Cocktail Bars in Glasgow

Find your way around the best cocktail bars in Glasgow with this hand-picked guide. Whether you’re up for a Woo-Woo in the West End or a mojito in Merchant City, this city boasts some of the most talented mixologists and stylish cocktail bars in the country. With so many top places to drink in Glasgow, we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up this list for your next night out.

Last updated on 20th March 2019


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Merchant City plays host to many of Glasgow's chicest and most stylish places to drink, and that most definitely includes Metropolitan. With the Merchant Square courtyard an ideal spot for chilled out tipples while more formal spaces inside are perfect for grown-up drinks and date nights. And an extensive cocktail list offers enough choice for even the most discerning connoisseurs. 

Riding Room

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A hubbub of heaving antics and off-kilter events, the bustle of Riding Room is not to be missed. Not only brimming with a hot to trot selection of cabaret and burlesque nights, Riding Room boast some of the most unique cocktails in Glasgow as cool decanters, quirky flavours and hilarious names pop them at the top of the concoction ploughing pile. 

Buck's Bar

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Buck's is a laid-back bar that just so happens to serve fantastic cocktails in Glasgow. They list is composed of classic recipes alongside more modern takes on mixology, like the Lagerita or Gin Genie. They're also known for serving hearty American food and hosting live bands and musical performances, lending to its vibrant atmosphere. The perfect place for casual drinks or settling in for a cocktail-based session.

Venture in to this island of South Pacific cool and Polynesian fantasy. The Tiki Bar is one of Glasgow's most fruity and punchy cocktail joints, knocking up all manner of tropical inspired and Hawaiian hula drinks. Serving up concoctions in authentic ceramic tiki cups, this fun basement bar and cocktail palace is a slice of the South Pacific near Sauchiehall Street. 

The Finnieston

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The Finnieston is a bustling restaurant bar at Argyle Street's western end with some seriously delicious cocktails. The food comes gourmet and the cocktails creative, conjuring speakeasy vibes and a flare for vintage tastes. Pushing a pub meets Gin palace get-up, you'll find charming foods and drink a plenty here. 

Hillhead Bookclub

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Hillhead Bookclub is as eccentric, cool and quirky as bars in Glasgow come. With a bunting draped ceiling, drag queens playing bingo and a huge space perfect for socialising, this West End joint is a raving success on the drinking scene. Dubbing their cocktails as "a classier way to get tipsy" the folks at Hillhead know how to do dapper, different drinks.