Secret Bars In Glasgow

Looking for something a little different from your night on the town? Venture away from the beaten track and you might just find a hidden gem well worth keeping to yourself. From basement escapes to quirky cocktail haunts, Glasgow's secret bars are pretty hard to come by... but luckily for you, we’ve whipped up this ultimate guide to the best of them. 

Last updated on 30th August 2023

The Poetry Club

The Poetry Club plays host to regular small-scale theatrics, performance art, spoken-word events, as well as large parties and live music shows. This secret bar in Glasgow's West End is a dark and cosy auditorium that is just as raucous as the infamous warehouse space that sits above it.


A sultry hideaway that's pinned itself as a den for illicit drinking, draft beer and vintage trinkets, Tabac is easily one of Glasgow's best secret bars. Expect to stumble upon a lusty lair with a back bar that's dedicated its libations to Leche de Pantera, a Spanish legionnaire's drink of choice.