Adorned in wood and always buzzy, Waxy's is a cosy bar, all year around, but even more so once the mistletoe and holly come out for Christmas. And with a prime location just off Georges' Square, it's the ultimate hot port retreat after a night of scraping and skating on the ice.
Bars to Visit Around Christmas Time in Glasgow
Christmas time, mistletoe and wine. Oh we do love love Christmas here at DesignMyNight; the raucous parties, the frantic shopping, the never-ending face stuffing. But we also love the magic and the glow of the festive period, especially when it means having a romantic night out or a catch up with friends in one of the city's cosy watering holes. So if you're looking for somewhere toasty to toast to the season, check out our guide to the Glasgow bars that take Christmas seriously.
With its pretty fairy lights, Stravaigin is a festive bar in Glasgow all year round, but it's also a gorgeous bar to visit at near Christmas. Get lost in their wooden-clad, enchanted forest of a bar, which has plenty of nooks and crannies for date night, and a whopping whisky collection to keep the winter chill at bay.
Over weekends and during the day this Shawlands spot is all about their brunch, at night things get seriously cosy, from winter-perfect bottles of red wine to a cool cocktail list. Nab a leather booth and settle in for a night of small plates and a cool atmosphere.
Always ready to celebrate any occasion, you can bet that Hillhead Bookclub bring more than a little festive spirit. Spreading joy from their quaffable cocktails to their delicious Yuletide menu, they're one of the best Christmas bars in Glasgow to pay a visit of to.
There's something rather nostalgic about Christmas, and something rather nostalgic about Rogano too, making it the perfect place to meet old friends over Christmas. Enjoy some mulled wine or Champagne, or go all out with an oyster supper - the ultimate festive indulgence.
Hummingbird is a likely spot to drink at Christmas time in Glasgow, so if you're looking for a few bevvies someplace stylish to get you feeling festive, this is the place to come. Quiet in the early evening, it's a relaxed sojourn for post shopping drinks, before heating up in the evening, with the perfect level of Christmas craziness.
Head down to the slick cocktail spot on West George Street where they'll be serving up some tasty seasonal sips to keep you cosy during the colder months. Book a spot in one of their snug booths and enjoy some live musical entertainment to accompany your drinks.
Once the home of a newspaper, The Citizen is now a buzzing Glasgow bar that pays homage to its past with a towering wooden bar and royal blue booths. Escape the chill outside in this grand space, which along with Christmas dinners, is keeping the yuletide cheer high with decorations and warming cocktails.