Best Bars and Pubs in Glasgow

Our favourite places in Glasgow for great food, beer and cocktails

Best Bars and Pubs in Glasgow

Drygate Bar and Kitchen


These are heady, intoxicating days for Glasgow’s bar scene. As the nation continues to brew beer, create gin, distill rum and produce vodka at an almost alarming rate, so the city’s varied and voracious bars and pubs provide outlets for us to enjoy it all – along with some great dining options. And if a dram of Scotland’s most famous tipple is your thing, you’ll find plenty of that here, too.

Brutti Ma Buoni
Brunswick Hotel, 106 Brunswick Street, Merchant City, G1 1TF
Part of the Brunswick Hotel, Brutti Ma Buoni is a continental-feeling bar with a chilled-out, cool vibe. | read our review of Brutti Ma Buoni

239 North Street, Charing Cross, G3 7DL
With dim lighting that makes everyone look good, this East Village-style speakeasy does good food and a bourbon range that’d make Bukowski proud. | read our review of Chinaski's

Drygate Bar and Kitchen
85 Drygate, Drygate, G4 0UT
Craft brewing meets innovative cooking in this East End industrial-styled beer wonderland. | read our review of Drygate Bar and Kitchen

Redmond’s of Dennistoun
304 Duke Street, East End, G31 1RY
A sociable community-minded Dennistoun bar where the ethos is do it right but don’t make a fuss. | read our review of Redmond’s of Dennistoun

The Salisbury
72 Nithsdale Road, Southside, G41 2AN
Modern Strathbungo bar and restaurant serving locally sourced fish dishes and boasting an individual menu of Scottish craft gins and tonic pairings. | read our review of The Salisbury

566 Dumbarton Road, West End, G11 6RH
Scottish brewers bringing a unique blend of Belgian beers and Flemish food to a big city bier halle setting. | read our review of six°north

The Sparkle Horse
16 Dowanhill Street, West End, G11 5QS
A neighbourhood bar where people in bands go for drinks, great value food and lively conversation when they found they’ve accidentally grown up. | read our review of The Sparkle Horse

The Spiritualist Bar & Restaurant
62 Miller Street, Merchant City, G1 1DT
Sumptuous bistro-bar with a show-stopping spirit selection that's an undeniably class act. | read our review of The Spiritualist Bar & Restaurant

Eating & Drinking Guide 2015/16

Eating & Drinking Guide 2016/17

23rd Edition published April 2016. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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