Best Bars in Glasgow

One of the coolest cities in Scotland? It's no wonder that Glasgow is full to the brim with great places to drink. From iconic (and sometimes secret) cocktail bars, to casual favourites serving the best in local scran, check out our recommendations for the best bars in Glasgow to visit while you're here.

Last updated on 16th August 2022

Shilling Brewing Co.

164 user reviews 5

With a proud and diverse history of brewery excellent alcoholic drinks, Glasgow welcomes its first brewpub in the form of the Shilling Brewing Company. Based on West George Street, the bar itself is beautifully decorated, with exposed brick and large metal pipes giving the venue a distinctive industrial vibe. 


7 user reviews 4

From its utterly impeccable interior to its utterly incredible cocktails, Hummingbird ticks a lot of boxes for one bar. Whether you're crooning karaoke upstairs or dropping some moves downstairs, Hummingbird is a fun hangout and a fierce party venue. Good food, unrivaled party rooms, great tunes and a friendly feel; this Bath Street bar has it all. 

Hillhead Bookclub

9 user reviews 4

Cake like yer granny makes! and 1 other offer

Cocktails? They've got it. Ping Pong? They've got it. Sensational surroundings? Check. Good eats, and great tunes? Done and most definitely done. There are so many reasons why we love this bar, but it comes down to one thing; the vibe. Whether it's the food or the drinks, the surroundings or the service, Hillhead Bookclub have nailed it, and we simply can't get enough. A fun, laid back bar against one helluva stunning backdrop, with cool games and cracking parties, can you tell we have a soft spot?


5 user reviews 4

As one of just a few Glasgow secret bars, Chinaski's was always going to be high on our list for a great night out in Glasgow City Centre. With mighty cocktails, cool surroundings and chilled out vibes, Chinaski's is a bar for grown ups, without any stuffiness or pretension. A must-visit for anyone looking for a true hidden gem in Glasgow. 

Ubiquitous Chip

2 user reviews 4

This sprawling venue just exudes Scottish charm, there's good reason The Ubiquitious Chip has pride of place on many a Glasgow bar crawl. From the epic banter and great music, to the extensive selection of eats and drinks, this Ashton Lane bar has a whole lot of heart and its earned itself a special place in ours.