Where to Drink in Glasgow
Glasgow is one helluva town. With one helluva bar scene, but sometimes it can be hard to navigate. Maybe you're looking for a whisky in the West End, or perhaps you fancy a mojito in Merchant City, fret not, wherever you are, whatever you're drinking, we are here to help, check out our guide of where to drink in Glasgow.
Last updated on 23rd August 2017
As well as being a delicious fish restaurant, A'Challtainn is also a top spot for drinks in Glasgow. Located in the BAad at the Barras, the venue has a dedicated bar serving up delicious gin and tonics and cocktails.
Glasgow City Centre has got some flipping marvelous bars. From restaurant bars and cafe bars, to comedy bars and cocktail bars, this neck of the woods has got some gems. Cool Bath Street bars like Flat 0/1 and Slouch, to Central Station hangouts like Stereo and Vespbar, man there are so many choices you'll ever be stuck figuring out where to drink. With a bustling city atmosphere, but the friendliness of a small town, Glasgow City Centre is a fabulous place to enjoy a tipple - or two.
Wondering where to drink in Glasgow? The West End is positively littered with great bars. Wander down Ashton Lane and have yourself a bit of a bar crawl with such fine options as Ubiquitous Chip, Vodka Wodka or Brel, or head up the Byre's Road and check out Bar Gumbo, Bar Soba or Faktory. And that's before we even make it to the crackers on Great Western Road, whatever you're after from a West End bar, Glasgow's bohemian district has got it.
The Kelbourne Saint has a whole heap of history. As the pub from that infamous Trainspotting balcony scene, the spot has featured in pop culture; now it's staying up to date with a fresh refurb, hearty BBQ food and crafted cocktails.
The Finnieston area is an upcoming one in the city's bar scene, but certainly not to be over looked if you're wondering where to drink in Glasgow. This place has some real gems, from Argyle Street, all the way up the Western side of the M8, Finnieston boasts some of Glasgow's best bars. With cracking cocktail spots like Distill, The Finnieston and Lebowskis, cool secret bars Chinaski's and the Berkeley Suite, and one of Glasgow's best-loved pubs, The Black Sparrow, this little pocket punches well above its weight.
Get the beers in at McChuills and shimmy around dancing to some home grown and local live music talent. Somewhere between your traditional pub and a cool gig space this classic Glasgow boozer is a stalwart for laid-back drinking and a fun night out. Drink their stocks of international beers and listen to live bands throughout the week.
If you're wondering where to drink in Glasgow and you're after someplace chic, look no further than the bars in Merchant City. This place offers some of the finest watering holes in town. As well as great restaurant bars and stylish cocktail bars, this quarter is also home to Glasgow's gay district, with a wide selection of cracking gay bars. Highlights of the area include The Social, Metropolitan, Blackfriars, the Riding Room and Boteco Do Brasil, and that's just scratching the surface.