Beer Gardens In Glasgow
Summertime, and the livin' is easy. Okay, so we don't exactly get much sunshine in our city, but when we do, it's safe to say that we slap on that SPF and make the most of it. Luckily for us, there are some cracking places to drink outdoors, ideal for setting up camp with a round of cocktails until day turns to night. So, get ready to soak up those rays while you sip and dine alfresco-style, with our guide to the best beer gardens in Glasgow.
Much loved by the student community and sporting fans looking for some nail-biting live action, Ark is a summer favourite thanks to its generous outdoor space. Just remember to head down early as this Merchant City beer garden is a popular hotspot that fills up quickly.
A packed-out spot come rain or shine, All Bar One on Argyle Street is home to one of the few covered outdoor terraces in Glasgow city centre. Swing by the nightlife spot for alfresco cocktails or a gourmet feast of brunch classics, signature burgers and vegan treats.
Nestled on Ashton Lane, the Innis & Gun taproom may have more of a street-side space than a beer garden, but it doesn't take away from the good times. Chill out, sip some stunning craft brews and dive into the menu while catching some sun.
With one of the biggest and best beer gardens in Glasgow, The Sanctuary Terrace has room for 200 people to chill out in the summer months. Join them for late night sessions complete with roaring fire pits, live sports screenings and mouthwatering BBQ grub.
With a stellar line up of music and art events, St Luke's is the place for live entertainment. You can also catch the football on a big screen inside or sip on a special craft beer in the garden at the Winged Ox bar and kitchen, which always promises good times.
While Chinaskis may be best known for its cracking cocktail collection and cosy interiors, it also just happens to house a gorgeous secret garden out back (but hush, we didn't tell you). The roomy decking area gets the sun all evening, making it the perfect hideaway to indulge in alfresco drinks with your gang.
West Brewery boasts one of Glasgow's best beer gardens, with a huge lawn space, ideal for picnic-style pizzas and alfresco pints. Housed in the iconic Templeton Carpet Factory building, this brewery, restaurant and pub is a heaving destination when the sun's out.
Perched on the beautiful banks of the River Kelvin, Inn Deep gives you a wealth of waterside views to take in as you sun yourself on their terrace. Alfresco drinks go down a treat here, with craft beer fiends flocking for hops and a menu of hearty accompaniments.
The Finnieston may be your go to for lush seafood and exotic gin, but it should really be known that this place hides a wee outdoor space perfect for summer drinks. Join them in the warmer months for brunches surrounded by lush foliage, with plenty of bubbles to keep you cool.
Something of a higgledy-piggledy design, the spacious area for outdoor drinking in Glasgow has plenty of rustic charm. With picnic benches and couches scattered about, Record Factory hosts BBQs in the summer along with sports screenings and late night lock-ins.
A midnight revelers hot spot, The Social is the place for those looking for a day of sun-soaked sips followed by a night on the dancefloor. Less of a beer garden and more of a courtyard space, this Merchant City bar sits pretty in Royal Exchange Square.
Not so much a beer garden but an outdoor drinking space in Glasgow, Republic Bier Halle is the perfect place for a thirst-quenching stein in the sunshine. Affectionately named the bier garden, this vibrant hub is made even better when the frozen cocktails come out to play.
This East End boozer brings a slice of Americana to Glasgow, serving up comfort food like delicious pizza and naughty wings alongside dirty burgers. Nab a spot in the beer garden and let the sun-soaking, cocktail slurping and sharing board grazing commence.