A POPULAR bar in Glasgow's Southside has made the decision to close its doors for a short period this festive season.

The Church on The Hill, in Shawlands, made the announcement on social media. 

Bosses say they are hoping to open back up on December 28. Anyone with reservations during the closure should have been contacted, but the team are happy to help if not. 

A post went on to say: "We look forward to welcoming you all again after Christmas and we hope all you lovelies of Southside have a fun-filled, fantastic family day."

The reason for the closure was not stated.

The news comes after several other bars and restaurants across the city made the same decision. 

We previously told that bosses at Drygate Brewery, just off Duke Street, have closed the doors to the venue until further notice. 

The award-winning brewery made the "heartbreaking" decision following too many cancellations. 

A statement read: "We have made the heartbreaking decision to close Drygate, until further notice - at least until after Christmas.

"We have had so many cancellations since December 10, that it is costing us money to stay open, and to be honest, we feel like it's the safest thing to do to keep our team and our customers safe regardless of how busy we are." 

Meanwhile, we told yesterday how a Glasgow West End Bar has closed its doors over Christmas because of "ever-changing guidelines".

Broken Pony Bar stated they would be back on December 28 and wished their customers a Merry Christmas.