Post-Shopping Drinks in Glasgow
You shop. You drop. You drink. Sounds like a perfect day for many of us in Glasgow. Hitting the shopping can be exhausting; elbows at dawn by the sale rack, battling into jeans in the fitting room, endless queuing and then, of course, there's carrying all the bags. It's a tough old life for us shopping addicts and all the end of it all we deserve a nice drink. Whether you're flaunting your purchases with pals in a cocktail bar, or meeting your other half who's been hiding out in a pub nearby, check out our guide to the best bars for post-shopping drinks in Glasgow.
Handily placed on the second floor of Princes Square, The Restaurant Bar & Grill serves mouth-watering steaks and headline-grabbing cocktails in a mellow setting. Head inside for some retail respite; the venue serves brunch, lunch and dinner and there’s a fine spread of cocktails for if you fancy sticking around longer into the evening.
The Social is a prime spot for post-shopping drinks in Glasgow. With a handy location just off Buchanan Street, some killer cocktails and great seating both indoors and out, it's the perfect place to drop after a busy day at the shops.
Bar Bacchus is a cool spot for post-shopping drinks in Glasgow. With it's laid back vibes and great bar food, it has all you need for few chilled-out drinks. Stay in for live music on Saturday evenings and make a night of it at this laid back Merchant City bar.
This cool basement bar and beer hall is a fabulous place to retreat after a day of shopping. Republic Bier Hall offers great drinks, gorgeous pizza and just the right bustling vibe you want for a chilled evening out in the City Centre. Perfect for post-shopping drinks in Glasgow.
Strata is a stylish Merchant City bar that's a haven after a rough day of retail. Beautiful cocktails, impeccable food and comfortable surroundings make this Merchant City bar a pleasure of a pit-stop, while a nifty location on Queen Street means that whether you're in the Enoch Centre or on Buchanan Street, you're a short strut to Strata from the shops.
The Hard Rock Cafe in Glasgow couldn't have a better location for post-shopping drinks in Glasgow - this place is one of the few bars that's bang smack in the centre of the action on Buchanan Street. Not only that, but it's got gorgeous cocktails, great food, and plenty of space to dump those shopping bags.
Metropolitan is certainly a chic place to sip after you shop. This stylish cocktail joint in Merchant City, is a short stroll from the shops in the Italian Centre, and a pleasant amble from the bustle of Buchanan Street. If you've been hitting the shops hard, this luxe Merchant Square bar is the perfect place to cap off an indulgent day.
Hummingbird has everything you could ever need from a post-shopping pit stop in Glasgow. Stylish, comfortable and cool (like the perfect party dress) this place has also got killer cocktails and awesome grub, with a cracking location on Bath Street, Hummingbird will welcome you with open arms once you've said goodbye to the shops.
Teller's at the Corinthian Club is the ultimate go-to for post-shopping drinks in Glasgow. Opulent surroundings and fabulous drinks it's the perfect backdrop for regrouping, unwinding and flaunting your haul after a hectic day in Glasgow's shops.
If you're feeling a little guilty after giving your credit card a serious work out, why not get a little culture in to cap off your day, by resting your tush at the CCA. Saramago bar is a cosy and quirky bar in the heart of the Centre for the Contemporary Arts, and is a chilled out place to enjoy a perfect glass of wine at the end of your day. With a handy location on Sauchiehall Street, this is the perfect stop-off if you're looking for something a little different to do on your way home.
If you've spent a day perusing the boutiques in the West End, why not reward yourself with a laid back evening in the Grosvenor on Ashton Lane. Not only has this place got some smashing cocktails, tasty bites and stylish surrounds, but it's also got a rather nifty location, just a two minute walk from the bustle of Byres Road.
Committee Room No.9 is a choice bar for post-shopping drinks in Glasgow. With live sport, great eats and gorgeous cocktails, it's the perfect meeting point for groups, or couples who have gone their separate ways throughout the day. A bustling Merchant City bar at weekends, this is a lively spot for early evening on a Saturday in Glasgow.