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 twist. If you're looking for something special from your night on the town, check out these venues with a certain je ne sais quoi. 

Last updated on 23rd March 2018

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Sloans is bringing the best in folk music every Wednesday night, where you can play yourself, listen to it all, grab a drink, and have a bit of a different night.

20:30 - 00:00
Live Music, Something A Little Different
Argyle Street Area
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Waxy O'Connor's Glasgow

2 user reviews

Waxy O'Connor's is so much more than just an Irish pub, it is also a twisty, turny, brilliantly intricate venue, featuring incredible decor throughout its three floors. Head there for a fresh pint of Guinness, some hearty dishes and some seriously unique surroundings.

Happily Affordable ££
Merchant City

Try something a little different in Glasgow this winter with this super fun treasure hunt experience. Solve the clues on the map to reach your final destination - a great city pub where you'll receive 20% off on your food and drinks bill. 

10:00 - 22:00
Daytime, Walks & Tours, Quiz Night, Something A Little Different
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Let Joe Black help you find your inner villain at this cool and quirky event. If you're looking for something a little different in Glasgow, then look no further then this fun night of music and comedy.

19:30 - 22:00
Comedy, Live Music, Cabaret/Burlesque
Burlesque/Piano
Merchant City
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Not your typical night of cabaret, join this Great Gatsby ball for glitz, glamour, a star-studded line up of performers, as well as an amazing swing band and a gramophone DJ to really get the party started.

19:30 - 02:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Clubbing, Comedy, Date Night
Burlesque/Piano
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Shilling Brewing Co.

3 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable
Glasgow City Centre
Pub

Thaikhun

1 user reviews

A restaurant like no other 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.

Happily Affordable
Southside

If you’re sick of the same old drinks, head to the Rum Festival, and you can drink over 100 different rums with your choice of mixer, as well as enjoy industry expert talks, live entertainment, dancing, and delicious street food.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Something A Little Different
Commercial/Pop
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WEST On The Green

5 user reviews

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. Add that to one of the best beer gardens in Glasgow and you can't go wrong with a night out at West. 

Happily Affordable ££
East End

We're suckers for themed bars, so The Tiki Bar and Kitsch Inn was always going to be a winner with us. A fruity, fun bar on Bath Street, the cocktails come in proper ceramic jars straight from the South Pacific, the chairs are made of rattan and the DJ booth is actually a beach hut. If that's not enough, to leave Hawaii just step upstairs for some grub and you'll find yourself in sixties suburbia. A cool concept that you need to discover in the city centre.

Happily Affordable ££
Sauchiehall Street Area

The Berkeley Suite

4 user reviews

What could be cooler than a bar that looks like a pawn shop from out front. Indeed of selling off your granny's pearls, step inside into one of Glasgow's hidden gems. A stunning bar and ballroom, The Berkeley Suite is one of fiercest clubs in Glasgow with monster club nights and up for it crowds, it's certainly something special for your evening on the tiles.

Happily Affordable ££
Sauchiehall Street Area

Flat 0/1

2 user reviews

A fun hangout on Bath Street perfect for the cool kids, Flat 0/1 adds plenty of quirky features to your standard night out. From classic films on the big screen to fun club nights throughout the week - not to mention the offbeat, octogenarian chic decor - something a little different is always on the cards here. 

Drinkonomical £
Sauchiehall Street Area

Tellers @ The Corinthian

2 user reviews

As if the grand surroundings weren't enough, the adjoining casino at Teller's Bar in the Corinthian Club certainly gives a fresh spin to your Glasgow night out. Open until 6am, this is the most happening hang out after hours with great cocktails and a lively crowd. And who knows you may get lucky at the tables and head home at sunrise, quids in. 

Happily Affordable ££
Merchant City

Riding Room

8 user reviews

Cabaret stars and cage style booths; The Riding Room is definitely one of the wildest venues in Glasgow. Whether you're out on a debaucherous date or having a drink in Merchant City with pals and looking to be entertained, The Riding Room's eclectic roster of burlesque shows, magicians, musicians and comedians will certainly give you something new to try. If the acts don't do it for you? The absinthe surely will.

Happily Affordable ££
Merchant City

Hillhead Bookclub

9 user reviews

Fancy a bit of ping pong, or a few rounds on the Super Nintendo? Maybe you want to drink cocktails out of an old gramophone, play bingo or join the sewing club? Hillhead Bookclub is a hive of offbeat activity where folk congregate for a quirky night out. If you're looking for something a little different in Glasgow, here is most definitely the place. 

Drinkonomical £
West End

Loud, grand and oh so unique, enjoy all things German at this Bavarian inspired beer house in Glasgow. From quirky interiors down to steins and schnitzels, there's barely anywhere else like it in the city, and it's begging for a visit.

Happily Affordable
Glasgow City Centre

Tabac

2 user reviews

Those of you that fancy trying something unique in Glasgow will be hard pushed to give Tabac 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. 

Happily Affordable
West End

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