Cool Glasgow Bars
When it comes to cool bars, Glasgow has got them by the pint load From hipster hangouts and trendy taverns, to quirky club nights and stylish music venues, some Glasgow bars are seriously cool. So next time you want to up your street cred and bring your pals to somewhere cool, quirky, offbeat and fun, check out our guide to cool bars in Glasgow.
Last updated on 18th April 2017
Glasgow has an impressive knack for offering it's revellers a whole host of brilliant, cool bars. Maintaining that reputation, the city welcomes its first brew pub in the form of the Shilling Brewing Company, based on West George Street. Inviting guests to sample a selection of their freshly brewed hop and barely-based beverages, the team behind this spot hope to highlight previously ignored flavour combinations on each visitors' tongue, and simultaneously hope to offer a complete culinary experience, offering amazing, hand-made pizzas to all their guests.
Head down to Horn Please for a night of chic Indian coolness. The menu is packed with ‘new concept Indian cuisine’, while the cocktail list is as exciting and varied as India itself. The interiors are the perfect backdrop, contrasting exposed brickwork with colourful woven chairs.
Hillhead Bookclub is definitely one of the most cool bars in Glasgow. Not only is this West end bar blooming stunning, it's also home to all manner of cool and quirky features from cocktails in a gramophone, to funny posters, offbeat menus and fun events, add in some retro computers and ping pong and you can see why this cool Glasgow bar is home to hipsters in Glasgow.
Flat 0/1 is a very cool bar in Glasgow. With house party vibes, this Bath Street bar is the ultimate place to let your hair down to a backdrop of indie and electro tunes, quirky club nights and fun events. With a quirky bar menu that inclues a red wine and coke cocktail and supermarket cider, this place has major whimsy factor. Add in a bet and some other retro paraphernalia, and you have yourself one cool customer on the Glasgow bar scene.
Broadcast is a very cool music venue and bar on Sauchiehall Street. Boasting some of the coolest gigs in Glasgow, this place also has the vibe of a NYC loft bar, all exposed ventilation and raw brickwork. Add a crowd of music fans who know their stuff and you have yourself a very cool Glasgow bar.
Nice 'n' Sleazy is a very cool bar in Glasgow loved by the city's quirky students and young professionals. With none of the pretension you might expect from such a cool bar, Sleazie's dole out White Russians and delicious burgers by the bucketload. Downstairs is a stomping basement club boasting some kicking gigs and stomping DJ sessions in the Sauchiehall Street bar. All this and strange, card club interiors make this fun Glasgow bar, one of the coolest in town.
Little sister bar to the (also very cool) Stereo across the lane, The Old Hairdresser's has a vibe all of it's own. This tiny bar, with its offbeat gigs, and striped back decor is all kinds of cool, with underground, undiscovered vibes, this place is one cool bar in Glasgow.
The Flying Duck is one cool Glasgow bar for so many reasons. Firstly it's sort of a secret bar, with hidden access 'round the back, secondly it serves toast - for free -and thirdly it has some of the coolest events of any bar in Glasgow. From niche music nights, to indie gay nights, life drawing classes to 90s quizzes, this fun, friendly City Centre bar is all kinds of cool.
Distil is a dang cool bar in Glasgow. While it may not be much of a hipster draw, the crowd here are some of the coolest kids in town, with discerning music tastes and a penchant for rum. A mighty selection of cocktails and some seriously great tunes every weekend, make this utterly friendly bar on Argyle Street, our pic for one of the coolest bars in Glasgow.