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 season too, especially when it means having a romantic night out, or a catch up with friends in a cosy Glasgow bar. The twinkling fairy lights, the roaring fire, and the special atmosphere, of a Christmassy bar. So if you're looking for somewhere toasty to toast the season, check out our guide to bars to visit at Christmastime in Glasgow.
Last updated on 14th August 2017
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 nice of scraping and skating on the ice.
There's something rather nostalgic about Christmas, and something rather nostalgic about Rogano too. So it's the perfect place to meet old friends over Christmas. Enjoy some mulled wine or Champagne, or go all out with an oyster supper. If you're looking for a refined place for drinks this Christmas, it doesn't get more sophisticated than Rogano.
Make the journey over to The Finnieston for all kinds of cute this Christmas. With a dedicated gin menu and roaring fireplaces, you will warm up quickly in this lovely little spot.
The Waverley Tea Room with it's crisp, cosy vibes is a decidedly lovely place for a Christmas time drink in Glasgow. Rustic eats, choice tipples and a warm atmosphere - best of all it's a little away from the main city centre bustle, so the perfect stop off on your way home from the shops.
The Lane Bar at the Grosvenor Cafe has got plenty of festive treats in store over Christmas time in Glasgow. From its lively festive party nights, to chilled Christmas tipples, festive film screenings and seasonal string quartets, if you're looking for somewhere truly atmospheric to drink in December, wander down the cobbles to this cracking Ashton Lane bar.
Curler's Rest is a cosy bar in the West End and the perfect hideaway after a chilly day trawling the boutiques on Byres Road. Curl up by the fire, get a glass of wine into you,, dig into some comfort food, and soak up the atmosphere. Warm, Christmas, and pretty dang perfect for a winter's evening.
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. Great food and toasty vibes create the perfect ambiance for a pre-Christmas catch-up with friends.
Another bar with a prime location for post-skate tipples is Browns. Make a night of it and head to this bar around Christmas time for toasty Yuletide cocktails, hearty winter fare, the perfect reward after a day in the elements.
Enjoy a delicious taste of the Highlands at this city centre restaurant. Ardnamurchan is a swish venue that serves everything from steak through to seafood, all sourced locally.
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.