And these drouthy regulars couldn't wait to avail themselves of the extra drinking time.
Younger readers will find it hard to believe but Glasgow pubs used to shut between 2.30pm and 5pm, with the shutters coming down for the night sharp on the dot of 10pm.
The howff, previously known as the Anchor Vaults and Kearney's Bar, sat on the once-bustling Lancefield Quay, on the north bank of the Clyde.
The pub, by then called the Waverley, reopened for the year of the 1988 Garden Festival, before shutting up shop for good.
Today, the site is occupied by flats and a Nisa convenience shop.