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 exciting experiences that offer something a little bit different to your usual. Take a look at our pick of 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 12th July 2021

Anybody for drinks in one of the city's coolest hidden bars? From cabaret venues to down and dirty club venues, sleek hideaways to boltholes off the beaten track, we've lined-up the secret bars in Glasgow for when you just want to escape it all.

Bar Varia

1 user review 5

Get some top-quality Germen bier in you and party like it's Oktoberfest at Bar Varia. Promising an all-singing, all-dancing, all-kinds of fun night out in Glasgow, it's one of the city's quirkiest and most beloved bars for it's delicious refreshments and unique charm.

Super Bario

3 user reviews 4

Super Bario is Glasgow's first dedicated arcade bar and it is everything you could want for a quirky night out. Restoring a heap of classics from the golden era of gaming, you can battle your friends on Mortal Kombat one night and compete against your date on Ridge Racer the next.

The Golf Lounge

2 user reviews 4

One of the quirkiest bars in Glasgow, this fun and interactive golfing experience is letting you play some of the world's best courses without having to leave the city centre. Head over to the Golf Lounge for the chance to compete and party until the wee hours.

Riding Room

10 user reviews 3

When it comes to quirky events and unusual entertainment, Riding Room is up there. 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.


3 user reviews 3

If clubbing is more your type of thing? You won't want to miss out on what's happening at SWG3. Having hosted the likes of Seth Troxler and Eats Everything, this late night mecca can also switch things up with outdoor movie screenings, Bongo's Bingo and more unusual events.