The Social


Situated bang in the middle of Glasgow's Royal Exchange Square, The Social couldn't be in a better location. Just adjacent to Buchanan Street, the Merchant City bar offers cocktails, wine, coffee and food in a central location, but just the right distance away from the hustle and bustle of Glasgow's main shopping destination.

By day at the Social, you can people watch and enjoy a drink on the pavement cafe and by night, the slick and stylish bar transforms into real party club under a blanket of twinkly lighting. Who needs stars when you have fairy lights? The food at The Social is served throughout the day, with a number pizzas and grill favourites on the menu. Feeling sorry for yourself the next day? Head back to The Social for one of their epic breakfast plates.

As for drinks, cocktails are the most popular choice, with a number of premium spirits and bottles on offer if you're looking to splash the cash. A fun party bar in Glasgow with a chic, young professional crowd, The Social is the perfect Merchant City destination to place to meet up with friends (the clue is in the name!) and enjoy a drink in the summer months, or party in to the night at weekends. 

What's on

Vinyl Thursdays
The Social is kicking off the weekend early with their Thursday night shenanigans; join the spot as Resident DJ Gav Sommerville digs out his…

Every Thursday

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The Friday Night Social
The Social's Friday night event, with Motown and soul classics being played from 5.30pm. Afterwards, expect chart and dancefloor tunes up until…

Every Friday

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Vibe Weekends
Where in Glasgow offers the latest house tunes mixed with a live saxophonist? Vibe Weekends at The Social does! The Merchant City bar servescocktails…

Every Saturday

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The Sunday Social
Did you overdo it at the weekend? Fear not, Merchant City bar The Social are here to help. Funky house and R&B on the decks and £4 cocktails…

Every Sunday

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  • Dance floor
  • No door charge
  • Dress to impress
  • 18


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 10:00 3:00
Tuesday 10:00 3:00
Wednesday 10:00 3:00
Thursday 10:00 3:00
Friday 10:00 3:00
Saturday 10:00 3:00
Sunday 10:00 3:00



The Social, 27 Royal Exchange Square, G1 3AJ


Merchant City



Drink Price*
Cocktail £5.50
* Prices shown are the starting price.
  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Bar Snacks, International, Brunch and American food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Plenty of food from the grill, along with sandwiches, pizza, and sharing platters.T

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