Bars in Southside Glasgow
Glasgow's Southside is often overlooked but with up and coming areas like Shawlands and Pollockshaws carving their own niche in Glasgow nightlife, there are a few gems south of the Clyde not to be missed. The sprawling suburbs have a vibe all of their own, with pretty parks, distinctive architecture, a host of great characters and of course, a few cracking bars and pubs too.
Last updated on 2nd May 2017
Serving up freshly prepared, seasonal dishes by day, and transforming into a live music and arts space come nightfall, The Glad Cafe is something of a Southside institution. Choose from a hearty selection of tipples, and enjoy something from their heady roster of entertainment throughout the week.
If it's a pint of craft beer that you're after, look no further than Clockwork Beer Company - easily one of our favourite bars in Glasgow Southside. Occupying a warehouse and boasting a large outdoor expanse, this Southside bar satisfies in any weather: plus, they serve hearty pub grub to keep hunger at bay. Delightful.
Already one of the most unique bars in the city, Lebowskis couldn't help but add a Southside bar to their Glasgow domination. Perfect for casual drinks and prime for those with a love of White Russians, head on down for burgers and a unique slice of Southside life.
Located next to the river, Long Bar in the Alea Glasgow Casino is a fun and bright spot to stay and drink. Start your night in their plush interiors, sipping the prime cocktail list, and stay and listen to the sounds of a live pianist or learn blackjack with one of the showgirls.
A charming choice for cocktails, pub grub and crafty pints, The Waverley Tearooms is a so oft-forgotten drinking and dining option, just a stones throw from Queen's Park and Pollockshaws Road. A relaxed bar in Glasgow's Southside, The Waverley Tearooms stay open late over the weekend, to present live music in a sleek yet totally lively setting.
Expect a mighty menu of top quality seafood and meat dishes from this ever so charming spot on Pollockshaws Road. The McMillian Southside Bar & Chop House welcomes punters throughout the day to tuck into one of the lighter lunchtime bites or a heartier choice in the evening - all washed down with one of their artfully prepared cocktails, or something from their selection of Scottish and international bottled craft beers.
For a hearty smattering of Southern soul food and house-smoked favourites, Buddy's is your man. Combine their infamous menu with Glasgow's best selection of craft beers and a 1950s roadside diner theme - and you've got yourself a little slice of Americana culture, right in Glasgow's Southside.
A cracking Southside local on the Nithesdale Road, The Bungo looks as cool as a city bar, but boasts friendly neighbourhood vibes. One of the most popular venues for a Glasgow night out south of the Clyde, the bar and restaurant serves up tasty grub and great cocktails. With weekly quizzes and live music, along with regular comedy and improv nights, there's plenty to keep punters entertained.