Glasgow Bar Crawl
Planning a Glasgow bar crawl? Stellar idea, can we come too? Picking your route takes a lot of work, you need a good balance of quiet bars, and lively banter, a great place to finish off at the end of the night, and ideally, some place to stop off for food along the way. If you're planning some bar hopping in Glasgow, the first thing you need to do is pick your destination. West End or Merchant City, Sauchiehall Street or Argyle Street? To help you along the way, we've done some of the hard work for you, with your guide to Glasgow bar crawls, area by area.
The West End is probably one of the best parts of the city for a bar crawl in Glasgow. Roughly speaking it's split into three strips, Great Western Road, Byres Road and Ashton Lane, of course, with a few gems in between. Whether you start at one end or the other, there are some great nightclubs to finish off in and some great restaurant bars to make a pit-stop in along the way. Whatever your route, hit up some of the West End's best bars, with Ubiquitous Chip, Faktory, Hillhead Bookclub and Jinty McGuinty's to name just a few.
If you like your Glasgow bar crawl with a side of chic, then Merchant City is the area to do it. As home to some of the best cocktail bars and gay bars in the city, this area is a little more sophisticated than most. Along your tipple tour of Merchant City, sample drinks at Metropolitan, Boteco do Brasil and The Social, before hitting the areas ample clubs like The Shimmy Club, Cirque, or Sugar Cube.
Bath Street is just one ready-made bar crawl in Glasgow, with some of the city's best bars all neatly lined up in a row. Take your pick from chic gems like Hummingbird and Moskito, rough and ready party bars like Lucky 7 and Flat o/1 or take in some tunes with Slouch and Bar Bloc, whatever tickles your fancy, this street has got it all, and then some.
The Finnieston area of Glasgow is somewhat undiscovered with some of the city's best bars just a stroll away from eachother. Along your tour of this party of town check out gems like Chinaski's, The Black Sparrow and Lebowski's, when it comes to where to round off your night, Distill or the Berkeley Suite will always guarantee and good time.
Sauchiehall Street has Glasgow's liveliest and wildest nightlife, so a bar crawl here is not for the faint hearted. Hit up some of the cooler joints for food like Nice 'n' Sleazies, Cocktail & Burger or Variety. Then save the wilder party bars til afters with the likes of Driftwood, The Garage, O'Couture and Campus all hotspots along the way.
If you're a commuting bar crawler, then you might appreciate hitting up some of the best bars close to Argyle Street. And this area has got some good 'uns, gems like whisky wonder emporium The Pot Still, cool cafe bar Vespbar, chic after work hangout, The Hope, and karaoke mad pub, The Horseshoe. Top it off at a big club like the Arches or Sub Club, or if you're looking for something a little more low key, The Admiral or Stereo will sort you right out.