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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The James Tassie, Glasgow

Our Glasgow pubs list wouldn't be complete without The James Tassie. Situated on Kilmarnock Road, this retro drinking den has quite the personality, showcasing live music sessions, sports screenings and a wonderful atmosphere. But that's not all, as it also has regular food and drink deals on.

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.

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.

The Howgait, Glasgow

The Howgait is a traditional Glasgow boozer, boasting a large, sunny beer garden as well as a cosy indoor space. Alongside a pint or two, you can munch on dishes like chicken katsu burgers, all-day breakfasts and sizzling steaks, with weekly quizzes and live sports for entertainment.


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.


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.

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.

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.

Hudsons Glasgow

One of the best Glasgow pubs even though it's a fair way out of the city, Hudsons is a great pick whether you're after live sports shown across many screens or a weekly quiz. But that's not all, as the bar has everything from pints to gin spritzes keeping your refreshed.

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.