Merchant City Bar Crawl
If it's sweet sophistication you're after, then it's sweet sophistication you'll get. Nevermind all this rowdy nonsense that has become stereotypical of a Glasgow bar crawl: Merchant City is overflowing with cocktail caverns, gay bars and ample clubs that'll keep you suitably tippled until the wee hours. Let us guide you on a journey through some of the classiest joints in Glasgow: we present to you, the Merchant City bar crawl.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Just a hop, skip and a jump to the east of The Social, Tellers at The Corinthian is about as plush as they come. Expect masterfully mixed cocktails and the finest of wines in a space that boasts sky high embellished ceilings and a whole host of leather, marble, parquet, crystal, velvet and gold. A super swish stop off on your Merchant City bar crawl, Tellers at The Corinthian will charm on first glance.
We're keeping this civilised, right? Yeah... Start your Merchant City bar crawl with the best intentions, and hit The Social, sitting pretty right in the middle of Glasgow's Royal Exchange Square. This super smart bar serves up a premium selection of cocktails, vino and spirits, alongside an ever-so-tempting menu of pizza and grill favourites. If the weather is on form, why not take things al fresco and enjoy a beverage beneath the Merchant City fairy lights?
Go back to your roots and hit up Arisaig, a contemporary Scottish bar and restaurant in Merchant City. They boast quite the wine list, as well as a whole host of local craft ales and more Scottish malt whiskies than you can shake a haggis at - and boy, do the bar staff know their stuff! Sample an old favourite, independent bottlings and rare gems, at this charming stop off on your Merchant City bar crawl.
Next up: Metropolitan. Super stylish and boasting an exclusive vibe, this Merchant City bar spreads itself across several floors and bar areas. The interior is impressive: we're talkin' high ceilings, exposed brick work and piping, alongside reams of mirrors, glass and wood. That's not to mention the booze - look forward to a selection of cocktails, all of which have been mixed to perfection by Metropolitan's team of expert mixologists. 'Hella suave, this is a good lookin' choice for a stop off on you Merchant City bar crawl.
Fancy something a little more exotic? Totter on down the road and find yourselves at Arta, a fabulous blend of Spanish taverna and Caesar's palace. This Mediterranean themed bar boasts a plethora of wooden beams, stone archways, courtyards as well as a vast spread of marble statues and tall church candles - charming! Choose something from their extensive list of cocktails and sangrias, and stick around until 11pm to catch their surprise Spanish show. Maybe even nipple on some tapas. Delightful!