Bars near George Square

Right in the middle of the city centre, just off the beautiful Merchant City streets, George Square is one of Glasgow's most popular landmarks and has been a gathering place for celebrations and protests for years. It's undergoing a bit of a makeover right now, but we bet it'll be looking rather beautiful after receiving a bit of TLC. As you'd probably expect, there are plenty of bars near George Square that are worth a visit. We've put together a list of some of these bars, so next time you're near George Square, why not stop off at one and see what's on offer?




Browns probably couldn't have asked for a better location. You'll find them right next to George Square, in an iconic Victorian-era building that overlooks the Sir Walter Scott monument. Pretty impressive. Browns serves up delicious cocktails and some great food, making it a great bar near George Square and a popular spot for post-shopping drinks or people watching. 

All Bar One Glasgow

144 user reviews 4

5 O'Clocktails and 5 other offers

All Bar One is a favourite with the professional post-work crowd and come 5pm on a Friday, this bar will really fill up. During the day, though, its close proximity to George Square makes it a buzzing place with people looking for a drink or quick meal in the city centre at a reasonable price. Grab a seat upstairs and watch the world go by through their huge windows. 

Republic Bier Halle

5 user reviews 4

Just a short stroll from the heart of George Square just so happens to be one of the best places for beer in the city. Hunker down in their cool and casual setting as you work your way through a list of beer favourites and craft pints that never get boring.

The Ark

4 user reviews 5

The Ark can be found just a stone's throw away from George Square. This bar is a popular place with students - probably due to the drinks promotions and cheap food - but also with the younger post-work crowd looking for somewhere centrally located to relax in. A laid-back and casual bar near George Square.