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. There's stylish cafe bars for street side people watching and glam party bars to dance until dawn, with gay bars, cocktail bars and restaurants too, if you're looking for a drinking den in Merchant City, you won't have far to wander. 

Last updated on 15th November 2017

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The Social

2 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
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Mono

4 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
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Arisaig

2 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
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Blackfriars

1 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
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Bar Gandolfi

2 user reviews

A low-key, cool bar hidden above its sister Café, Bar Gandolfi is the ideal place to steal away from the busy streets for dinner or drinks. They boast wonderful wines and whiskies to accompany their seasonal food menu, that features prized specials of seafood, pasta and salad. Ideal for a date night in Merchant City.  

Splash the Cash £££
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Boudoir

3 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
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Maggie Mays

2 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
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Tellers @ The Corinthian

2 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
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Babbity Bowster

2 user reviews

Babbity Bowster is a no-nonsense pub in Merchant City that happens to boast one of the most popular beer gardens in the city. Come for the friendly atmosphere, historic building and delicious Scottish food, stay for the garden with picnic tables, umbrellas and even heaters when the sun’s been hiding.

Happily Affordable ££
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Rab Ha's

1 user reviews

Rab Ha’s is a cosy pub in Merchant City that takes its name from a 19th Century citizen known as the Glasgow Glutton. Taking this heritage to heart, they pride themselves on delicious, locally sourced Scottish food and a wonderful selection of drinks on offer, making it an ideal place to hide yourself away on those rainy Glasgow days.

Happily Affordable ££
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Boteco Do Brasil

1 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
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Riding Room

7 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
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Speakeasy

1 user reviews

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. 

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Committee Room No.9

2 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
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13th Note

1 user reviews

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 a real Merchant City gem. 

Happily Affordable ££
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Beer Cafe

1 user reviews

Do you love pubs? Do you have a special affection for beer? Well, your boxes are ticked at the Beer Café, the place to go in Merchant City for all your hoppy needs. They boast over 93 beers on their taps and in their fridges, meaning even the biggest beer connoisseur can find something new, and they serve hearty pies to fill the stomach as well.

Happily Affordable ££
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Metropolitan

3 user reviews

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. 

Splash the Cash £££
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Katie's Bar

1 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
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