Best Merchant City Festival Bars
The Merchant City Festival is a fun, family-friendly yearly event that runs for five days in July. There's plenty to see and do, with vintage being the theme of the 2013 festival. We're excited to see what's in store for next year. Take a look at our picks of the best Merchant City Festival bars and be prepared for next year's festival. All of these bars put on special events to mark the occasion for the 2013 festival, so we're keen to see what they've got planned for next year.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
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.
Babbity Bowster is a traditional Scottish pub right in the heart of the Merchant City. This great Merchant City Festival bar is a great place to stop off for a drink in quiet surroundings. Perfect if you're looking for somewhere to chill out for an hour or two.
Bar Bacchus is one of the best Merchant City Festival bars that serves some great pub food at reasonable prices. Take a break from the festivities and head to Bar Bacchus for a quick lunch and refuel.
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.
As part of the 2013 Merchant City Festival, 13th Note held a completely free, three day music festival, covering a wide range of genres from rock to jazz. They're sure to be involved in the festival next year, so keep an eye on this great Merchant City Festival bar's upcoming events.