Waxy O'Connor's is so much more than just an Irish pub, it is also a brilliantly quirky venue, featuring stunning decor throughout its three floors. Think gothic, church-like interiors, vibrant mosaics and ceilings adorned with gnarled tree branches.
Something A Little Different In Glasgow
Our fabulous city really is a hub for the weird and wonderful; whether you're on the hunt for a themed bar, fancy a boozy daytime activity or love a bit of wild bingo, this place has got it all. So you can enjoy an evening out with a little je ne sais quoi, we've rounded up all the quirky hangouts and unique events in Glasgow. You'll never be bored again.
If you're looking for quirky things to do in Glasgow, Arta is a stunning venue that's got a unique night on nearly every day of the week. Make your way over for themed supper clubs, cocktail masterclasses, Spanish afternoon teas and the famous Club Cabaret.
Fancy a bit of ping pong, or a few rounds on the Super Nintendo? Perhaps you want to drink cocktails out of an old gramophone, play drag bingo or join the sewing club? Hillhead Bookclub is a hive of offbeat activities where folk congregate for unusual nights out.
The Riding Room is up there as one of the quirkiest bars iaround, fronting fabulous, vintage interiors and evenings of unusual entertainment. Whether you fancy an evening of saucy cabaret or want to be dazzled by magic, this place's eclectic roster will certainly give you something new to try.
If you're a fan of the macabre, you will not want to miss out on this unique online experience. Scotland's Darkest Secrets is an immersive virtual tour that uncovers some of the grisly moments in this country's history, all the while telling stories of cannibals, witches and ghosts.
Thought bingo was a thing of the past? Think again. Bounce Bingo by Zandernation is the night out you never knew you needed, providing you with some of the hottest local DJs, as well as a cracking host and a games session that'll blow your socks off (with cracking prizes to boot).
Whether you're a budding chef or just fancy a cool activity, YO!'s sushi school is bound to be brilliant. Not only will you construct bites such as crunchy Cali rolls, salmon nigiri and sashimi, but also enjoy the fruits of your labour. On top of that, there will be beer, fizz and nibbles to fuel you through.
Loud, grand and oh-so-cool, this Bavarian-inspired beer house champions all things German. From its wooden interiors down to the steins and schnitzel, it's one of the most unique bars in the area. It's simply begging for a visit from those of you who are fans of the quirkier things in life.
Bar Varia is an all-singing, all-dancing, German-themed bar that's perfect for quirky nights out in Glasgow. This classic bier halle boasts a mighty selection of brews, which it pairs with an equally impressive menu of currywurst, goulash and legendary sausage suppers.
As well as offering sultry dinners, hearty lunches and boozy brunches, 226 Gallowgate is a hub for creatives seeking quirky digs. 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.
From Mortal Kombat II to Ridge Racer, Super Bario really pulls it out of the bag when it comes to quirky bars 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.
What could be cooler than a secret bar that looks like a pawn shop at first glance? Instead of selling off your granny's pearls, step into one of the city's hidden gems. The Berkeley Suite is one of the best clubs in the area for those seeking something a little different.
SWG3 is a hub for all things nightlife, boasting a varied event schedule throughout the week. Whether you fancy a raucous rave, an evening of intimate poetry, an epic Bongo's Bingo session or some LGBTQ+ partying, this West End hotspot is bringing the buzz in high supply.
This list wouldn't be complete without mention of Fore Play Crazy Golf. Combining mini-golf (the layout of which is inspired by the city), booze and delicious street food, it's an all-round winner if you fancy something a little different for date nights, group outings and special celebrations.