Pubs in Merchant City
Merchant City is one of the most stylish areas in Glasgow, so it's no wonder it's not short of a watering hole or two. But among all the stylish cocktail dens, glam night clubs, and cool gay bars, are also a few hidden gems in the form of pubs. No frills, laid back hangouts, where you can kick back, enjoy a pint, treat yourself to some gastro grub, or watch a match, If you're looking for a cracking pub in Merchant City, lucky you, you've come to the right place.
Waxy O'Connor's is more than just your average Irish pub. Set over three floors, with six bars and nine spaces, it's something of a super-pub. Stunning carpentry which shoots up out of the floors and along the ceiling like a sprawling forest. With always on live sport, and great pub food, this vast, yet beautiful Merchant City pub is a top spot for a pint - we recommend the Guinness.
A gastro pub that feels like a sports bar vibe, Committee Room No.9 is a stylish Merchant City pub. Popular with sports fans, Committee Room No.9 screens live sport two large screens. Shoppers and workers from offices ner by pop in for a great selection of cocktails in the evening, and pub grub throughout the day. If you're looking for pub vibes and stylish surroundings, this is the place.
A no frills pub with great character, Blackfriars is a cracking spot for quirky tunes and fine pub fare. Upstairs the rough-around-the-edges, gastro pub serves up a wide and acclaimed menu of pub grub staples and an impressive range of niche brews, while downstairs a basement venue dishes out a variety of live acts and DJs playing everything from rock 'n' roll, swing, funk and blues, to lesser spotted reggae, surf and ska, as well as the odd indie offering too.
The chilled out pub in Merchant City, Babbity Bowster is a sweet spot for a quiet drink in the area. Boasting one of Glasgow's most popular beer gardens its a popular spot with al fresco drinkers and music fans who pile in for Sunday sessions. The rest of the week though Babbity Bowster is a "conversation bar", allowing the hum of patrons to create the soundtrack, rather than piped in tunes.
A beautiful, Victorian-style bar in the heart of Merchant City, The Libertine has all you need from a pub; comfy leather couches, good grub and live sport. Fast becoming a firm favourite with loyal regulars for quizzes, movie nights, open mic sessions and live music, it's a top spot for after work drinks or chilled weekend bevvies.
Rab Ha's is a Merchant City bar, restaurant and hotel with great food and quaint vibes. Named after a stout 19th century inhabitant of the city known as the Glasgow Glutton. With its namesake as inspiration, Rab Ha's prides itself on locally-sourced Scottish cuisine, with some of the most refined pub grub you'll find anywhere in the city. The bar itself is cosy and inviting, add this to the charming staff, while live sport and live music secure Rab Ha's position as a haven of good times and great Scottish hospitality.