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 always delivers the goods. Whether you’re looking for unusual club nights in wacky places, whimsical cocktail havens or a few retro craft beer spots, our guide to Glasgow's cool and quirky bars will have you thirsty for something a little different.

Last updated on 30th August 2022

Popworld Glasgow

75 user reviews 4

Decked out with vibrant colours, dangling disco balls and neon lights, Popworld is a seriously quirky cocktail bar in Glasgow's city centre. Shimmy on over to dance to cheesy tunes, get dressed up in retro wigs and sip wild drinks that come with sparklers.

The Gardener

2 user reviews 3

Located in the West End, The Gardener has plenty to offer, from weekly pub quizzes to cocktail masterclasses and quirky street art. Plus, the venue has expert mixologists who can whip up a mean strawberry and chilli margarita - it's sublime.

An opulent haven of Thai delights, Chaophraya is not to be missed. Set over four sprawling floors, this snazzy hotspot sports grand decor, including huge Buddha statues, sparkling chandeliers and red carpet galore. Head on over for swish signature sips that have been inspired by the flavours of East Asia.


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.

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 night out. 

Inn Deep

3 user reviews 3

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.


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 place in the city that promises just that. Thaikhun sports interiors that are nothing short of incredible, as well as slings out tasty bites and top cocktails.


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 is shaking up a storm with over 25 types of white Russians available, as well as a variety of classic concoctions and draught beers.