Best Bars for People Watching in Glasgow

People watching is one of life's simple pleasures. And if you ca do it perched in your favourite Glasgow bar with a drink in hand, even better. With lots of bars boasting street side tables, or big windows, and lots of cool and quirky characters to peer at, Glasgow is the perfect city to wile away an afternoon watching the world. So next time you fancy a peer and a pint, check out our list of the perfect places for people watching in Glasgow. 

Last updated on 15th May 2016

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2 user reviews

Perched on the corner of Candleriggs, Boudoir is the perfect bar for a spot of people watching in Glasgow. With street side seating, you can park up for the evening with some wine and take it all in, at this cool Merchant City wine bar. 

Happily Affordable ££
Merchant City

Republic Bier Halle

4 user reviews

When the sun shines, Republic Beer Hall s the place to be for people watching in Glasgow . Despite being basement bar, the good folks at Republic Bier Halle set up a marquee outside for people watchers to enjoy the same great pizzas and the same world brews, but with the added bonus of taking in the busy City Centre streets outside. 

Happily Affordable ££
Argyle Street Area


2 user reviews

With its big open front and street side tables looking out onto Byres Road, Bobar is the perfect bar for people watching in Glasgow. Enjoy a cocktail and take in the view of the busy street from the comfort of this cool West End bar. 

Splash the Cash £££
West End


1 user reviews

With tables both on Merchant Square and overlooking the square from the balcony above, Arisaig is prime turf for people watching in Glasgow.  Enjoy a dram, or wile a few hours with a bottle of wine while take in the view of shoppers, drinkers, dinners and passers by in the bustling Merchant City bar hub. 

Happily Affordable ££
Merchant City

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