Bars in Merchant City
Merchant City is a great pocket of Glasgow. From George Square to Merchant Square, cobbled streets to stunning architecture, it's a chic area with some awesome nightlife. With stylish cafe bars for street side people watching and glam party bars to dance until dawn, with gay bars, cocktail bars and restaurant bars too, if you're looking for a drinking den in Merchant City, you won't have far to wander.
Last updated on 10th August 2016
Ideally positioned on the second floor of the city centre’s Princes Square, The Restaurant Bar & Grill is known for serving beautiful steak and cocktails in a laid-back setting. You’re all good to stop by for brunch, lunch or dinner, with the aforementioned list of mixed drinks good for those wanting to hang around a little later into the evening.
If you're looking to be entertained in Merchant City, then roll up and join the circus at The Riding Room. With everyone from cabaret performers to magicians taking to the stage each night, as well as one of the most potently stocked bars in Glasgow, the Riding Room is a late-night bar promising entertainment and lots of raucous fun in Merchant City.
A seductive wine bar in Merchant City, Boudoir is a great spot in Candleriggs for wine or cocktails. Decked out like a sumptuous chambre, this is the place to go in Glasgow for a romantic evening with someone special or a chic, chilled out catch up with friends.
A cool pub in Merchant City, Blackfriars is a restaurant bar upstairs and a thumping little mod club below. With great music and a cool crowd, this is a neat spot if you're looking for something a little different in Glasgow.
A stylish pub on John Street, Committee Room No.9 is a great spot for after work drinks or weekend tipples. With live sports and good eats, it's the perfect place to spend a Saturday watching the footie or rest your feet with a cocktail after a tough day in the shops. Outdoor tables on John Street make this a chilled hangout to watch the world go by.
A cracking vegan cafe bar by day and awesome music venue by night, 13th Note is a cool, quirky space in Merchant City. Friendly, accessible, chilled out and fun, this little indie hangout is real Merchant City gem.
The Corinthian Club is one of the most stunning buildings in Glasgow. With Teller's Bar opening up to a heavenly dome roof, the bar is an inviting space of sheer opulence. If you're looking for a luxe cocktail or stylish bite in Merchant City, or a post-club comedown in the casino, The Corinthian Club is a chic venue for a Glasgow night out.
A sleek hang out on Merchant Square, Metropolitan is the place to go if you're looking for a fun bar in Merchant City with a touch of class. A variety of spaces in which to eat, drink, dance and mingle, it's a multi-faceted venue with real style and the perfect place to people watch over Merchant Square.
Maggie Mays is a cool music venue, restaurant and bar in Merchant City. Open late throughout the week and with cracking gigs almost every night, this fun party bar meets great Scottish foodie haven is something of an institution among Glasgow's musos.
A discerning restaurant and bar in Merchant Square, Arisaig is a slice of Scottish culture and cuisine. With hearty locally-sourced fare, great whisky and wine and a chic style - not to mention a fairy-lit balcony with prime views over Merchant Square, this is one of the most highly regarded restaurant bars in the city.
This gastro gay bar is a all-kinds-of-fabulous addition to Glasgow's gay bar scene, as a chilled out cafe bar by day and an all-singing party bar by night. The wonderful Nancy Clench leads the way with a roster of show-stopping entertainment.
A cool and quirky bar in the Trongate area of Merchant City, Mono is one fun hangout. With all manner of eclectic gigs as well as a built-in record store and a ping pong table, there's little wonder this friendly joint is a popular spot among Merchant City cool kids.
A rollicking good gay bar in Merchant City, Speakeasy is all kinds of fun. A packed schedule of karaoke, movies and general mayhem, you'll never be bored of an evening if you make this your regular haunt.
Boteco do Brasil is a fun party bar in Glasgow with wild nights, sensational food and wonderful cocktails. Come along for a rocking multi-cultural Jam Night, a red hot salsa night, or simply just dinner and drinks with a fiery South American flavour.
Browns is a chic Merchant City bar and restaurant, perched in a prime location on Georges Square. This historic, atmospheric building is a stylish and upmarket venue to dine and drink in Glasgow. Seriously good eats and an extensive selection of wine and cocktails bring in dapper young professionals for after work drinks.
By day, this place is one of the best bars in Glasgow for al fresco drinking with a plethora of street side tables perched on Royal Exchange Square. By night, under a canopy of fairylights, The Social turns into a party bar in Merchant City, with tasty bites and great drink promos. Featuring a stylish decor and fun chart tunes, this is a choice bar for after work drinks or an easy-going night out.