10 Must Visit Places in Glasgow this Spring
That's it kids, we've made it through a pretty tough winter and spring has finally sprung - and you know what that means? You gotta get yourselves out there and catch some of those much coveted Glasgow rays while they last. But where, you ask. We've lined up our top picks for Springtime in Glasgow - whether that means pub gardens, park side bars or other such outdoor merriment, we've got it covered. Check it out! (Not sure it'll last? Take a look at our suggestions for Rainy Day Bars in Glasgow - a bit more realistic, perhaps).
Last updated on 1st December 2016
When the sun arrives to bounce off Glasgow's rooftops, at last we've got something to get excited about. If you're keen to catch some sweet rays, but fancy a spot of lunch or a real, actual glass to pour you alcoholic beverages into, you'll find Brel's garden area to suit. Imagine a plush green slope, picnic benches aplenty and a bottle of Brel's great Belgian beer in hand, and you've got yourself the ideal spot to relax on a sunny day in Glasgow.
These guys were so damn keen to get themselves a roof terrace (it has always been the dream, hasn't it...), they only went and knocked through the bloody roof. As if this popular West End bar and restaurant wasn't charming enough, roof-top dwellers will find themselves nestled in amongst the higgledy-piggedly of their neighbouring rooftops. Get the pints in, order some nosh and settle yourselves atop the famed Ubiquitous Chip roof terrace this Spring in Glasgow.
Saturday morning. The sun is out. You're battling the hangover from hell and you're on the hunt for the magical healing powers that only carbohydrates and a trusty hare of the dog can bring. Cue then, Curler's Rest. Boiled eggs and soldiers with bacon jam, smoked haddock on bubble and squeak, and eggy bread with grilled bacon and maple syrup. Bloody Mary's, craft ales and house-made tipples. You'll make it through, we promise.
Whether it's Glasgow Green or Kelvingrove Park that tickles your al fresco fancy, we've lined up our top picks for park-side parlours that excel in glorious grub, chilled bevvies and excellent chat. Perched beside Glasgow Green, West Brewery is about the closest you're gonna get to legal street drinking: serving award-winning beers and homemade pretzels in true German beer hall style, and not forgetting their extensive pub garden, this is an obvious choice for spring time fun in Glasgow.
Craft Beer is the next big thing, haven't you heard? What with BrewDog's steps into the sphere of global politics, and their expansion into South America, craft beer has made the headlines. Glasgow's bar and pub offering excels at chemical free hops and unpasteurised pints - head down to Munro's in the West End and sample their impressive range of quality craft and cask ales, as well as some of the best beers from around Scotland.
Built into the riverbed, bars don't get much more pleasant than Inn Deep on a sunny Spring day in Glasgow. These guys are very good at craft beer, and even boast their own outdoor area - a charming spot from which to look upon Glasgow's watery pride and joy, with a pint of something hop-py in hand and a plate of something tasty not far off.