Friday Nights in Glasgow

You made it. Congratulations. It's Friday. End of the week. Two whole days of work-free bliss ahead of you. Let's celebrate. Glasgow has some incredible bars, pubs and clubs for your Friday night festivities. If you're letting your hair down in a city centre club, having some chilled after work cocktails in Merchant City or going on a date in the West End, then there's a bar in Glasgow for you. As a wise woman (Rihanna) once said, "Cheers to the freakin' weekend". Here's our pick of the best nights out in Glasgow on a Friday. 

Last updated on 13th April 2018

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Friday night is cabaret night at Arta. Head there for some amazing cabaret and a variety show featuring everything from burlesque to magic and live music, and afterwards there’s a club night.

20:00 - 03:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Fun Time Partying, Live Music
Burlesque/Piano
Merchant City
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Great cocktails and great music, get down to Boteco Do Brazil every Friday as their resident DJ Juan Salgado brings the best in Samba, Latino, Merengue, funk and more – all while you drink rum cocktails.

23:00 - 03:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Student Night
Party Mash Up
Merchant City
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Put your Glasgow Friday nights into the trusty hands of Distrikt, one of the best club's in Glasgow. Pretty Sweet takes place every week; music comes from the more than capable DJ Grantos, there's drinks from £1.50 and free entry before 12am.

23:00 - 03:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, VIP Party
Commercial/Pop
Merchant City
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The clue's in the title with this one from party-hard The Sanctuary. Taking place every Friday night, Friday Club is three sweet hours of banging R&B, hip hop and club classics - if you're not ready for the weekend now, you never will be.

23:00 - 02:00
Fun Time Partying, Clubbing, VIP Party
Commercial/Pop
West End
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Get behind the bar and shake something up pretty special with this amazing cocktail masterclass. Not only will their trained mixologists be on hand to guide you through it all, you can decorate your drinks with candy.

10:00 - 03:00
Classes
Merchant City
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Alea Glasgow Casino

2 user reviews

Fancy adding some Vegas-style fun to your Friday nights? Then look no further than Alea Glasgow Casino, open until 6am there's everything you need for a night out. Play blackjack, roulette and poker, feast on Indian food or take part in one of their party nights.

Happily Affordable
Southside

Revolution Glasgow

5 user reviews

Refuse to be bogged down by the boring with a Friday night in Glasgow to remember. Heralded with the young and the fun in the city, join Revolution every Friday night for the very best in drinks deals, confetti, a roster of DJs, dancing and plenty more. 

Happily Affordable ££
Argyle Street Area

Sub Club

5 user reviews

If you've been living for the weekend, then what better place to dance away your work week stresses then at one of Scotland's best clubs? Sub Club has banging club nights every Friday guaranteed to get ravers set up for the weekend. With Return To Mono on once a month as well as other guest and resident nights every week, this basement club is a select spot to take your Friday night in Glasgow to the next level. 

Happily Affordable ££
Argyle Street Area

Spend your Friday night meeting real people at this dating event hosted by a comedian, where you’ll sit in mixed groups of men and women, with rounds keeping the conversation going. And after each round, the men will move spaces so you can chat to everyone.

20:00 - 22:30
Dating, Comedy, Something A Little Different
West End
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DJ Jim ‘Haji’ Haggerty takes to the decks every Friday night in Glasgow for a pure and proper party well on into the late hours. From cocktails and dance floor favourites down to food should you want it, head on down after work for drinks to remember. 

17:30 - 03:00
Fun Time Partying
Commercial/Pop
Merchant City

Riding Room

8 user reviews

Merchant City harbours one of the best worst kept secrets in Glasgow, and it's the Riding Room that provides some of the very best Friday night entertainment in the city. The perfect location for the end of the week, head on down for cabaret, cocktails, burlesque and plenty more. 

Happily Affordable ££
Merchant City

Hummingbird

6 user reviews

There's nothing quite like that first drink on a Friday evening, and if it's half price and in cocktail form, even better. Fridays at Hummingbird on Bath Street are always hopping. With free nibbles, half price cocktails, and shoulder rubs - yes shoulder rubs - it's the perfect spot in Glasgow for shaking off the shackles of the week. 

Happily Affordable
Sauchiehall Street Area

Hillhead Bookclub

9 user reviews

Sometimes there's a clear contender for some of the best Friday nights in Glasgow, and sometimes it's clear that it's Hillhead Bookclub. Whether you're heading down for ping pong, tables of food or a roster of creative cocktails in a quirky space, they sure do make for a perfect end to the week. 

Drinkonomical £
West End

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