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.
A bustling Irish joint, Waxy O'Connor's is a sprawling monster of a pub. Set over three floors, this hideaway is beautifully crafted with incredible carpentry throughout. Despite the size, it still has a homely, local feel with sports screenings, fresh pints and stellar grub.
O'Neill's Merchant Square is quite the choice if you're looking for affordable fare, pints and cocktails. Even better, it holds regular live music nights and buzzing sports screenings. Or if you fancy, you can also check out its sister site in the city centre.
Ah, The Lauder's. It's one of the best pubs in Glasgow for couples, thanks to its unique interiors (think indoor foliage and leather seating), as well as the regular roster of cracking live music. But to drink? Choose from beers, cocktails or lip-smacking wines.
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.
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.
The craft beer extraordinaires at Innis & Gunn have perfected the art of the humble pub with their Ashton Lane outpost. They pour pints freshly brewed on site, which go perfectly with the gastro grub that has locals coming back time and time again.
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.
From the casual interiors and perfectly poured pints to the menu of Deep South-style grub, you can see why BrewDog has proven so popular. A fantastic craft beer pub in Glasgow's West End, it takes your casual drinking session to the next level.
An inviting space of rich wood, traditional Irish decor and snug alcoves, Kitty retains a warm ambience that must be savoured. There are plenty of beers on tap (and a devoted whisky bar if things look like they're escalating), plus plenty of comfort food classics to keep you filled.
A prized seafood restaurant and cocktail haunt complete with its own secret garden, The Finnieston uses the finest Scottish ingredients, and it shows. Pop in for a feast of fresh oysters and daily catches, before retiring to a gin bar for exciting signatures and a medley of G&Ts.
A bustling bar and classic boozer rolled into one, McChuills is one of the city's best live gigging venues, where you can also douse yourself in international brews aplenty. With its penchant for folk music and cracking comedy, it will have you jigging 'til late.
Drygate made a name for itself as the nation's first experiential craft brewery. Comprising of a raised beer garden, restaurant, bottle shop and 24 taps, it remains at the forefront of Scotland's drinking scene as one of the most famous Glasgow pubs.
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.