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 freakin' weekend". Here's our pick of the best nights out in Glasgow on a Friday.
Last updated on 21st February 2017
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.
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.
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.
Cocktails in the City is taking over The Briggait with a whole heap of liquor-laced fun. Learn how to blend spirits, rub shoulder with the best in the business and try a tipple from one of the amazing 18 bars at this brilliant August event.
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.
Put a little step into your Friday nights in Glasgow with the regular Ceilidh event at Sloans. Whether you know how to Ceilidh or it's set to be your first crack the dance, head on down as they promise a fun filled night of traditional dancing, drinks and more.
Everyone in Glasgow knows that when it comes to the most affordable, alternative club night in Glasgow, it's pretty much Propaganda that has you covered. Veritably loud and boasting the best in indie hits, head on down for a late Friday in Glasgow at the O2 ABC.
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.
Merchant City harbours one of the best-worst kept secrets in Glasgow, and it's the Riding Room provide 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.
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.
Bingo on a Friday night? Are we mental? No, actually, because this is Bongo’s Bingo, the craziest and most fun time you’ll ever have at a game of bingo. Among the usual calls of two fat ladies and the like, expect dance offs, rave rounds, weird prizes and a lot of mayhem.
Take the opportunity this Friday to hear some of the freshest sounds in indie music at Nice N Sleazy as they invite in three up and coming talents. Head over to Sauchiehall Street to hear Cassia, Brothers and False Friends play their brand of chilled indie.
Take your Friday night to the next level with this DJ night at Sub Club as iconic DJ Gilles Peterson gets behind the decks. The Radio 6 presenter will be mashing and mixing genres at the club's Melting Pot night that will have you dancing well into the early hours.