Top 15 Glasgow Pubs

There is no doubt that this was one of the most difficult lists to collate because, let's face it, we've got some pretty wonderful boozers. From whisky haunts to gastro faves, real ale hubs to Irish hideaways, our city is bursting at the seams with watering holes, each unique and appealing in various ways. But there can only be 15 winners so, in no particular order, check out our guide to the top pubs in Glasgow. 

Last updated on 15th August 2022

Curler's Rest

122 user reviews 4

Boasting some of the best gastro grub in the city, plus one mighty selection of real ales and niche beers, Curler's Rest has all you need for a night down the pub. And if you've got a hankering for a Sunday roast? This one rustles up quite the spread.

Drum & Monkey

133 user reviews 4

A traditional boozer in the city centre, Drum & Monkey is a cosy nook for kicking back and relaxing with a refreshing pint. Plus, this place is well-known for its pub grub in Glasgow, so make sure to head over with an empty stomach to take advantage of its offerings.

Found in the Village Hotel, Pub & Grill is literally what it says on the tin. Head on over to revel in the cosy atmosphere of this old school boozer, as well as tuck into mouthwatering eats such as burgers and sticky wings. Plus, boasting huge 70" TVs, this is a popular sports pub in Glasgow.

Shilling Brewing Co.

172 user reviews 5

The only brewpub in the city centre, this fabulous joint is ready to help you uncover the world of beer. Shilling Brewing Co. stocks a vast variety of house and special guest pints, which you can enjoy alongside a tasty pizza menu.

WEST On The Green

158 user reviews 4

In search of a cracking craft brew? Go straight to the source at WEST On The Green. It's a fantastic find to sip beers made fresh on-site and tuck into German-inspired eats. And if it could get any better, it's also one of the best Glasgow pubs with beer gardens.

The Ben Nevis

2 user reviews 5

Pop over to Ben Nevis to revel in some of the finest whisky in the city, as well as traditional folk nights and a welcoming atmosphere. Plus, there's no need to leave your pup at home, as this is one of the most dog-friendly pubs in Glasgow. 

The Pot Still

2 user reviews 5

Not only does The Pot Still have an immense whisky selection and the knowledge to back it up, but it's also home to Glasgow's first-ever women's whisky club. A popular spot for after-work drinking, this place is bustling every evening, adding to the special feel of this 150-year-old pub.