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.
Head on over to Slay on the 16th of April for the performance of a lifetime, Resurrextion Circus Edition Drag Show. From Throne Events, this night will involve all kinds of amazing LGBT+ talent hitting the stage, with many up-and-coming names on the lineup.
Bringing with them a curious mix of burlesque, circus, drag and pole, Cauldron of Delights Kabaret is the quirky event you need to check out. Taking place at Merchant City's Slay, this goings-on is set to be a fabulous display of unique talents.
Looking for something that's a little out of the box? Be sure to head to Glasgow Craft Beer Festival at SWG3. This fun-packed event will involve top-notch bevvies, mouthwatering eats from independent kitchens and a line-up of fabulous tunes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As if the grand surroundings weren't enough, Teller's Bar @ The Corinthian's adjoining casino offers a totally unique night out in Glasgow. Open until 6am, this is the most happening hangout after hours, featuring great cocktails and a lively crowd.
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.
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.