Best Bars in Glasgow to Bring Your Parents

You know what it's like - your parents are down to visit for a few days and they want to go to a nice, respectable bar for a drink. If you're a student, you'll probably have no idea where to take them and the thought of paying more than a couple of quid for a drink brings you out in a cold sweat. However, dingy student pubs and cheap bars just won't do - your parents want to be impressed and see Glasgow with the same delight as you do. We've put together a list of the best bars in Glasgow to bring your parents. Let's just hope the drinks are on them, eh? 

Last updated on 15th May 2016

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Waxy O'Connor's Glasgow

1 user reviews

Waxy O'Connors is undoubtedly a great bar in Glasgow to bring your parents. Located right next to Queen Street train station, Waxy's is the ideal place to stop for a couple of drinks if you're meeting your parents off the train - or waving them off. Waxy's also has plenty of screens showing sport, so if your dad is complaining about missing the football, bring him here and he's sure to be happy.

Happily Affordable ££
Merchant City

Stravaigin

2 user reviews

Stravaigin offers the best of both worlds - a sizeable bar upstairs and a cozy restaurant downstairs. On the menu is Scottish dishes such as haggis, neeps and tatties and mussels, but lookout for their food from further afield, such as curries packed with flavour and Turkish inspired desserts. A great place in the Wes End to bring your parents for a couple of drinks or for a more formal dining experience. 

Happily Affordable ££
West End

Curler's Rest

3 user reviews

Parents visiting you in the West End? Don't know any bars other than your student union or hipster joints? No problem! Curler's Rest on Byres Road is the ideal parent-friendly bar in Glasgow, with plenty of wines and beers to keep even the fussiest of parents happy. Curler's is known for their brilliant brunch menu and Sunday roasts, so why not kill two birds with one stone and get some grub in while you're there? 

Happily Affordable ££
West End

Oran Mor

2 user reviews

A church in a previous life, Oran Mor is much more than your average boozer. Your parents are likely to be impressed before you even step foot in the bar - bonus. The drinks menu is robust and the surroundings are impressive, so Oran Mor is a great bar in Glasgow to bring your parents and win brownie points with them for your refined choice. 

Happily Affordable ££
West End

All Bar One Glasgow

2 user reviews

This bar is already a favourite with the post-work crowd, but All Bar One is the ideal place to bring your parents if they just want a few nice drinks and chic nibbles without any fuss. Make sure you get there before the bar inevitably fills up after 5pm on a Friday, otherwise you may be unable to hear what your parents are saying - unless, of course, that's what you want.  

Happily Affordable ££
Argyle Street Area

Ubiquitous Chip

1 user reviews

If your parents are coming to Glasgow for a special occasion, Ubiquitous Chip is the perfect place to bring them. Book a table in the mezzanine brasserie which overlooks the main dining area and enjoy the traditional Scottish fare that the Chip is known for. 

Happily Affordable ££
West End

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