Best Pubs In Glasgow City Centre

Our city certainly has its fair share of boozers, but which ones are topping the list? From bustling Irish haunts and sports-loving hangouts to cosy nooks and gastro havens, there are so many places for you to wet your whistle. So, if you find yourself gasping for a pint, make sure to explore our suggestions of the best pubs Glasgow city centre has to offer.

Last updated on 15th July 2022

Shilling Brewing Co.

162 user reviews 5

Shilling Brewing Co. brings a unique concept to the city centre with its brewpub, serving both in-house and Scottish guest pints. Pop along and try one of the frothy craft creations alongside stonebaked pizzas - chorizo and black pudding anyone?


14 user reviews 5

Wood-panelled walls, leather booths and cosy lighting make up the bones of this city centre haunt. Pop along to tip back a range of top-quality sips, from refreshing cocktails to classic ales, as well as chomp on a menu of eclectic bites, with plenty of TVs showing all the sports fixtures.

Walkabout Glasgow

181 user reviews 4

Walkabout is one of the best Glasgow city centre pubs, toting a vibrant Aussie theme throughout. Not only can you bag affordable tipples and droolworthy munch, but also enjoy live sports screenings via the massive projector. Plus you can expect a heaving dancefloor on the weekends.

Drum & Monkey

122 user reviews 4

Nestled under an old bank, Drum & Monkey is one of the best real ale pubs in Glasgow city centre. You'll find a whole load of award-winning brews on tap, alongside an enticing array of spirits and hearty eats. It's the ultimate spot for post-work tipples with pals.

The Horseshoe Bar

21 user reviews 3

Very much an iconic institution, The Horseshoe Bar is a local fave, offering characterful interiors and an enticing range of brews. It also rustles up the best pub food in Glasgow city centre, so head on over for lots of Scottish classics, including fish and chips, gourmet burgers and more.

O'Neill's Grand Central is one of the best Glasgow pubs in the city centre for many reasons. Boasting the likes of bottomless pizza brunches, sloshing pints of Guinness and a cool beer garden that's primed for sunshine sips, it's hard to go wrong with this spot.

The Raven

4 user reviews 5

The Raven is a proper pub in the centre of town, slinging out a menu of classic plates, including roast dinners, sumptuous burgers and grilled sandwiches. That's not all though, as the ever-rotating range of craft beer perfectly fits in with the bar's penchant for casual darts.

The Pot Still

2 user reviews 5

As it's home to over 300 different types of malt whisky, you can be sure that The Pot Still is a hot contender as the best pub in Glasgow city centre. Loved by locals and tourists with a penchant for firewater, this will see you whiling away the hours working your way through the selection.