Fun Birthday Ideas in Glasgow

Your birthday's coming up and you fancy taking a step in the dark to try something new. From boisterous burlesque nights to nostalgic nights out in Glasgow, there are loads of different avenues for you to wonder down in this metropolitan city. To help add a bit of quirk to your next birthday celebration, we've compiled a list of quirky activities and brillaint bars. So without further ado, here are some fun birthday ideas in Glasgow for you to pick from. 

Last updated on 20th August 2021


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Like to feel as though you're in-the-know? Head on over to Tabac, and revel in a night of sultry cocktail sipping in one of Glasgow's best secret bars. If that's not enough to lure you in, they're also home to hidden pop-up bars and live DJ nights, simply inquire within.


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Got a hankering for fine red wine, tasty plates of paella and a dash of Spanish flare? Take your birthday dining to Merchant City's Arta, where the drinks are always flowing, the food is made to share and the party is always in full swing (you may even catch one of their famed live shows). 

The Gardener

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From gin tastings to open mic nights, quizzes and quirky dinners, The Gardener always has something good to do. Check out their calendar and swing by on your birthday, even if its just to explore their ample menu of beautiful, botanically inspired cocktails. 

Super Bario

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Are you a sucker for retro gaming? Super Bario is a haven for all things vintage console-related. Take your mates for birthday festivities and get stuck into a wide array of games, from Mortal Kombat II to Ridge Racer, while knocking back drinks (loser gets the next round?).

St. Luke's

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St Luke's is a lively, multi-purpose venue in the ever-expanding East End. Check out the ever-changing roster of cutting-edge talent that graces its stage, head over and get a cocktail from the pulpit, then dance long the night at one of the best bars for a birthday in Glasgow.

Riding Room

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Defined by there dazzling burlesque shows, stunning magical acts and easy going live music, the Riding Room offers Glasgow's revellers a racy, flirtatious way to spend a birthday. Give in to the bar's seductive allure and celebrate in style with a plethora of quirky performances.  

What if you're looking for something fun, but with a little extra edge? The Poetry Club is a sure winner, with its roster of underground talent and cutting-edge performers, cool vibe and decent drink selection. From live music to quirky club nights, get stuck in on your special day.