Roll up for cocktails and cabaret at Riding Room, Glasgow's home of all things raucous and rambunctious. The vibrant Merchant City bar is home to an eclectic roster of entertainment, from burlesque and cabaret shows, to magicians and musicians. With on-stage frolics, and a late bar, seven nights a week, Riding Room is buzzing every evening. As a gay-friendly venue, Riding Room attracts blend of Glasgow's LGBT community, as well as those simply in to enjoy the show.
Decor in the bar is a little haphazard, with butcher shop tiles and exposed brick alongside gilded mirrors and Chesterfield seating. Private gated or curtained booths, with their own service bells, hark to a speakeasy vibe. In keeping with the debaucherous tone, a positively toxic drinks menu also nods to the prohibition era with talk of bootleg liquor and moonshine. Alongside a range of creative cocktails, (served in everything from tin cans to old bottles), is access to the most potent drinks cabinet in town, complete with absinthe and overproof rum. A fun, quirky, flamboyant bar with the atmosphere to match, Riding Room is the perfect venue if you're looking for something a little different in Glasgow.
- Comedy, Burlesque, Live Music
- Merchant City
- Happily Affordable ££
- May vary depending on event
Riding Room, 58 Virginia Street G1 1TX