Quirky Things To Do in Glasgow
Looking for something to do that's fun but doesn't involve being dragged to a club and forced to dance in a circle with your pals 'til the wee hours? From burlesque shows to hidden bars, there's plenty of quirky things to do in Glasgow that offer something a little bit different to your usual. Take a look at our picks of the best quirky things to do in Glasgow and go try them out - you might just end up with a new hobby or undiscovered talent...
Last updated on 26th August 2016
There’s always some kind of mischief to get up to at the Bookclub. An eclectic haven with ping-pong tournaments and breathless DJ sets, regular events here include Say It Ain’t Sew - which combines cross stitch antics with cocktails - and the infamous Lady Balls Bingo, an evening of debauchery where you could leave with a cash prize of £500 if your numbers come in.
Anybody for drinks in one of the coolest hidden bars in Glasgow? Thought you’d be up for it. Not only is Tabac a great place to come for dinner, it’s also got a hidden secret tucked away in its depths. Look out for the glowing neon sign through the fire exit, push through the door and discover the Panther Milk Bar, which serves up signature Leche de Pantera cocktails every Friday and Saturday night.
Otherwise known as the Joint on the Corner, the Riding Room puts on all manner of different events and unusual entertainment throughout the week. You’ll never tire of the quirky activities on show here, with live sets, burlesque, side-shows and magic acts all taking centre stage as unusual cocktails are served in jam jars and silver kettles!
Tucked away somewhere along Bath Street is Flat 0/1, one of the most quirky places to party in the whole of Glasgow town. Bedecked with 70s furniture and with cupboards constantly stocked up with booze, Flat 0/1 invite you round to get stuck in to one of their full-on, all-out club nights where home-grown DJs crank up the volume and do their thing ‘til late.
Glasgow's oldest bar is also one of it quirkiest, with lots of interesting things to do. Check out their EatFilm nights every Tuesday, where you can get two meals and a movie for just £13.95. When you consider that a standard trip to the cinema will often see you coughing up more than that for just the one ticket, this is both one of the quirkiest and affordable evenings out in the city.
The Flying Duck is quite a purveyor of all things quirky in Glasgow, so it's no surprise that they've made the list. All The Young Nudes is a weekly life drawing class that welcomes everyone from the professional artist to newbies. Why not bring a friend and see what you can come up with? We can't guarantee you'll end up with a masterpiece but hey, it's fun, right?
Hummingbird has multiple personalities (or "rooms", as they're called) so you can be sure that there's always something quirky to do in this Glasgow bar. The super girly Glitter Room is the ideal place for a quirky night out. Book the room, bring some friends and make use of their karaoke machine - but if you're feeling a bit self-conscious, maybe sip a cocktail or two to warm up your vocal chords.