Best Bars in Glasgow City Centre
Glasgow's City Centre is chock-full of bars, so we'll forgive you for feeling a little overwhelmed when you're planning a night out. Thankfully though, we've compiled a list of some of the best, (we know, we're too good). So take your pick from quirky bars that dish out free toast, exclusive bars for a special occasion and fuss-free bars that are just a great place to hang out with your mates. We think these are some of the very best bars in Glasgow's City Centre and they're sure to impress - no matter how picky you are.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Handily placed on the second floor of Princes Square, The Restaurant Bar & Grill serves mouth-watering steaks and headline-grabbing cocktails in a mellow setting. Head inside for some retail respite; the venue serves brunch, lunch and dinner and there’s a fine spread of cocktails for if you fancy sticking around longer into the evening.
Vegetarians, look away now. Exactly what it says on the tin - this bar specialises in meat. Even the cocktail menu at Meat Bar has been given it's own meaty twist, with some interesting flavoured rums with meat garnishes. The decor is pretty cool, with a stripped back exterior and a bright neon sign, making this Glasgow bar reminiscent of a gritty, downtown New York establishment. A great bar in Glasgow's City Centre for people with a bit of a carnivorous side.
Hidden down a set of stairs on Bath Street, you may well have walked past Slouch numerous times and not realised the great Glasgow bar that lies below. There's good food, drinks aplenty, live music nights and if there's no band playing, the staff will be playing indie tunes all night. Slouch is always busy but never uncomfortable and definitely one of the best bars in Glasgow's City Centre.
Vespbar is an Italian style bar in Glasgow's City Centre that's not to be missed. Found a stone's throw away from Central Station, the location couldn't be better for having a quick drink before heading home. They have a jukebox - a real jukebox too, not one of these fancy new touchscreen things - full of old school tunes that are guaranteed to go down well in this retro bar. Make sure you order one of their pizzas too, we hear that they're the stuff of legend.
The Flying Duck isn't flashy or in-your-face; instead, it's comfortable, welcoming and slightly dingy but in the best way possible. It's a great bar to hang out in without turning to your friend and asking, "do you think we should go home and get changed and come back later?". Keep an eye out for the free toast too - everyone knows that toast tastes so much better after a drink or two. A brilliant City Centre bar in Glasgow to bring your friends for a drink and a dance.
So, you want a great Glasgow City Centre bar that's right in the middle of it all? Look no further than Browns. Looking directly on to George Square, this Merchant City bar couldn't be better located. Enjoy a cocktail and a delicious meal in luxe surroundings. A great place for a date or to catch up with friends after a long day of shopping.
Flat 0/1 brings something different to Glasgow's City Centre bar scene. In fact, it brings something straight out of the 1970s to Glasgow. The decor may be more shabby than chic and the drinks menu does resemble a student's drinks cupboard, but those things are intentional and there's no doubt that it just works. One of the best bars in Glasgow's City Centre to kick back and relax in - albeit on one of the old and battered sofas.
A firm favourite with Glasgow's cool crowd, Nice 'n' Sleazy is one of the best bars in Glasgow's City Centre. By day, this bar serves top-quality burgers and is a great spot to grab a drink with friends. By night, Sleazy's really gets going, with DJs taking to the decks and the £2 White Russians start flowing. A brilliant bar in the City Centre that offers something a little different to the usual Sauchiehall Street night out.