In a bid to be one of Glasgow city centre's best bars, Waxy O'Connors is impressing punters with an intricate level of woodwork and Irish themes. Head on down for some of the most affordable bites and pints of Guinness in the city, alongside a regular event schedule.
Best Bars in Glasgow City Centre
Glasgow is chock-full of bars, so we'll forgive you for feeling a little overwhelmed when you're planning a night out in the city centre. Thankfully, we've compiled a list of some of the best (we know, we're too good). Take your pick from quirky hangouts that dish out junk food, exclusive lounges for a special occasion and fuss-free hideaways. Get the low-down on the best bars in Glasgow's city centre here.
If you're heading out for a birthday, special occasion or group gathering, a trip to One Up is essential. This Glasgow city centre bar isn't just delivering on the drinks front, but it'll keep you and your mates entertained until closing time with its seriously fun karaoke rooms.
One of the best bars in Glasgow city centre, this weird and wonderful American-inspired restaurant fronts fried chicken, fondue and quirky cocktails made with homemade Hooch and moonshine. It's a real winner for quirky date nights, chilling with mates and hangover feasting.
Bo & Birdy is a stylish brasserie within the The Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow's city centre. The relaxed dining space serves an enticing menu of Scottish produce with a modern twist on traditional dishes, alongside a wide choice of classic cocktails and handpicked bottles.
Perfectly aligned with Merchant City and one of the most unique bars in the city, Riding Room know no bounds when it comes to providing punters with something a little different. From teapot cocktails down to burlesque acts, no two nights are ever the same at this LGBTQ+ staple.
The Flying Duck isn't flashy or in-your-face; instead, it's comfortable, welcoming and slightly dingy but in the best way possible. Make sure to try some of their food offerings while you're there too, as the bar's eclectic selection of junk food makes it a staple in the Glasgow city centre.
Located on Bath Street, Apex Lounge Bar & Restaurant is a gorgeous drinking and dining spot in Glasgow's city centre. Pop by in the morning for pancakes and eggs benny, or head over later in the day for multi-course meals and cocktails.
The Smokin' Fox is Waterloo Street's resident pub and scullery that can be found opposite Glasgow Central Station. Against a backdrop of tartan clothes and wooden lodge-like fixtures, guests can experience a mean selection of whiskies, bourbon, and gin with classic comfort food.
With its menagerie of unique spaces, late night party vibes, quirky booths and pool tables aplenty, Hummingbird is one of the coolest bars in Glasgow's city centre with good reason. From club nights down to cocktails, try something different at this late night spot.
Want something a little quirky? Check out Tingle Shooter Bar where drinks are all served as shooters, making it the perfect pre-club experience. With its bright lights, exposed brickwork and urban decor, it feels like a cool and contemporary place to kick off your night.
The perfect bar for creative types, Nice 'N' Sleazy is a bar, café and club in one, playing host to movie nights, cabaret, DJ sets and live music on the regular. With its eclectic selection of drinks and menu of delicious, affordable scran, this city centre bar is a winner both by day and night.
A stylish hotel bar, with a strong penchant for bubbly, Champagne Central is a unique retreat in Glasgow's city centre. Whether you're looking for somewhere fancy to have drink after a day of shopping or you're looking for a romantic date night location, this bar is sure to impress.
This is one for Glasgow's gin lovers, Gin71 boasts then city's largest selection of gin from its central location. Enter the juniper-jollied wonderland and sip on quirky cocktails, artisan gin and home-brewed tonic in this gorgeous bar that's simply made for date nights.
Drawing inspiration from the bygone era of jazz and blues, Howlin' Wolf delivers a slice of music history in an underground drinking den on Bath Street in the city centre. Head here for a night filled with Southern-style dining, sipping on whiskey and live music on the regular.
Pizza Punks know the ultimate combination for a successful dinner date in Glasgow... experimental pizza slices and an unbeatable choice of quirky cocktail creations. Head to this city centre hangout to experience both in the bar's signature neon-lit surroundings.
Looking to splash the cash in a city centre bar? The Ivy is a Glasgow go-to for its stunning botanical interiors, handcrafted cocktails and elegant brasserie bites. From date nights to special occasions and private hire events, this is one top-notch bar that's not to be slept on.
Hidden down a set of stairs on Bath Street, you may well have walked past Slouch numerous times and not realised what lies below. This brilliant city centre bar specialises in good food, quality drinks , live music nights and if there's no band, the staff will be playing indie tunes all night.
A charming lair of rich woods, traditional decor and snugly alcoves to settle down in, Kitty O'Shea's is one of Glasgow city centre's most beloved pubs. Settle into the bar's unique surroundings and delve into a menu of hearty Irish fare, with live sport and entertainment on the regular.
Offering something a little different for your night out in the Glasgow city centre, Super Bario is a quirky gaming bar that houses a wide array of classic video games for you to enjoy. Whether you're heading out on a quirky date night or chilling with mates, this place is a winner.
Even the cocktail menu at Meat Bar has been given its own meaty twist, with some interesting flavoured rums and meat garnishes. The decor is boasts a cool stripped back exterior with bright neon signage, making this Glasgow bar reminiscent of a gritty, downtown New York haunt.
Hailed as one of the most attractive bars in Glasgow's City Centre, Kokomo is the place to go for early date nights and late night dancing. Prime for those looking to tide the night over with a unique selection of cocktails, head on down for the perfect blend of club and bar.
Does your ideal night out in Glasgow involve tequila, tacos or techno? Mezcal has all three, under one roof. Tuck into mouthwatering Mexican eats, washed down with a wide choice of classic cocktails, all while a regular roster of DJs soundtrack your experience.