Top 10 Things To Do This Summer in Glasgow
Glasgow, sweet Glasgow. You know our love for you is undying 'n all, but your grey and deary facade does grow a little tiresome. Cue the long, balmy evenings of summertime and excuses in their surplus for all day revellry. Glasgow's weather forecast isn't always the most promising, but when the sun hits, be sure to make the most of the good weather and enjoy all that our fine city has to offer in the heat. We've lined up our top ten picks for things to in Glasgow this summer, all for your party purposes - whether it's frozen daiquiris, can after can of tonic wine or craft beer in excess, we'll give you the what's what on the Glasgow party scene.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Good ol' Ashton Lane. The picture postcard of Glasgow nightlife - hella good lookin' throughout the year, but something reeeaal special during the summer months. Scattered with charming pubs and bars, watched over by twinkling fairy lights and full to brim with warm weather wanderers, this is a stellar space for summertime relaxation. Head to Brel, a friendly spot on Ashton Lane that excels in chilled out chugging and laid back vibes. The perfect spot to spend the summer in Glasgow.
To the rooftops, Glasgow! We may not be blessed with an abundance of rooftop bars, but the ones we do have are going to be enjoyed. Take a wander down Ashton Lane next time the sun shows it's face and head atop Ubiquitous Chip to their ever so lovely rooftop beer garden: these guys are bloody good at Scottish tipples, bespoke wines and classic cocktails, as well as boasting an impressive selection of real ales and a mighty whisky collection. How better to enjoy summer in Glasgow, than atop the roof terrace of Ubiquitous Chip?
Yet again, we're faced with the harsh realities of the unpredictable Great British weather. The heavens have opened and once again, we find ourselves hibernating in the cosiest of Glasgow's bars. The Finnieston is a friendly joint in the up and coming area of, well - Finnieston, that happily serves up a hearty dose of chatter, seafood and old world spirits such as gin and absinthe. We all knew it was too good to be true - The Finnieston is a top choice of rainy day bar, perfect for that barely existent summer in Glasgow.
Sun worshippers rejoice: Glasgow boasts beer gardens in their abundance. Scattered across the city, Glasgow's pubs offer an exceptional al fresco option, with a regular feast of BBQs and outdoor entertainment for summer lovers to get stuck into. The Record Factory on Byres Road is renowned for being darn good at summer: bright and bustling, this beer garden in Glasgow delivers 89p midweek drinks and a sensational al fresco drinking experience, to the tune of regular live music performances and all of the sporting action across one of the biggest outdoor screens in the city.
There's nothing like a little hair of the dog to get you on the move after a heavy night on the booze. See this gal? She was out last night, and very wisely decided to beat the hangover from hell with a glass of a heavily caffeinated spirit (and a hearty breakfast, but that's outta sight). The Butchershop Bar & Grill is a great shout for boozy brunches in Glasgow - plus, they've got a chirpy 'lil outdoor terrace to feed you and your pals that much needed dose of fresh air to keep you upright and breathing this summer in Glasgow.