffe Luna or The Crown Bar in Paisley and put your name forward for their respective Open Mic evenings tonight.

If watching others sing is more your thing, then the quarter finals of the V Factor contest at The Viscount in Renfrew starts at 8:30pm. It’s fast getting towards its final at the end of March!

If your preference is to relax on a Friday and be entertained on a Saturday instead, the Howwood Inn is the place to be as the ever popular Unkle Remus are on stage.

The weekly Poker league with MTT Poker also continues over at The Station bar, Paisley.

So, plenty to be keeping you busy!

If you’re looking for somewhere completely different to drink for a change, then why not head along to one of the 3 pubs added to the Renfrewshire Pubs site today – The Club Bar (Paisley), The Crown Bar (Paisley) and Rennies (Johnstone).

Havock Road, V-Factor, 6 Nations and Comedy … another busy weekend in Renfrewshire Pubs

Each week seems to get busier and busier. With more contributions and information being sent our way from Pubs, bars and Inns, we can begin to send out more details updates on what’s available for everyone this weekend, if you fancy something a little different.

And this weekend definitely has variety!

Friday 11th February 2011:
It’s round 2 of the Viscount (Renfrew) V-Factor competition. Yes, think X-factor, but it’s in the Viscount Bar. Running every Friday through February and March and a final at the end of March, with big money prizes, there is no entry fee. Starts at 8:30pm, so get along for a sing song. Follow the Viscount on Facebook to keep up to date.

It’s also Pub Quiz night over at The Houston Inn, Houston. A relaxed evening with some brain teasers.

Saturday 12th February 2011:
Scotland host Wales in the RBS 6 Nations 2011. Let’s hope Scotland can build on last weeks performance. If you want to watch it, head over to the Howwood Inn or The Wee Howff, who’ve both confirmed they are showing 6 Nations games on TV. If you know other pubs showing the games, let us know.

Your live music this Saturday can be found at The Brown Bull, Lochwinnoch. Havock Road have been invited in to play and the evening kicks off at 9:30pm. Get along and support them!

If Poker is more you’re thing, then the regular MTT Poker League is on at the Station Bar (Paisley) at 2:30pm.

Sunday 13th February 2011:
The highlight of Sunday, apart from you all being out buying gifts for your Valentine (obviously!), has to be the Comedy Night over at Brodies Farmhouse, Houston. 4 great comedy acts compered by Raymond Mearns. Starts at 8:30pm and tickets are £5.

Alternatively, the weekly pub quiz is on at 9pm over at Harrys Bar, Renfrew or you can join in with more Poker at the Wallace Tavern (Elderslie), Hazel Arms (Johnstone) or Bankhouse (Paisley).

As always, please contact each Pub, Bar and Inn prior to attending just to make sure each event is definitely on. We try our best to be accurate but some times / dates may change from time to time.

Find out more about events across Renfrewshire by visiting the following sections of the website:

Live Music in Renfrewshire

Poker in Renfrewshire

Pub Quiz Nights in Renfrewshire

Pub Quiz Nights in Renfrewshire – Go Test Your Brain!

After scouring the web, we’ve decided that the good folks of Renfrewshire must be among the brightest in the country, based simply on the number of Pub Quiz nights that appear to happen in the area.

So, to give the punters a helping hand in finding their nearest pub quiz night, and to allow Pubs, Bars and Inns across Renfrewshire to promote their own quiz night, we’ve decided to start this list.

So far we’ve only added what we can confirm as definites, but if you know of a regular pub quiz night in Renfrewshire that we’ve not mentioned, let us know and we’ll add it to the list!

We currently know of the following:

Pub Quiz Nights in Houston:
The Fox and Hounds, Every Tuesday @ 9pm
The Houston Inn, Every Friday

Pub Quiz Nights in Johnstone:
Callums Bar, Every Thursday @ 8:00pm

Pub Quiz Nights in Lochwinnoch:
The Brown Bull, Every Tuesday @ 8:30pm

Pub Quiz Nights in Renfrew:
Harrys Bar, Every Sunday @ 9pm
The Viscount, Every Monday

The Weir Bar and Bistro, The Viscount and 3 nights of Entertainment!

Well, it’s almost the weekend again folks and it sounds like The Weir Bar and Bistro (Bridge of Weir) and The Viscount (Renfrew) are two of the more interesting places to be over the next few nights.

Starting tonight, The Viscount has managed to book itself the one and only Stevie Donegan, and going from the response on their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001553232622), he’s a popular act!

Steve Donegan Event Details >

Then it’s over to The Weir in Bridge of Weir on Friday night for Open Mic Night. So, if you think you can string a chord or two together, why not head over and try it out!

Open Mic Night Event Details >

And it’s back to the Weir on Saturday night as they host the popular Groove Fellas Rock and Roll band, described on their own website as playing Loud, Dirty, Mean, Raw and Vicious Rock ‘n’ Roll. Sounds good!

Groove Fellas Event Details >

So, if you’ve never visited The Weir or the Viscount before, you now have 3 good reasons to try them out this weekend!

15 more pubs added to the database, including The Afton, Canal Station, The Viscount, The Eriskyne and more!

Continuing with our efforts to add all Renfrewshire Pubs to our database, we can announce that another 15 have been added today. Are any of these your local? If so, head to the relevant page and leave a comment or rate the pub.

Todays additions:

The Viscount, Renfrew
The Western Bar, Renfrew
Pickwicks Bar, Renfrew
The Abbots Inch, Renfrew

Canal Station, Paisley
The Afton Bar, Paisley
Burgh Bar, Paisley
The Kelburne Bar, Paisley
The Craig Dhu, Paisley
The Wee Howff, Paisley

The Eriskyne, Erksine
Park Mains, Erskine

The Bishopton Inn, Bishopton
Lorimers, Bishopton

The Railway Inn, Howwood

Remember, we’re looking for news updates from pubs within our database, to help keep the locals up-to-date. So, if any of these are your pub, or your local pub, then feel free to start sending us details of events, offers and news and we’ll post on our website.