A charming Irish spot, Waxy O'Connor's is a traditional Glasgow pub that serves a truly great pint of Guinness. With wooden features throughout and sport screenings, this spot is perfect for whiling away your weekend.
Traditional Pubs in Glasgow
We love a good pub here at DesignMyNight, and traditional pubs are some of our very favourite. From old Victorian boozers to Scottish heritage pubs, Glasgow has a wealth of atmospheric drinking dens, stocked with antique features, unique fixtures and charming vibes. Check out our pick of the best traditional pubs in Glasgow.
The Horseshoe Bar is a traditional pub in Glasgow, with a quirky claim to fame. It has the longest continuous bar in Britain. And, it's shaped like a Horseshow. This 170 year old pub, is bursting with original Victorian pub features, from wooden panels and clouded glass, to antique light fittings and ornate pillars. With a great location near Glasgow Central, this Glasgow pub is a neat spot for after-work drinks in Glasgow.
The Ben Nevis is a traditional pub in Glasgow that pays tribute to ll things Scotland. Typical traditional pub features include stone walls, dark wood and a always-on fire, but as well as that are lots of quirky indigenous features. Old rope knotted into railway sleepers, salvaged from a ship, framed cuttings from the Highlands, slate slabs, chunks of wood, and iron castings. With Gaelic etchings on the bar and walls, this is one of the most charming traditional pubs in Glasgow.
Curler's Rest is a great traditional pub in Glasgow. From the outside this place already looks cosy and inviting with paneled windows and white-washed walls. Inside, stone walls and a big open fire create the feel of a country pub, despite the fact that this West End bar is parked right in the middle of the action on Byres Road. With a great selection of beers and a cracking Sunday roast, Curler's Rest has all the makings of the perfect traditional pub.
As well as being a historic hotel, Rab Ha's is a historic Glasgow boozer. Located in Merchant City, the spot is a taste of Glasgow's past with lagers, beers and homecooked food all part of the package.
The Pot Still is a cracking traditional pub in Glasgow. This Central Glasgow whiskey bar is decked out in embellished dark wood panelling, and the ceiling cornices have ornate detailing. Add wooden pillars, stained glass, and seating, almost as old as this 150 year old pub and you have yourself one of the best traditional boozers in Glasgow.
A cracking traditional pub in Glasgow, Sloans is steeped in old features. As one of the oldest pubs in Glasgow (this place is 200 years old!) is still has an old wooden snug. Whitewashed walls set the tone outside, while embellished wooden features, parquet flooring and antique lighting, all adds to historical feel of this beautiful Glasgow pub. Best of all Sloans host a ceilidh every Friday night - it doesn't get more traditional than that.
Keeping things humble and honest, The Finnieston in Argyle Street may be one of the coolest pubs in Glasgow, but that doesn't mean that don't know a thing or two about keeping up with Scottish traditions.