As Glasgow's first brewpub, Shilling Brewery has a lot to live up to. Elegantly decorated with a distinctly rustic and industrial look, the bar allows imbibers to taste a handful of well-crafted beers that had been brewed only a few meters away.
Craft Beer in Glasgow
With niche microbreweries doing it for themselves and bigger companies getting in on the act, craft and cask beers are bigger than ever. A plethora of craft beer spots dish out pint loads of the kind of brews good enough to make a beer buff weep. So if you like your hops chemical free, your pints unpasteurised and your drinks a little cool or quirky, then check out the best places to drink craft beer in Glasgow.
Microbrewery turned major craft beer force, BrewDog Glasgow joins the ever-growing craft bar empire. Expect house brews, a rotating line-up of guest crafts and regular brew-themed events with DJs on the decks.
With a great array of brews and ciders on the menu, as well as, a changing line up on draft, Pie & Brew is a prime choice. Check it out for live music and DJs as well as food and drinks.
Glasgow's first experiential craft brewery, Drygate brings craft beer in its bounty. Those on the hunt for a decent sip will love Drygate signature brews, whilst budding brewers can make use of the Drygate Studio Kit to create their own boozy beverages.
With over 90 on offer, Beer Cafe is your one-stop shop for beer in Glasgow. With beers on sale from every corner of the world, there's a card punch system and if you try 25 different beers you get yourself a free t-shirt. It's all in the name really.
One of the most unique places to drink craft beer in Glasgow, Kitty O Shea's is a bar that provides unique bottles and pints on all fronts. A favoured Irish pub with the interiors to match its contemporary flair, head on down for beer and ales aplenty.
Meat Bar might be more about the meat, but they do put a lot of thought into their bevvie offerings too. With some great Scottish brews on tap like Fyne Ales, and Cromarty Brewing Company, you can have your steak and drink a bit too.
This Alpine-style beer hall is just the ticket for any Glaswegian crafty. With over 70 ice cold brews from around the world alongside select specialist brews from Belgium, you won't go thirsty here.
Nestled right into the bank of the Kelvin river, this is a prime spot for sampling some of the small brewery's unique creations and bottled beers from niche brewers at home and abroad. With barbecues in the summer, Inn Deep is also a cracking destination for a beer and a burger.
A chilled out bar with a stylish interior, this Great Western Road hangout stocks its own house lager, as well as, 6 ever-changing craft and cask brews on tap. Make your way through your favourites, or if you can't decide what to drink, opt of a taster bar with three third pint snifters instead.
If you're a true beer aficionado, then why not go straight to the source? West Brewery is not just a cracking bar and restaurant, its also where the cogs turn and the hops brew to make West's unique beers.