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.

Last updated on 26th August 2020

The Ark

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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. 

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.

The Old School House

1 user review 4

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.


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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.

Van Winkle

1 user review 5

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.

WEST On The Green

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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.