New Year's Day in Glasgow
Some might argue that New Year’s Day is for setting up camp on the sofa and keeping movement to a bare minimum, but what do these people know? Glasgow is a thriving social hub all year round, and New Year’s Day is no different to any other, folks. Whether you’re looking to retreat to one of the city’s cosy dens or shake off the hangover with further dance floor antics, we’ve got you covered. Here’s your definitive guide to New Year’s Day 2016 in Glasgow. Enjoy!
A hotel, bar and restaurant packed into one, Rab Ha’s has everything you’d need from a New Year’s Day recovery sesh. Pop down to the basement eatery where a wealth of seasonal, locally sourced fare should sort your hangover out, and there’s a large choice of whiskies if you’re planning on going all ‘hair of the dog’ on us.
These guys reckon kicking back in the company of their renowned steak pie is pretty much the perfect way to start 2016, and you know what? There's few complaints from DMN HQ. There's a glass of champers with your name on it if you're still in a celebratory mood, or a free flow of Bloody Mary's if you're proceeding into 2016 with caution.
All socialised-out after that NYE bash? Get away from it all at this elusive speakeasy spot in the city centre. The lack of a sign might prove problematic if you’ve not been before, but once you’ve tracked it down you can look forward to a 1st January packed with burgers, pasta, steak and White Russian cocktails.
600 years to the good and still nailing it in the West End, there's a proper feel-good vibe to Curler's Rest. Retire to the open fire, allow the enticing scents from the open kitchen to drift over you and piece together the events of the night before with a classy glass of wine.
Footie fan? The Ark sure know the score this New Year's Day. Line yourself up with a lazy day in front of the big screen, with this friendly boozer showing matches from the Premier League and England across the day. Do you know what would go perfectly with that? A sharing platter of burgers, hot dogs and a couple of pints (if you're feeling up to the challenge).