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 24th October 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.
In a bid to be one of Glasgow City Centre's best bars, Waxy O'Connors is not only impressing punters with their intricate level of woodwork and Irish theme, head on down for some of the most affordable bites and pints of Guinness in the city.
Hailed as one of the most attractive bars in Glasgow 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 in the city.
Perfectly aligned with Merchant City and one of the most unique bars in Glasgow City Centre, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a unique bar in Glasgow City Centre that more than evokes your quirky side? Join Tiki Bar and Kitsch Inn, not only for a delicious roster of Polynesian and South Pacific cocktails, there's food, unique tiki interiors and plenty more.
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.
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 and this late night spot.