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 bars and beer gardens before grey skies inevitably return. So you want to be prepared and ahead of the posse. Luckily for you, we've prepared a list of the best bars in Glasgow for al fresco drinking, so you can make a dash for it, drink in hand. 

Last updated on 26th August 2020

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 hangout destination this summer.


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Beer and beer gardens combined? Sure, the city has plenty, but when it comes to al fresco drinking in Glasgow, it's Drygate that comes up trumps. Not only promising some of the best in independently brewed beer, their sun trap of a terrace is a charming hustle to boot. 


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SWG3 can always be counted on to bring the party, and this summer they're keeping things going with social distancing bubbles around their tables and chairs while hosting exclusive outdoor events. Join them for beers and a boogie without a care in the world. 

WEST On The Green

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While come rain or shine, beer will always be in abundance at West on the Green, but it's when the sun comes out that pint punters make the very most of it. Join them not only for great golden glugs, but soak up sights of the best beer garden in Glasgow.

Inn Deep

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

The Ark

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The Ark is popular with students and sun worshippers for its cheap drinks, hearty plates and promise of good times. Home to one of Glasgow's biggest beer gardens, you can enjoy your bevvies outside and maybe even strike it lucky with mouthwatering BBQ night.