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 8th November 2017
After a pumping party bar right in the heart of the city centre? You’ll want Revolution, the city’s feel-good hangout specialising in vodka cocktails. There’s always a fun party crowd in the mix, a cracking range of mixed drinks and a healthy selection of beer and cider to cater for all tastes.
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.
When they're not churning out some of the biggest burgers in Glasgow and lulling you with the sweet sounds of live music, SoHo Pizzeria & Cocktail Bar are boasting some of the best happy hours and classic cocktails in the city.
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.
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.
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.
Make for the bar and order in an Eastward Flight - a sumptuous blend of gin, cocchi americano, lime, matcha, curry leaf and egg whites - or settle on one of their other signature tipples; each is as exquisite as the last.
A glamorous and glitzy spot, this is the perfect place for some of the best gin cocktails in Glasgow. Perfect for date nights, hen parties or a catch up with the loveliest of ladies, you'll find a myriad of interesting new drinks here.
Another one of Glasgow's most notorious gin bars, not only can you enjoy flavours and blends the globe over, Gin71 turn out beautiful plates of food alongside some of the finest gin cocktails in the city.
Distill is a cool DJ bar on the Finnieston end of Argyle Street with a penchant for rum. Accomplished bartenders shake up all manner of adventurous concoctions choosing from a selection of over 100 Rums. With niche spirits and quirky mixers, drinks like Zephyr, Adios Sabata and Bijou put your average common or garden cocktails to shame.
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.
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.
When it comes to luxurious and interesting cocktails in Glasgow, you'd be a fool to miss Porter & Rye. Bringing you some of the best whiskey based drinks in the business, head on down for romantic cocktails with an adult edge.