DesignMyNight Awards 2015/16 - Glasgow Winners
We opened up a public vote to determine the best pubs, bars, clubs and events in Glasgow once and for all. Featuring the best for casual dining, the number one breakthrough venue of the year and everything in between, we’re happy to unveil the DesignMyNight Award Winners for 2015/16. Acceptance speeches at the ready...
Last updated on 15th May 2016
With so many different live events taking place throughout the week, the DMN public voted in their droves to award The Riding Room with our Best Event award. Affectionately known as the joint on the corner, this place promises a trip back in time to old-time socialising, with debauchery and live entertainment guaranteed no matter what day of the week you’re visiting.
The Hillhead Bookclub took home our Best Bar of 2014 Award, which should look great on the mantelpiece alongside their latest prize. An all-action venue brimming with ping pong antics, retro computer games, vintage fairs and bingo nights galore, this place really does have it all, which makes it a worthy winner of our All-In-One gong. Grab yourself a signature £3 Strawberry Mojito and set up shop for the night at this quirky spot.
Already a firm favourite for diners in five other cities across the UK, Thaikhun chose Glasgow for its latest venture last year, and boy are we glad. Winning the award for the Best New Venue of the year, Thaikhun has quickly won acclaim for its authentic Bangkok street-food, enjoyed in an atmospheric den filled with shabby features and vintage trinkets. A must-try for Thai food aficionados.
Back in amongst the award-winners for 2016, Sub Club adds to its 2014 success by taking the DMN public’s Best Club prize back to Jamaica Street. Continuing to attract a star-studded lineup of top DJ talent and a lively crowd who come from all over Scotland and the UK for the experience, 2016 looks set to be another breathless year for Sub Club as its 30th anniversary draws closer.
Branded "the most awesome beer garden in Glasgow", Brel makes another appearance in our award-winning list thanks to its superb outdoor space. The garden naturally comes alive at the first sight of sunshine, but we’d tip returning in the evening, when visitors drink, dine and relax into their serene surroundings under twinkling fairy lights.
Tabac hasn't let its relative infancy hold it back from winning one of the most eagerly contested DMN Awards. Seeing off stiff competition from more established venues all over the city, this illicit drinking den only arrived on to Mitchell Lane in the springtime of 2015 but has quickly won favour with revellers thanks to its art deco lighting, prized craft beers and rustic style.
Taking home the Best Pub gong for this year is Kitty O’Shea’s, the homely boozer known for its affectionate Irish charm. A well-rounded venue made up of rich woods and traditional Emerald Isle touches, punters were impressed by the vast choice of beer on tap, the excellent sports coverage and the no fuss menu of pub grub. Drop by and you’ll likely find these guys toasting their victory with something strong from the inbuilt whisky bar.
Offering top quality produce without breaking the bank, it'll come as little wonder that the people of Glasgow voted in the Lucky 7 Canteen as the best for Casual Dining. Keeping to a "restaurant quality food at canteen prices" mantra, this accessible venue serves lunch for a fiver and dinner for just £7.77 in relaxing, hospitable - and now award-winning - surroundings.