Cool and Quirky Bars in Glasgow

Packed with some of the weirdest and most wonderful places to drink in the whole country, this city's nightlife scene always delivers the goods. Whether you’re looking for unusual club nights, whimsical cocktail havens or a few retro craft beer spots, our guide to the best cool and quirky bars in Glasgow will have you trying something a little different.

Last updated on 28th June 2021




BrewDog Merchant City

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Brought to you from the kings of craft beers, BrewDog's Merchant City digs are plying you with 25 taps worth of unusual pints, plus some good old fashioned barbecue foods. Indulge in smoked meats while wetting your whistle with all kinds of quirky IPAs, stouts and lagers.

Thaikhun

1 user review 4

Not all of us will be lucky enough to experience the culture and colours of Thailand, but there's a unique restaurant which promises just that. Coming at you with not only the finest bites and cocktails, Thaikhun also has interiors that are nothing short of incredible. 

St. Luke's

1 user review 5

Named after the very church it's housed within, St. Luke's has become a beloved East End live music venue and bar, renowned for its wild gigs and entertainment. Having renovated the incredible site, you can also enjoy great brews and a soul food-based menu.

Tabac

2 user reviews 5

An illicit drinking den on Buchanan Street, Tabac is dripping in date night vibes. Step inside the atmospheric cocktail joint and you'll be met with sultry lighting, comfy banquettes and bartenders ready and waiting to make up a selection of heady signature tipples.

Inn Deep

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Inn Deep is bringing you craft beers in a cool setting at its riverside pub. Along with colourful murals and wacky comic strip posters, this quirky place to drink in Glasgow has also got a selection of house casks and guest kegs to sip from.

Lebowskis

4 user reviews 5

Whether you loved or hated the film, you're sure to be a fan of the bar. A cool cornucopia of bowling-inspired antics and burger wolfing, Lebowskis are shaking up a storm, with over 25 types of White Russians available, as well as a variety of classic concoctions and draught beers.

The Old Hairdresser's

2 user reviews 4

Tucked away down a little lane, The Old Hairdresser's operates on a need-to-know basis. Up there with Glasgow's best cool and quirky bars, this unfussy party pad has got a cracking slapdash space upstairs for gigs, performances and exhibitions, ideal for a unique and arty night out.