Best Bars in Glasgow to Bring Visitors

While it's really lovely to have people come to stay, it can also be super stressful playing host. It's a big responsibility to pick the coolest bars, the best restaurants, or places that really give you an idea of what the city is all about. But we are here to help. Next time you have friends visiting, or family in town, check out our guide to bars to bring visitors to in Glasgow, and look on as your guests marvel at your awesome hosting skills. 


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Ashton Lane

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You can't show your guests around Glasgow without bringing them to Ashton Lane. Not only is this possibly Glasgow's prettiest street, but it's also home to some of the best bars in the city, Ubiquitous Chip, Brel, Jinty McGuinty's, The Lane Bar and Vodka Wodka, are all up there with our faves. Heck why not make a night of it and have a crawl, with some many cracking bars to bring visitors all on one West End street. 

Oran Mor

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Oran Mor is a rather beautiful West End bar, and a really unique place to bring visitors to Glasgow. The old converted church is stunning both inside and out, but what your guests might find truly spectacular is one of the largest pieces of public art in Scotland, a breathtaking mural by Alasdair Gray. A gorgeous place to see when you visit Glasgow. 

The Ben Nevis

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The Ben Nevis is the place to come in Glasgow, for a taste of the highlands, a taste of Scottish culture, and a taste of, whisky. This bar is decorated beautifully with samples of the Scottish countryside, from slate and sleepers, to fishing ropes and Gaelic phrases. This Argyle Street bar are specialists in Scottish whisky and with a roaring fire, its a cosy place to enjoy a few drams. Add in folk sessions three nights a week and you've the perfect bar to bring visitors to in Glasgow. 

Hillhead Bookclub

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If you want to show your guests a different side to Glasgow nightlife, why not bring them to the Hillhead Bookclub. This cool and quirky bar serves great food and delectable cocktails, but it's also breathtakingly beautiful. Add that to all the weird and whimsical little touches throughout, and you ave an utterly special bar in Glasgow to show your guests. 

The Pot Still

2 user reviews 5

If you want to show your guest what Scottish whisky is all about, then bring them to the Pot Still. This incredible whisky bar in Glasgow boasts the largest collection of malts in the city and some of the rarest bottles in world. People have come from far and wide to visit this City Centre pub, so be sure to include it on your tour of bars to bring visitors to in Glasgow. 

Chinaskis

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If you really want to wow your friends or family, why not show them what a nifty Glasgow insider you are? Take them to a Glasgow secret bar. Chinaski's is a sleek and stylish restaurant bar with a casual feel and a cracking beergarden. With discreet frontage and no sign, this cool secret bar is the perfect place to bring visitors in Glasgow when you're looking to show off your local knowledge.