Al Fresco Drinking in Glasgow

"Glasgow" and "al fresco drinking" don't often go hand in hand. But on a few days of the year, the sun shines down on the city and people flock to outdoor terraces and courtyards before grey skies inevitably return. So you want to be prepared, and be ahead of the posse. Luckily for you, we've prepared a list of the best bars in Glasgow for al fresco drinking, (we're too kind) from beer gardens and decking to street side tables and rooftop terraces. So neck time the sun rears its head, you're ready to make a dash for it, drink in hand with our guide to al fresco drinking in Glasgow.

Bar Soba Mitchell Lane

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Those canny folk at Bar Soba couldn't have picked a better spot for their pop-up location - a completely outdoor seating area bang in the middle of Buchanan Street, just off their fixed abode at Mitchell Lane. Bringing Asian street food to Glasgow's busiest thoroughfare, and catching those hankering for a sunny day cocktail al fresco. 


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The folks at Moskito have created a cool beer garden in the courtyard of their Bath Street bar, drawing a surge of Glasgow's al fresco drinkers. Good food, great cocktails and chilled summertime vibes, make this Glasgow bar the perfect lazy day setting, and what al fresco drinking is all about.

The Social

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The Social is a brilliant place to stop and refuel after a busy shopping day in the sun. Street-side tables give this Glasgow bar, a European café vibe, so you can see why it's so popular during the summer months. The Merchant City bar offers plenty of promotions on food and drinks throughout the day, making it a prudent choice for al fresco drinking or dining.