Cosy Pubs in Glasgow
Baby it's cold outside. Glasgow gets more than its fair share of cold nights, rainy days and snowy weeks. And where better to spend them than down the pub? They say every cloud has a silver lining, and the upside to Glasgow's bad weather is a great stock of good pubs. Toasty, cosy, intimate and warm, the kind of places you can nestle into for the day with a pint and a paper or wile away hours on a date or with pals. There's nothing quite like a warm pub on a cold day, so here's our pick of the best cosy pubs in Glasgow.
Last updated on 21st March 2017
The Ben Nevis is a cosy pub on Argyle Street with warm Scottish banter and a roaring turf fire. Three nights a week, live folk sessions create an even toastier glow, making this a lovely place to shelter on a winter's night in Glasgow.
Rab Ha's is a mighty cosy pub in Merchant City. Not only is it a short dash from the Buchanan Street shops in bad weather, but it's also got some of the toasty vibes, the best comfort food and the most friendly staff in the area. If you're looking for a bar to turn a bad day around, Rab Ha's is just the spot.
Despite a recent makeover, Munro's still manages to bag that cosy, rustic feel. From its quirky decor to its comfort eats along with chipper staff and great beers, it's just the place to duck into on a rainy night in Glasgow.
Slouch has some of the comfiest, cosiest couches in Glasgow, making it a rather special hideaway on a cold day in the city. Stay on 'til the evening and you're in for a treat, Slouch do some mega eats, as well as churn out live blues and jazz sessions almost every night. If a little soul food and soul music can't warm your cockles, nowt can.
This shabby chic basement pub on Bath Street is just about as cosy as they come. With worn in seating, old fashioned furnishings and a great stock of food and drink, it's a perfect bar in Glasgow to nestle into and ride out the storm.
The Glad Cafe has a homely feel from the minute you step inside, making it one of the cosiest bars in Glasgow. Not only has it got great food, fantastic live music and cultural events, and toasty vibes, but the do good nature of this not for profit cafe bar, means you get a ready-made fuzzy glow just by being a patron.
With its whimsical features, comfy seating, hearty eats and bright feel, The Waverley Tea Rooms is a cosy pub on Glasgow's Southside. While away an afternoon riding out the storm, with some serious comfort food and comfort vibes.
The Finnieston on Argyle Street is a cracking cosy venue. Rustic decor, a stone fireplace, old fashioned bookshelves and bench style seating make this one toasty hangout. With great food and incredible cocktails it's the sort of place where the world outside just sort of stops while you're in there. A great spot for a catch up with friends or laid back date night in Glasgow.
A toasty pub in the West End, the Curler's Rest is a perfect combination of comfy couches a warm fire, great comfort food and friendly vibes. The only problem is that eventually, you'll have to go outside again.
Stravaigin is one of the most quaint hideaways in Glasgow, and the perfect place to sit over great food, great wine and great conversation on a cold winter's night in Glasgow. From the higgledy piggledy layout, creating toasty corners and caverns, to the fairy lights adorning the bar, the rustic wood and original stonework, this whole bar oozes cosy, add in some hearty grub, and it'll take a whole heap of strength to leave again.