Student Bars in Glasgow
Glasgow is home to around 160,000 students, so you can bet the nightlife is certainly a force to be reckoned with. From funky themed bars on Bath Street, to cheap cocktails in the West End, there are numerous student bars in Glasgow to keep you young'uns watered. If you're new to the student nightlife and don't know where to start, or simply in need of some nightlife inspiration, take a look at our picks of Glasgow's student bars - you might find yourself a new place to call home. Just make sure the library and essays come first...ah, nevermind, who are we kidding?
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Record Faktory is an ever growing favourite among the student bars in Glasgow. Choose a cocktail from their impressive drinks menu, chill out in their fabulous beer garden and stick around for one of their student club nights. Record Faktory is located on Byres Road, so it's sure to be a favourite with the post-lecture crowd looking for a boozy lunch in a West End bar.
Bar Bloc is something a little different on Bath Street, serving up an innovative menu that gives new meaning to the words "pub food", but with prices as low as they can go without scrimping on quality. Add in free entry before midnight for all gigs and cheap drinks and you've got yourself one cracking student bar in Glasgow.
Flat 0/1 is a home from home for Glasgow's student population. Want a good old flat party but don't fancy having your own flat trashed? Flat 0/1 understands. The Bath Street bar is on hand throughout the week to provide you and your mates with drink (Mad Dog 20/20 is their specialty), video games and good tunes, without the neighbours complaining and calling the police on you. A very fun student bar in Glasgow.
Located just a stone's throw from the University of Glasgow, this Ashton Lane bar is popular with students looking for cut price cocktails after (or maybe inbetween?) lectures. The conservatory is always full come summer time and coupled with the beer garden, you can see why Vodka Wodka is one of the busiest student bars in Glasgow.
Students do love noodles - nine pence value packs of noodles, anyone? But if your student loan has just arrived and you're feeling particularly flush, head to Bar Soba for some proper Asian eats and tasty cocktails. This cool student bar offers two-for-one on all main courses for students, so you can enjoy what will probably be your first proper meal in a month without breaking the bank.
The place to be for any student looking for the Glasgow home of White Russians. Nice 'n' Sleazy is a laid-back bar, perfect for when Fresher's Week fun is all a bit too much and you're tired of hearing the same cheesy tunes in every nightclub you visit. A must for arty types looking for a student bar in Glasgow to become their new home.
Glasgow School of Art's student union isn't your standard student bar. It's a cafe bar meets art gallery with food and drink at student prices thrown in too. It's definitely not as in-your-face as some student favourites, but it's well worth checking out if you're looking for a cool student bar in Glasgow.
Firewater is one of Sauchiehall Street's busiest student bars which plays indie rock tunes and peddles some cheap cocktail pitchers, which are perfect for sharing. Our favourite is the "Muddy Water" which isn't the prettiest, but trust us, it's darn tasty. A great student bar to stop off at before heading to the Garage or ABC.
Shots, anyone? Tingle Bar has it covered. You probably guessed it from the name, but student bar Tingle specialises in all things that you can down in one. There's a lot more on offer than the standard tequila shots though, with fancy creations such as Jammy Dodger (raspberry liqueur and Baileys) on offer for just £1.50. They may taste like sweets, but go easy - there's alcohol in those things!
Another student bar on Ashton Lane, Nude is located just upstairs from sister restaurant Ketchup, making it the ideal destination for post-burger cocktails. Nude is known for being the place to be for pre-club cocktails on a budget, and with free passes to clubs such as Kushion and Viper, this student bar in Glasgow is sure to always be a favourite.
If there's anywhere where being that little bit raucous and drinking on masse is encouraged it's got to be Walkabout. harnessing that unhinged Australian spirit in the heart of Glasgow, Walkabout will show you how to party like you're down unda with the best of them. For a fun student night out in Glasgow, you know where to go.