Alfresco Drinking In Glasgow

On those rare days when the sun decides to poke its head out? This city's outdoor bars and beer gardens quickly become abuzz with punters looking to lap up all the rays whilst sinking a brew or two. Luckily for you, we've prepared a list of the best places for alfresco drinking in Glasgow, so you can get ahead of the crowds when those blue skies arrive.

Last updated on 11th May 2021

Inn Deep

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Bars with outdoor seating in Glasgow? It doesn't get much better than Inn Deep, where the beers are affordable and the views are beaut. Expect this place to be brimming with trendy groups grabbing a few bevs while making the most of the weather.


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SWG3 can always be counted on to bring the party, and this summer is no different. Grab a socially distanced table on their mega alfresco terrace with five of your amigos and join them for beers, boogies and some of Glasgow's best outdoor events.

Jinty McGuinty's

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Cracking stouts, raucous live music nights and comforting food are all up for grabs at this Irish bar. Something of an institution among locals and tourists alike, Jinty McGuinty's also has a great heated beer garden out back, meaning the fun doesn't have to stop when the sun goes down.

Hailed as Glasgow's biggest beer garden, Cranside Kitchen is an all-new venture specialising in drinking and dining. Promising freshly-poured pints and a wide array of mouthwatering dishes, it's the ultimate (socially distanced) group destination this summer.

Republic Bier Halle

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A basement party palace and an outdoor suntrap, Republic Bier Halle is delivering mighty steins, German grub and steaming slices of pizza to the Glaswegian masses. Whether you're here for an afternoon drink with pals or a bite to eat, this city centre spot has got just the thing.

WEST On The Green

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Come rain or shine, beer will always be in abundance at WEST on the Green - although it really is at its best during those blue sky days. Venture over to the former factory with mates and spend an afternoon sampling pints brewed on site and taking in views over Glasgow Green.


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A must for craft beer lovers, Drygate is coming up trumps for alfresco drinking in Glasgow. Not only does the East End spot promise some of the best in independently brewed IPAs, lagers and more from its 24 taps, but its raised outdoor terrace makes for a charming addition.