Speakeasy on John Street is a quirky, gay bar in the heart of Merchant City. With clashing styles, Speakeasy blends prohibition era decor, hidden bookshelf doors, red leather Chesterfield booths - and an impressive bourbon selection - with fun, quirky elements like a scattering of board games and some seriously camp tunes spinning overhead.

As the home of the pre-club session for FHQ upstairs and The Polo Lounge nearby, Speakeasy draws a party crowd from the LGBT community and beyond. Along with pop-tastic anthems on weekends, and quiz and movie screenings mid week, nights like Camp Karaoke and Serial Slapper with resident hostess with the mostess, Nancy Clench, keep punters well entertained. Drink promos here offer some thrifty choices, while the cocktail menu includes some potent classics along with with teapot sharers. Eats at Speakeasy blend Glasgow pub grub faves like burgers, hot dogs, ribs and hot, spicy wings.


  • Smoking Area
  • Pool table
  • No queues normally
  • Sky Sports


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 0:00
Tuesday 17:00 0:00
Wednesday 17:00 0:00
Thursday 17:00 0:00
Friday 17:00 3:00
Saturday 17:00 3:00
Sunday 17:00 0:00



Speakeasy, 10, John Street, G1 1HP


Merchant City

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Drink Price*
Pint of Lager £2.50
Cocktail £4.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £2.25
* Prices shown are the starting price.
  • Cuisine

    This venue serves International food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Light bites and comfort staples with nachos (4.79) chippy suppers (from £6.79) and lasagne (£7.29).

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Speakeasy - Glasgow Bar Review

Speakeasy - Glasgow Bar Review

Speakeasy is a cool gay bar in the heart of Merchant City. By day it feels like a chilled-out local, and by night it's a quirky, camp party palace, with a rocking roster of entertainment.  Plus booths give an old school, speakeasy vibe to the bar The Venue Speakeasy isn't quite a speakeasyRather…

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