Best Glasgow Pubs

There is no doubt that this was one of the most difficult lists to collate because, let's face it, we've got some pretty wonderful boozers. From whisky haunts to gastro faves, real ale hubs to Irish hideaways, our city is bursting at the seams with watering holes, each unique and appealing in its own way. Here's our guide to the top Glasgow pubs you need to visit.

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Last updated on 9th February 2024

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Curler's Rest

Flaunting tip-top pub grub, plus one mighty selection of real ales and niche beers, Curler's Rest is one of the best pubs in the West End of Glasgow. And if you've got a hankering for a Sunday roast? This one rustles up quite the spread.


Auctioneers has gained itself local fame as one of the best pubs in Glasgow's Merchant City. But what's all the fuss about? It's only got gloriously cosy interiors, lively sports screenings, a fantastic range of eclectic grub and... oh wait.

The Lauder's

Looking for the best cheap pubs in Glasgow city centre? The Lauder's is up there thanks to its live music, top-notch HD TVs and affordable menus. Here, you can catch the action-packed sports fixtures while chowing down on tasty tapas and gourmet burgers.

Three Judges Glasgow

Boasting a selection of Cask Marque accredited ales and beers, as well as everything from gin and whiskey to wine or Champagne, the Three Judges is a cosy West End pub that's well worth a visit. Making it onto CAMRA's guide, this award-winning spot is decked out with leather booths, bar stools and wooden interiors to create that traditional Glasgow charm.


When it comes to the best pubs in Glasgow Southside, one name that immediately springs to mind is Granary. Fronting both indoor and outdoor space for your imbibing, it's the perfect place to drink all year round, with pints, cocktails and tasty fare to boot.

Tennents Bar

When it comes to famous pubs in Glasgow's West End, Tennents Bar is always a winner. Offering a traditional boozer feel with a contemporary spin, it features patterned floors, a panelled bar and huge sports screens. On top of that, it whips up tasty grub and cracking drinks.

The Pot Still

Not only does The Pot Still have an immense whisky selection and the knowledge to back it up, but it's also home to the city's first-ever women's whisky club. A popular spot for after-work drinking, this place is bustling every evening, adding to the special feel of this 150-year-old pub.