Outdoor 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 while 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 27th April 2022

The Sanctuary

11 user reviews 2

When summer comes a-calling, you know where we'll be. That's right, The Sanctuary. While a buzzing nightclub in its own right, this West End hottie has a sprawling outdoor area complete with wooden benches, graffiti artwork and refreshing pints aplenty.

The Horseshoe Bar

21 user reviews 3

Pints, pies and plenty of sun? That's what you'll find over at The Horseshoe Bar, which boasts patio seating that's ideal for warmer days. On top of that, the cocktails pack a punch and the wine list always has you coming back for more.

WEST On The Green

158 user reviews 4

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 then spend the afternoon sampling pints brewed on-site and taking in the views of Glasgow Green.

Inn Deep

3 user reviews 3

It doesn't get much better than Inn Deep, where the beers are affordable and the riverside views are beaut. During the summertime, expect this place to be brimming with trendy groups grabbing a few bevvies while making the most of the weather.

Jinty McGuinty's

3 user reviews 4

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.


4 user reviews 4

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

Republic Bier Halle

5 user reviews 4

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 haunt has got just the thing.


3 user reviews 3

While SWG3 can always be counted on to bring the party, it is also a fabulous find for outside drinks. Grab a sun-soaked table on the mega alfresco terrace with your amigos, then enjoy quality beers and a late-night boogie.