A student fave just a stone's throw away from Strathclyde University, The Ark is a cheap and cheerful spot, complete with a large outdoor roof terrace. Boasting epic happy hour 2 for 1 deals as well as Sky Sports and outdoor pool tables, it's the ultimate summer hangout.
Where To Eat Outside In Glasgow
Sure, Scotland might not be blessed with the warmest of climates, but when the sun does come out? You bet we'll be making the most of it. Whether you're on the hunt for somewhere to enjoy an alfresco brunch, some rooftop cocktails or you just have a hankering for hearty pub grub in a sprawling beer garden, check out our guide to outdoor dining in Glasgow here.
Chaophraya boasts a beautiful balcony for all your alfresco drinking and dining needs. The impressive Glasgow drinking and dining venue is perfect for summer date nights or meet-ups with mates, serving a range of authentic Thai dishes and delicious cocktails.
Craving a holiday in the sun but not so keen on the airfare? Simply hop over to Cubatas instead - the Spanish-inspired West End restaurant serving the city's finest tapas. Feast on giant paella dishes, tasty patatas bravas and creamy aioli on the secluded, fairy-lit terrace
The streetside tables at Innis & Gunn are hot property come the weekend. Located on the picturesque Ashton Lane, this brewery-cum-bar is a haven for lovers of all things hoppy - with even the dishes including a splash of their most-loved ales. Think beer-infused beef curry and IPA-battered fish and chips.
Transforming a derelict 60s box factory into a wonderland of all things craft beer, Drygate is one of Glasgow's most unique spots. Head to this industrial-style drinking den to learn all about the brewing process whilst tucking into a menu of gourmet burgers and moreish puds.
A fuss-free boozer with top quality pub grub, a well-stocked bar and regular sports screenings, The Old School House is a crowd-pleasing watering hole. With a huge terrace to the front of the venue, decked out with twinkling lights and electric heaters, it ticks all of our summertime boxes.
Located in the heart of Glasgow's Royal Exchange Square, The Social is a one-stop-shop for all things cocktails, dancing and tasty scran. Boasting a hidden terrace, it's the perfect place for an outdoor breakfast or a few tipples in the sun.
Hailed as Glasgow's largest beer garden, Cranside Kitchen is an all-new venture serving freshly-poured pints, cocktails and street food from some of the city's most beloved food vendors. Head on over this summer with your closest pals and munch away while basking in the sun.
Specialising in sustainably sourced seafood, The Finnieston is a must-visit Glasgow spot. Devour freshly caught fish washed down with gin cocktails in the beautiful surroundings of the sun-soaked terrace or pop in for one of their legendary summer spritzes.
On the hunt for outdoor dining in Glasgow's West End? Look no further than Record Factory, the casual bar and restaurant serving up a mouthwatering selection of American-inspired dishes and cocktails at affordable prices. A fave among students and locals alike, it's a guaranteed winner when the sun comes out.
Specialising in all things American, Van Winkle is heaven on earth for anyone with a hankering for BBQ ribs, sticky wings and crunchy slaw. The ultimate meat lover's spot, this place is also home to a tiny beer garden decked out with greenery and fairy lights.
One of Glasgow's best-known alfresco dining spots, WEST On The Green is a restaurant, bar and brewery. Serving up pints just about as fresh as they come, the huge lawn area here is the perfect place to soak up some rays whilst digging into simple and hearty fare.