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.
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.
When it comes to Glasgow's best bars, there's a regular name on the list, and that comes in the shape of Bar Soba. Not only known for their menu of Asian plates and unique cocktails, they're great for fun times and masterclasses alike.
If you're on the hunt for a top beer bar in Glasgow, don't overlook a beloved and well known classic. Serving up the best in tap, craft and bottled, BrewDog are at it again in the city, bringing you burgers alongside their must-try hops.
The Rotunda group (also known for Glasgow restaurant Halloumi and Pickled Ginger) have pulled it out of the bag with this Mexican favourite. Head down to Mezcal not only for a premium selection of the favoured spirit, but plenty of tacos and frozen margaritas alike.
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.
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.
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.
A Sauchiehall Street bar, with a cool crowd and fun vibes, Nice 'N' Sleazy is a firm favourite among Glaswegians. From its cracking playlists and kicking club nights, to its divine burgers and delicious drinks, it may be a little rough about the edges, but we wouldn't have this great Glasgow bar any other way.
A treat of a bar with a cosy rustic interior, blinding grub and friendly vibes, The Butterfly and the Pig is a popular stomping ground for many. A darling hangout in a great location, whether it's for a romantic date or a raucous catch-up, there's plenty of reasons this Bath Street bar is home to many a great Glasgow night out.
Not only are The Smokin' Fox known for their menu of gastro classics and pub favourites (head down for fresh fish and bountiful burgers), they aren't shy a cocktail or two either, serving everything from unique smoking drinks to the espresso martini.
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?