Something A Little Different in Glasgow

There are tonnes of fun bars in Glasgow, but sometimes you want a bit more from your after-work drinks or birthday night out than simply a quiet pint or some good tunes. Enter: our 'Something a Little Different' section, stocked full of quirky hangouts and alternative bars to offer you an evening out with a certain je ne sais quoi. 

Shilling Brewing Co.

82 user reviews 5

When it comes to a unique night out in Glasgow, you certainly shouldn't be bogged down by the boring, and that's where Shilling Brewing Co. come in. Join them not only for delicious serves of authentic, Italian pizza, there's a roster of brilliant craft beers to boot. 


2 user reviews 5

Those of you that fancy trying something a little different in Glasgow will be hard pushed to give this place a miss. Sultry, sexy and sophisticated with markedly speakeasy inspired interiors, Tabac is a wonderland of cocktails and mixes that will keep you heading back for more. 


3 user reviews 3

With nights ranging from all-night raves to intimate live performances at The Poetry Club, epic Bongo's Bingo events to LGBTQ+ partying, SWG3 is a hub of all things nightlife in Glasgow. Explore their varied event schedule and find something fabulously quirky. 

Riding Room

10 user reviews 3

Cabaret stars and cage style booths; The Riding Room is definitely one of the wildest venues in Glasgow. Whether you're out on a quirky date night or having a drink in Merchant City, The Riding Room's eclectic roster will certainly give you something new to try.

WEST On The Green

158 user reviews 4

When it comes to looking for a little extra from your pint, West Brewery has certainly got it sorted. What better place to enjoy a cold brew than within the same walls it's made? This brewery meets bar is a stylish hangout, with cracking beers, tasty grub and a friendly feel. 


1 user review 4

This restaurant offers something a little different for diners in Glasgow. Thaikhun is bringing a level of Thai authenticity that can hardly be matched, from the kitsch interiors down to the affordable plates and classic flavours, it's fun and it's most certainly unique.

Bar Varia

1 user review 5

Bar Varia is an all-singing, all-dancing, all-kinds of fun themed bar that's perfect for quirky nights out in Glasgow. A classic bier halle with a mighty stock of brews, it pairs its wide array of brews with an equally-impressive menu of currywurst, goulash and legendary sausage suppers. 

Super Bario

3 user reviews 4

From Mortal Kombat II to Ridge Racer, Super Bario really pulls it out the bag when it comes to unique nights out in Glasgow. Of course, this arcade bar has a fully stocked bar with beer from across the globe, alongside coffee and American sodas to really make you feel like you're across the pond. 

As well as offering sultry dinners, hearty lunches and boozy brunches, 226 Gallowgate is a hub for creatives seeking a different kind of hangout. Against a backdrop of art-lined walls, dark furnishings and a piano that's waiting to be played, patrons can tuck into seasonal scran and refreshing bevs.

The Berkeley Suite

5 user reviews 4

What could be cooler than a bar that looks like a pawn shop from out front? Instead of selling off your granny's pearls, step inside into one of the city's hidden gems. A stunning bar and ballroom, The Berkeley Suite is one of fiercest clubs in Glasgow for those seeking something different.