For almost 170 years, The Horseshoe Bar has been something of an institution in Central Glasgow. Boasting the accolade of the longest continuous bar in Britain, the pub is actually shaped like a horse shoe. An old Victorian boozer, The Horseshoe's true claim to fame is it's legendary karaoke sessions every night while its ample pub grub and wide whisky and draught selection brings punters in throughout the day. A great traditional pub in the heart of Glasgow's City Centre.
Pubs in Argyle Street
Great banter, great brews, great bars; Glasgow has one cracking pub scene. And as a key spot in Glasgow City Centre, the Argyle Street Area has more than its share of good boozers. Whether you're looking for a pint and a chat, or a wee dram and some quiet time with the paper, we reckon this sampling of Glasgow pubs will be right up you (Argyle) street.
Something of a city centre institution, The Pot Still is about as steeped in history and tradition as a Glasgow pub can get. This great whisky den claims the largest collection of malts in Scotland - they've over 560 to choose from. A proper Glasgow pub, with a friendly, warm, family-run atmosphere, this place is bustling seven nights a week
With something of a cult status among locals, The Admiral guarantees a cracking night out in Glasgow City Centre. While it looks like just-your-average boozer from the outside, inside, The Admiral is rare treat. Upstairs a friendly, chilled out bar with posh pub decor, makes for a bustling local, with great pub grub and a packed schedule of quiz nights and live sport. Downstairs The Admiral's club and venue, The Hold, hosts a collection of some of Glasgow's best-loved club nights and epic live sessions.
With a location up the Finnieston end of Argyle Street, The Ben Nevis is a traditional Scottish pub, with one of a kind features that pay ode to its homeland. With contemporary trad sessions three nights a week, The Ben Nevis can be everything from a lively folk bar at night, to a quiet local by day, with comfortable seating and chatty regulars always up for a natter over a pint of IPA. If it's a dram you're after, with over 100 bottles of whisky on offer, there's plenty to choose from. The Ben Nevis is also a dog friendly pub, with pooches as valued as the regulars for their custom. A quirky pub, with great heart, The Ben Nevis is one of the Glasgow's real gems.
Another homegrown favourite comes from Argyle Street in the form of the pub-come-bar McChuills. Both a live gig space and a traditional boozer, this Glasgow stalwart is the place to be where local and home grown talent takes to the stage and the beer comes from near and far pastures. What more do you need other than a pint in hand and some toe-tapping music?