Student Guide 2014: The best student bars in Glasgow

Student Guide 2014: The best student bars in Glasgow

Photo: Stephen Robinson

Featuring Vodka Wodka, The Art School, Bloc, Nice'n'Sleazy, Tingle Shooter Bar, Flat 0/1 and Lucky 7 Canteen

Before you start venturing into town, it's worth noting that Glasgow’s university campuses are home to some great student bars too. The QMUnion Champions Bar shows endless live sport, alongside comfy sofas, pool tables and cheap beer. Jim’s Bar is where most of the union’s events take place, including gigs, comedy nights, quizzes and Friday night karaoke. Next to Glasgow Uni in the heart of the West End is Vodka Wodka which does cut price cocktails and has a fun beer garden. And The Art School at Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association combines two world-class exhibition spaces with a café/bar that’s got a welcome student-priced menu.

In town, the newly refurbished Bloc is an independent restaurant, bar and music venue that’s well worth checking out, especially considering its packed, exciting gig schedule (and free entry before midnight).

At the legendary Nice’n’Sleazy, stick around in the bar upstairs and pick some tracks for the jukebox, or have a dance downstairs. And when it’s time for shots, Tingle Shooter Bar’s got an array of everything you can down in one, with prices starting from £1.50. 

Don’t forget about Flat 0/1 either – it bills itself as a recreation of ‘The Party Flat’ without the threat of noise complaints and police shuts downs. Take advantage of the cheap drinks, video games and food delivered by next door’s Lucky 7 Canteen. There’s even a double bed, so you can really make yourself feel at home.