Trendy Bars in Glasgow

Trendy is something of an untrendy word. The minute you use it to describe something, it ceases to be cool. So we're (almost) loathe to brand some of our favourite bars in Glasgow with this word, but we can't help but acknowledge that they are not only incredibly popular, and rather cool, but they are some of the most talked about and blogged about bars in the city, they are in keeping with decor, food and drink trends, and well, they are, shock horror, pretty dang trendy. So, here's hoping this isn't the kiss of death, check out our guide to trendy bars in Glasgow. 

Last updated on 20th July 2017

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Buck's Bar

1 user reviews

It may be pretty low key but that doesn't stop it being damn trendy, Buck's Bar is all about live music, cocktails and American-style dishes. Head over the weekend for some brilliant local music and far too drinkable cocktails.

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Sauchiehall Street Area

Shilling Brewing Co.

2 user reviews

Craft beer and stone-baked pizza; this Glasgow bar keeps things simple but utterly delicious. Shilling Brewing Co is a cool spot on W George Street that serves beer as fresh as the day it were brewed in the trendiest setting.

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Glasgow City Centre
Pub

Hillhead Bookclub

9 user reviews

Hillhead Bookclub is both slated and lauded as the go-to hipster hangout in Glasgow, but whether you rate yourself as a cool kid or not, there's no denying this is one trendy bar in Glasgow, among not just hipsters but students, foodies, and simply just those looking for something a little different from their night out. With a growing posse of dedicated followers, this stunning West End bar won't be losing its trendy status any time soon. 

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West End

BrewDog Glasgow

2 user reviews

It used to be Scotland's best kept secret but Brewdog has taken over the UK with their trendy formula of craft beer and cool venues. Head to one of the originals in Glasgow to soak up a fun atmosphere with some of the best beer in the business.

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West End

Nice 'N' Sleazy

5 user reviews

Nice 'n' Sleazy is a Glasgow classic that never goes out of fashion. Despite not being quite as new or quite as shiny as other bars on the list, it still manages to hit a lot of the trendy bar buttons. Incredible meaty offerings, check, the ever-popular White Russians, check and check, cool bands, quirky club nights, and the adoration of some of Glasgow's most discerning bar crawlers, check, check and check again. Yes, Nice 'n' Sleazy is most definitely got the goods to be one of the trendiest bars in Glasgow. 

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Sauchiehall Street Area

Kelvingrove Cafe

3 user reviews

In a former Victorian ice cream parlour, Kelvingrove Cafe has been transformed into a trendy Glasgow bar that serves some seriously delicious cocktails.

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West End

Meat Bar

3 user reviews

Meat Bar is all kinds of cool so it's little wonder this is part of the set of trendy bars in Glasgow. With a novel drinks menu that includes a selection of carnivorous cocktails and ever-popular craft brews, it already ticks the trendy boxes, add in quirky Southern style decor, incredible eats and an in-the-know crowd and you've nabbed yourself one of the most in vogue hangouts in Glasgow City Centre. 

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Sauchiehall Street Area

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