Basement Bars in Glasgow
When it comes to going out in Glasgow, going underground is the done thing. From Bath Street's sprawling subterranean bar and club scene, to downstairs gems peppered around the city, Glasgow has a plethora of kicking basement bars. If you like your lighting dim, your vibes moody and your bars, eh, bomb sheltered, then check out the best bars in Glasgow below street level.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
It's hard to believe one of Scotland's coolest club lies beneath, but descend the stairs of Sub Club and you enter an underground paradise for ravers. Kicking tunes, banging DJs and one stomping soundsystem, all make for a world class basement club and a top Glasgow night out.
An edgy indie bar on Sauchiehall Street, the Brunswick Cellars is an underground lair of cool tunes and cool vibes. A scrubbed-up dive bar, Brunswick Cellars is a top spot for mid-week drinks or an alternative pre-club party.
A very fun basement bar on Bath Street, the Tiki Bar is bursting with character. Hawaiian decor, Fijian features, and Tahitian drinks, this bustling bar is a slice of the South Pacific sunshine, underground in Glasgow City Centre.
Republic Bier Hall may not look like much from outside, but descend the staircase and you'll find yourself in a cool Alpine hide out with good food and one mighty selection of niche beers. Bustling seven nights a week, this is a great spot for meeting friends for a casual dinner and a drink.
A cosy pub on Bath Street, The Butterfly and the Pig is a popular basement bar with Glaswegians. Tasty eats and fun events brings regulars flocking, while access to the adjoining Buff Club keeps this place kicking on weekends.
Flooded with light and with an award winning smoking area, Moskito is a basement bar that doesn't feel like one. Moskito is a cool cafe bar by day and DJ bar by night, and with its central location on Bath Street, it's a lively spot on weekends.
It's all in the name with Slouch. A basement bar with a lazy feel, its comfy seating is perfectly suited to its music policy. With a flowing roster of jazz, blues, soul and funk, Slouch is one slick subterranean hideout.
Bloc+ is a cool underground venue with decent eats and fun vibes. A stocked schedule of (free!) gigs and a cracking roster of up and coming bands makes this a great underground venue to check out great underground talent.