Beer Gardens in Glasgow
Summertime, and the livin' is easy. Okay, so we don't exactly get much sunshine in Glasgow, but when we do, there's no city better at taking full advantage. Luckily enough for us, there's some cracking beer gardens in Glasgow ideal for setting up camp and getting the drinks in on those hot summer days. Soak in those rays and check out Glasgow's best alfresco pubs and bars right here.
Last updated on 28th February 2017
Billed as the "most awesome beer garden in Glasgow", this Ashton Lane legend was voted as the Best Outdoor Space in town by DMN voters. The garden becomes a hive of activity at the first sight of sunshine, with picnic tables and outdoor BBQs making this an alfresco haven and a beautiful space to make the most of all year round. Come in the evening for relaxed drinks under twinkling fairy lights.
Perched on the beautiful banks of the River Kelvin, Inn Deep gives you a wealth of water-side views to take in as you sun yourself on their terrace. Alfresco drinks in Glasgow go down a treat here with craft beer fiends flocking to get some of the hops on offer and then enjoying said drink right by the river.
West Brewery boasts one whopping beer garden from its Victorian masterpiece of a building and grounds. Housed in Glasgow's iconic Templeton Carpet factory building, this brewery, restaurant and pub all-in-one is a heaving destination when the sun is out. And is it any wonder, just look at that spread of picnic benches over looking Glasgow Green in the East End.
The Sanctuary boasts one of the biggest and best beer gardens in Glasgow. The Sanctuary Terrace has room for 200 people to chill out throughout the day and night, complete with a log fire, TVs screening live sport, acres of seating, plenty of rain cover and BBQ grub. Over the summer this place hosts iconic daytime terrace parties.
Not only does the Clockwork Beer Company have their own microbrewery onsite, they also have a wonderful beer garden. It has even been awarded a prize from Glasgow's Gardening Association for recognition of their floral displays - now that's a beer garden in Glasgow that sounds bloomin' lovely.
In this den of cosy interiors and classic style, the biggest surprise in this secret bar, is not the bar itself, it's the garden out back (but hush, we didn't tell you). Chinaski's roomy decking gets the sun all evening, making it the perfect hideaway and a gorgeous place to drink or dine al fresco in Glasgow.
Much loved by the student community and those sporting fans looking for some live screened action, The Ark is a summer favourite thanks to its generous outdoor space. Just remember to head down early as this Glasgow beer garden is a popular hotspot that fills up with al fresco drinkers very quickly.
A midnight revelers hot spot, The Social is the place for those looking for not only a night on the dance floor, but alfresco drinks in Glasgow too. Less of a beer garden and more of a courtyard space, this Merchant City bar sits pretty in Royal Exchange Square so you can pull up a seat outdoors and get the drinks in.
Record Factory has a very cool beer garden in Glasgow's West End. Something of a higgledy-piggledy design, the spacious outdoor area has a bit of a rustic character to it and becomes a heaving destination when the sun is out. With picnic benches and couches scattered about, the Record Factory beer garden hosts BBQs in the summer, and even boasts its very own outdoor stage.
29 Member's Club probably has the chicest beer garden in all of Glasgow. The Moet & Chandon roof terrace is open to members only and boasts some swanky surrounds for an outdoor space. With big cushioned seating and sky high views, if you're looking for a decadent drink outside, this is the place to do it.
The Finnieston may be your go to for lush seafood and quite the collection of gin, but it should really be known that this place hides a wee outdoor space perfect for terrace drinks in Glasgow. Well versed in more than a cocktail or two, The Finnieston is a favourite under the radar spot to experience.
Bringing a bit of cocktail sass to Glasgow's West End, Vodka Wodka is the place for summer drinks in Glasgow. Showing off a sweet little terrace area out back, you can enjoy some of their signature spirit laced concoctions whilst getting some blue skies and sun. This place also goes off in the evenings making for quite the party atmosphere.
This Bath Street beauty might be somewhat unsupposing on the outside space front, but little did you know that Moskito on Bath Street has a pretty lil beer garden in Glasgow. Head out back to its courtyard space and mingle here on a balmy summers night or a tepid winter one as it draws in revelers all year round. And those lanters. Naww.
Your typical Irish watering hole, Jinty McGuinty's is a failsafe bet for good chat, good music and, even better, Guinness in Glasgow. Something of an Aston Lane institution, Jinty's makes it into our round up of Glasgow's best beer gardens so you can find some refuge from the bustling streets outside.