Best Pubs In Glasgow

We Glaswegians love a boozer. Whether it's a cosy, dark wood-doused alcove or a sports-loving local legend, we're like bears to a honeypot. But if you're looking to try somewhere new (or simply visiting town) we've lined up our favourites in this Glasgow pubs list. So, grab yourself a pint of Guinness at an Irish hangout, get stuck into heavenly pizzas at a brewpub or warm yourself with a dram of whisky in traditional surrounds.

Last updated on 8th February 2023

Walkabout Glasgow

230 user reviews 4

On the hunt for cheap pubs in Glasgow city centre? Walkabout is a heaving hangout that gives a nod to its Australian heritage with zingy decor and a range of tasty tucker. And of course you won't be going thirsty, as the drinks menu is long enough to satiate any cravings you many have. 

WEST On The Green

158 user reviews 4

Modern equipment meets age-old tradition at WEST On The Green. Head here for a pint of authentic Glaswegian beer and an exciting menu combining Scottish and German ingredients, as well as a sprawling garden for when the weather's warm.

Drum & Monkey

183 user reviews 4

Nestled in an old bank building, Drum & Monkey is both traditional and elegant, making for one cool place to enjoy a tipple or two. Pop over to chomp on haggis, neeps and tatties, as well as towering burgers, washed down with pints aplenty.

Shilling Brewing Co.

209 user reviews 5

Shilling Brewing Co. is a renowned local favourite. Based on West George Street, the brewpub serves carefully crafted beers boasting fresh and innovative flavour combinations, as well as DJ nights, tours and live sports. If you get hungry? The pizzas are absolutely mega.

Curler's Rest

156 user reviews 4

One of the best pubs in Glasgow's West End, Curler's Rest is a seriously cosy hangout. Whether you're in a big group around a beerhall-style bench or a loved-up couple snuggling on the sofa, it's the perfect plot, with wholesome eats for any occasion.

The Horseshoe Bar

21 user reviews 3

Boasting 170 years under its belt, there's no doubt that The Horseshoe Bar is one of the best traditional pubs in Glasgow. The interiors are made up of dark wood and comfortable seating, while the menu totes pizzas, burgers and tapas plates.


92 user reviews 5

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.

Village Hotel's Pub & Grill is fabulous for many reasons. Not only is it just a short walk from Hydro and SEC (meaning it's perfect for a pre-gig or game sip), but it also boasts 70-inch screens showing the matches. For those with a rumbling stomach, the sarnies are a must-have.

The Ben Nevis

2 user reviews 5

The Ben Nevis is a lovingly designed boozer on Argyle Street that's ideal for a night of whisky sipping. Fronting bucketloads of charm, this Glasgow pub is laden with elements of Scottish folklore and history, plus is an ode to the rich countryside that surrounds the city.

The Raven

4 user reviews 5

Famed as one of the best pubs in Glasgow city centre, The Raven merges casual darts and live sports with a lip-smacking menu of mouthwatering ribs and fully stacked burgers. Oh, and did we mention the cocktails and craft beers?

The Pot Still

2 user reviews 5

Home to a wide whisky selection, The Pot Still was always going to make the list of the best Glasgow pubs in the city centre. A super spot for after-work drinks, it's often bustling with characters congregating for a quality bevs and a fabulous, women-only whisky club.