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 September 2018




14 events @ 2 venues with 15 upcoming dates from 03 Oct 2018 until 11 Nov 2018

This is the perfect excuse for both of you to stay up, as infamous GlasVegas showgirl Roxy Stardust will present a whole range of spectacular burlesque and cabaret performers, all in the middle of the night and on Wednesdays.

@ The Ben Nevis on Various dates from Thursday 18th October 2018

Do you worship at the altar of whisky? Then this tour is for you; join the expert guides as they lead you around four of the best bars in Glasgow's West End, feeding you malts and information as you go. It's a great quirky thing to do in Glasgow whether you're a visitor or a native.

Waxy O'Connor's Glasgow

2 user reviews 4

Waxy O'Connor's is really a site to behold, and it's not every day you say that about an Irish pub. The interior juxtaposes old church décor with stunning carpentry that springs from the floor and climbs the ceiling as if you're drinking in a forest. This quirky Glasgow bar is spread across three floors, with six bars and nine seating areas, and offer a delicious food and drink selection.       

Gin71

5 user reviews 5

Gin71 is a dedicated cocktail and gin bar in Glasgow central, boasting the largest selection of artisan gins in the city! Try some of their delicious cocktails or homemade tonics – if you're unsure, one of the bar staff is bound to help you! But it's really the interior that delivers on the quirkiness, featuring a whimsical mix of mirrors, archaic paintings, exposed brickwork and candlesticks.

Tabac

2 user reviews 5

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.

Super Bario

3 user reviews 4

Super Bario is the first ever Glasgow arcade bar and it is everything you could want. Restoring a heap of classics from the golden era of arcade gaming, you can battle your friends on Mortal Kombat one night and compete against your date on Ridge Racer the next. They also supply the best, locally-produced beers and wonderful booze from around the world.

Riding Room

8 user reviews 3

Otherwise known as the Joint on the Corner, the Riding Room puts on all manner of different events and unusual entertainment in Glasgow. 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!

Hummingbird

5 user reviews 4

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 Sauchiehall bar. The super girly Glitter Room is the ideal place for a quirky night out in Glasgow. 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. 

Flat 0/1

2 user reviews 5

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.