Best Bars in Glasgow
Glasgow can offer you a pretty impressive night out, as long as you know the right places to go that is.
Throughout Glasgow city centre you will find plenty of bars and places to enjoy a cocktail or two. But if you are new to the city it will probably be quite difficult to narrow down all of them and put together the top ones that you want to visit during your time in this Scottish city. To make things easier we have put together a list of the 10 best bars in Glasgow. That way you will have a better idea of the places to go for a drink in the evening.
1. Hillhead Bookclub
A Glasgow West End bar that is full of character, colour and amazing cocktails. This bar can provide you with a numerous amount of things. Ping pong, retro computer games, gramophone cocktails, vintage fairs and disc jockeys. If you are looking for a bar that has it all and also has an impressively affordable cocktail list, then this is definitely the place for you. It is perfect for any day of the week so whenever you are fancying a drink then Hillhead Bookclub will be the best place to head.
17 Vinicombe St | Website
2. Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn
Tiki Bar is a basement bar that will make you feel as though you have transported to an exotic island haven! But in reality you are in a bar in the city centre of Glasgow. Whether you are looking for a tropical cocktail, or a drink of beer or rum and even a few bar snacks. You will find it all here. The Tiki Bar also has the Kitsch Inn where you can enjoy a bite to eat before you get onto the drinking. So if you are looking for a place to start your evening this could be it.
214 Bath St | Website
3. Gin71 Glasgow
Everyone loves gin now, wherever you go you will find a delicious gin based cocktail but if you think of yourself as a gin connoisseur then you will love Gin71 in Glasgow. This is known for being Glasgow’s first dedicated gin bar. And it is located right in the heart of the city centre, meaning you will be able to easily enjoy this bar as you make your way to or from a few more on your night out. And since they have dedicated their bar to gin we’re sure the drinks here will be perfect.
71 Renfield St | Website
If you are looking for a perfect all year round place to head for some drinks, then you will love the Brel Bar. With 100s of fairy lights in canopies, a heated patio, summer BBQ’s and plenty of other events throughout the year. You will definitely have an experience to remember if you head here for a drink or two. They have over 60 different craft beers from all around the works, Pimms on tap and plenty of other amazing drinks (including 21 amazing Scottish gins!)
37-43 Ashton Ln | Website
5. The Flying Duck
The Flying Duck is known for being a little bit more unique but still an amazing place to head for a drink. Since opening in 2007 it has been a part of the underground music, vegan and drinking scene. If you are looking for a huge drinks selection, a pool table, quizzes, karaoke, film screenings, gigs and delicious food menu then you will definitely love it here. The Flying Duck is also a sister venue to Stereo, Mono, The Old Hairdressers & The 78!
142 Renfield St | Website
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6. Blue Dog
Blue Dog has earned the title for being one of the best places to go for some delicious cocktails in Glasgow. The Blue Dog is a New York Style piano bar that is known for its live entertainment and incredible drink options. You will be able to enjoy a variety of classic and contemporary cocktails from their wide menu list. And throughout the week they also have different live music entertainment that will keep you all entertained throughout the evening.
151 W George St | Website
Right in the vibrant West End is where you will find BeGin. There are over 100 gins from all over the world along with plenty that come from Scotland! At the bar you can choose your gin, then choose a mixer and even a garnish that you would like! They even do a ‘gin flight’ where you can sample 3 different gins with mixers and garnishes which is a great way to get your gin knowledge up to scratch. As well as gin they also do cocktails, craft beers, wines and spirits.
383 Byres Rd | Website
Probably a popular place to start your night out is Chinaskis, a candle-lit bar that offers a choice of amazing drinks along with a small garden out the back which will be perfect during the summer months. With exposed brick walls you can enjoy anything here from a bite to eat in the late afternoon to a glass of your favourite wine in the evening. They have resident DJ’s throughout the week that play too and provide some amazing music.
239 North St | Website
9. Saint Luke’s & The Winged Ox
Inside of a restored Grade B listed building you will find Saint Luke’s & The Winged Ox. A music & arts venue, bar and kitchen that can provide you with a number of different experiences. There are an eclectic range of food available 7 days a week, along with an impressive amount of drink options that you can enjoy. Throughout the months there are also different events and entertainment acts that you could also enjoy.
17 Bain St | Website