I also met a lovely woman Denise that I had met before at another bar previously and she introduced me to some of her friends who had come with her and were seated in another corner of the venue. I had promised her I would walk her round to the train station but when I discovered there was still more women to meet in another part of the venue I hadn’t been round to I had to apologise to her and tell her I would in fact be staying a little longer than planned!
So my last mission was to speak to some of the women at the opposite side of the bar from where I had been sitting at for most of the night. It wasn’t just about meeting the women there too as I also met two good guys Russell and Kumar that I will be keeping in contact with in the future.
It wasn’t the first free drink on offer as a lovely girl from The Merchant was handing out glasses of wine with a strawberry in each on arrival.
After receiving my picture card, I took a seat with my two friends.
There was another guy who was at the table too when the three of us sat down.
You can definitely come along yourself but it’s always good to have some back-up if you have some single friends who are free that night.
There’s usually one a month in Glasgow and as they are free and you get a free drink too, you can’t really argue with that, even if you don’t meet the love of your life that evening!
From the eighteenth century onwards, the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.
With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels.
This time I had back-up as my friends Gail and Karen came along with me (you can invite up to 3 friends with you even if they’re not members).
We arrived around 19.30, thirty minutes in advance of the scheduled start time.
I decided, though, that I would take the plunge and go for it once more and all in all it turned out to be a decent night.
It was my first visit to The Merchant in Glasgow so if nothing else it would be another venue in Glasgow I could tick off on my to visit list.
The three of us had a drink before heading upstairs to the exclusive VIP area just after 8 to check in with our bubbly host for the night, Dawn.