True, most people drink draught Stella or house Chardonnay, and leave their nicotine marks on the white laminate surfaces, but they can also recover over wholesome smoothies. At either extreme, wheatgrass and absinth shots are offered; in between there's organic draught beer and wines. Upstairs in the restaurant, the food is mainly organic; below, in the bar, meals come on airline trays, but the Miami airport lounge look includes real fireplaces for winter evenings. Drinks are served at tables or from giant hatches in the wall, so there's no vying for a bartender's attention. And there's a table-football machine: very Continental. So too is the outside seating, where giant heaters battle the chill that results from sitting outside Glasgow's coolest bar.
Air Organic, 36 Kelvingrove Street, Glasgow (0141 564 5201). Sun-Thur 11am-11pm, Fri and Sat 11am-midnight
Air Organic drinks
Bonterra Chardonnay, Fetzer, 1996
This is the most popular of Air Organic's range of organic wines. The name is already well known to those customers who are prepared to spend pounds 17 on their tipple. This full, creamy Californian Chardonnay never has a bad word said about it, although, as general manager Kevan Cargill frankly confesses, "It's a wee bit pricey." He recommends it though: "Chill it right down, quaff it up. It's amazing."
Named after one of Reservoir Dogs' colour-coded characters, this drink is known for its healthy content - vitamin C, B-complex, bioflavonoids, potassium, zinc and phosphorous, beta carotene, potassium and vitamin C. The price is pounds 2.
Ingredients: equal amounts of frozen yoghurt and orange juice, a spoonful of honey, and a whole fresh mango from the juicer. Blend together and pour over four ice cubes - not clinking with ice mountains like a G&T.
From Edinburgh's Caledonian Brewery, this cask-conditioned ale - the world's first organic beer - has to be kept carefully. Air Organic sells a couple of kegs a week at pounds 2.20 a pint: it's a giveaway price, they say, but they want you to try it. It's 5 per cent by volume, aromatic and, once poured and settled, is a dark gold which doesn't put off lager drinkers, says Cargill. "People don't like fizzy, mucky-looking beers," he reckons. "It needs looking after. Keep it cool: don't let air in at night."Reuse content