Best Merchant City Festival Bars

The Merchant City Festival is a fun, family-friendly yearly event that runs for five days in July. Bringing a whole host of live shows and performances to the city, it's a lively extravaganza of art, music and culture that's the highlight of many people's summers. While 2020's festival may have been cancelled, do take a look at our picks of the best Merchant City Festival bars and be prepared for next year's event. 

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Are the festivities winding down for the evening but you're not ready to go home yet? Classy cocktail joint Metropolitan is one of the best Merchant City Festival bars, serving up cocktails created by experienced mixologists. Metropolitan had a whole host of events for the 2013 Merchant City Festival, such as barbecues, face painting for the little ones and live music, so we're sure they'll follow suit next year. 


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Blackfriars is one of the busiest Merchant City Festival bars, popular with people looking for some great pub grub and a craft beer to go along with it. They had their own music stage for the 2013 Merchant City Festival, hosting some of Glasgow's most talented musicians. We're hoping that they do the same next year, so watch this space for all the deets as we get them.