Cool and Quirky Events in Glasgow

Something a little different, slightly left of centre, kooky, offbeat; anything a bit strange and we're all over it. Luckily there is no shortage of quirky things to do in Glasgow. From foodie frolics, to movie nights with a twist, crazy club nights and a novelty hi-jinks, our fair city has got them all... and then some. So why not check out our guide to the weird, the wonderful and the quirky events in Glasgow.

Last updated on 15th August 2017

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Love cocktails? Then you are in for one hell of a Friday night as Cocktails in the City takes over The Briggait with 18 of the best bars in Glasgow. Taking place in August, the night promises to be huge, with tastings, lessons on mixing, tips from experts and plenty of chances to try your favourite drinks.

Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
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In partnership with Fat Gay Vegan and William Bros Brewing Co, a huge vegan beer festival is coming to Glasgow. Head to Mono to check out the delicious selection of vegan beers, ciders and wines along with some seriously tasty vegan street food.

Festival, Daytime, Food & Drink
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Neverland is a quirky student night in Glasgow that's always got something outlandish going on. From bouncy castles to foam parties, Cone on your Head Night to Half Way to Christmas parties in June, this weekly Glasgow club night goes heavy on the whimsy. So next time you're in the mood for a novelty night out, this Sauchiehall Street nightclub is the place to head. 

Student Night, Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
Party Mash Up
Sauchiehall Street Area

Do you love dairy? Go weak at the knees for anything ice cream related? Then you're going to want to listen up as an ice cream festival comes to Glasgow complete with plenty of cones from your favourite local spots.

Daytime, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different

While it may only be held every 4th Wednesday of the month, Ball Drag Bingo is still one of the most unique nights out in Glasgow. Join Hillhead Bookclub as this unique night puts other bingo events in the city to shame with partying, bingo calling and booze galore.

Quiz Night
Party Mash Up
West End

Enjoy the last few weekend of August with a shed-load of delicious street food, drinks and live music. Vinicombe StrEAT Party will be featuring some of our favourite foodies, live music and loads of slurpable cocktails.

Festival, Fun Time Partying, Daytime, Something A Little Different
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West End

Monthly Meander is a quirky event in Glasgow for adventurous foodies. Every month West End bar Stravaigin take diners on a culinary tour of the world, with dishes of a different cuisine chosen for each event. Past events at the West End bar have been themed around tucker from Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico so you can expect a good vibe and delicious fare. Spot on for those looking for something a little different from both their night out and their dinner. 

Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
West End

With plenty of beer, bratwurst and live music, Oktoberfest is rolling into town this September. Dust off your dirndl and lederhosen and head over to SWG3 to join in with the two-day party.

Festival, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Stag Do
West End
@ The Lane Bar @ The Grosvenor on Every Thursday

Film buff rejoice - at last, a quiz that lets you test out your movie knowledge! The Mostly Movie Pub Quiz at The Lane Bar pays homage to the bars location (they're attached to a cinema) and the top prize is a £50 bar tab for The Lane - you'd best get swotting!

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West End

Starting in the States, Dr Sketchy's is a life drawing class like no other. Taking place at Stereo every second Sunday of the month, the group take up their easels, drinks and sketch unique characters, from the likes of burlesque stars through to contortionists.

Classes, Cabaret/Burlesque, Daytime, Something A Little Different
Argyle Street Area

From discovering a vintage goodie to finding a completely unique outfit, the Glasgow Vintage & Flea Market takes place every final Sunday at BAaD at the Barras from 10am.


The Friday Ceilidh

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@ Sloans on Every Friday

If you're looking for a cool and quirky event in Glasgow this week, look no further than the Friday ceilidh at Sloans. Held in the stunning Grand Ballroom of one of the oldest restaurants and bars in Glasgow, dance the night away with tradition jigs and reels and cracking live music from the resident ceilidh band. Don't forget your kilt. 

Something A Little Different, Live Music
Party Mash Up
Argyle Street Area

Things are hotting up over at the O2 as a huge Mexican style party comes to Glasgow. Festival of the Dead will bring hot DJs, live acts, circus performers and plenty of surprises to the city.

Clubbing, Cabaret/Burlesque, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
Hip Hop/RnB

Grab yourself a ticket to this one-day event at Barrowland Ballroom for a massive festival of tequila. The day will aim to show you more than 30 different varieties, Mexican traditions and feed you delicious street food.

Food & Drink, Daytime, Fun Time Partying, Supper Clubs
Hip Hop/RnB
East End

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