One of the best things about writing this column for the last nine-and-a-half years has been watching Glasgow’s South Side gradually transforming from a nightlife backwater to a destination in its own right.

But this is the last column folks. I moved to Shawlands five years ago, when the options for eating and drinking were limited. Now, though, the area is lousy with hype-worthy restaurants, cafes, and bars of all descriptions. From the shiny, hipster-baiting craft beer havens Marchtown and Lebowski’s South to the Allison Arms and Heraghty’s – two traditional boozers which have been given a new lease of life by the increasingly younger, more culturally literate crowd moving south of the river – the choices have improved exponentially every year I’ve been a resident there.

It’s not easy to pick a favourite, but having a cute wee Caribbean-themed pub with a beer garden, excellent music and quirky club nights down the street has been a source of immense pleasure (and a few intense hangovers). The Rum Shack is everything I could want in a neighbourhood bar. Its drink selection is fantastic: more than 100 different types of rum, and an educational list of crafted Caribbean cocktails that I’ve been working my way through with gusto. Have you ever tried Tapatio and Ting? It’s a premium white Tequila – a cult favourite among American spirit aficionados – mixed with Jamaican grapefruit soda, and it’s a revelation. They also have Dark Matter, a spiced rum distilled in Aberdeenshire, and a supreme selection of spirits from Cuba’s Havana distillery.

This weekend, its dancehall hosts Peter Power, a Brazil-based Irishman who plays multicultural electronic music to crowds worldwide. He’s backed up by Konzel, a Glaswegian proponent of dark, spaced-out dub, and the following night is Never Been Kissed, the pop-punk anti-prom party from the team who brought you Milk.

It’s all very eclectic, exotic and exciting: that’s what makes it my favourite place in the city to hang out, and it’s ten minutes from my front door. What a dream.

Mojo Working at the Rum Shack

Q: What’s the film with the best ending?

Lizzie Coutts, 24, Shetland - "Shutter Island. There's a quote at the end to make you reconsider the entire film"

Sean Molloy, 25, Shetland - "City of God. The ending makes you realise how lucky we are that we live in a different world"

Wendy McMurdo, 47, Southside - "The Wizard of Oz. Because I'm very sentimental"

Scott McMurdo, 47, Southside - "Heat. At the end Al Pacino holds Robert de Niro's hand, and it's very touching"

Platz Herrera, 32, Southside - "Beguiled. The women turn out to be the strong ones, which is unusual in a film"

John Ross, 39, Southside - "The Italian Job. For me it was being left at the end, knowing I'll never know happens next"

Dave Findlater, 40, Southside - "It's all about bringing down the man"

July Findlater, 40, Southside - "The start of Rocky 2. It's the only film which has an ending as a beginning"

Rob Hope, 40, Strathbungo - "Bridget Jones' Baby. It gives me hope that it could still happen"

Kyle Dunkley, 35, Woodlands - "Get Out. The ending is both amazing and mesmerising"

Gael Jamieson, 40, Southside - "Dirty Dancing. It's just a great feel-good film, with a happy ending"

Marianne McCoy, 37, Southside - "Notting Hill. It has a cheery chick-flick ending"

Barbara Magdalena Warus, 25, Glasgow, "It would have to be Funny Games - the ending is pretty grim"

Emily Beadham, 25, Glasgow - CLUBBER OF THE WEEK

Q: Favourite club?

A: Howling Wolf

Q: Favourite bar?

A: Bar Bloc

Q: Favourite DJ?

A: Felix Cartell

Q: Favourite band?

A: The Strokes

Q: What are you drinking?

A: Sweetheart stout

Q: First club you visited?

A: The Cathouse

Q: Describe your dancing in three words or fewer?

A: Flirtatious, awkward, aggressive