Best bars for Christmas nights out in Glasgow
- Rowena McIntosh
- 10 November 2015
Get your Christmas party started – or finished – at these boozers across the city
Deciding which bars to go to on your office night out can be tricky. Luckily, Glasgow has plenty of options to keep your co-workers satisfied.
Glasgow is rich pickings for boozing dens, and come December every corner of the city is beckoning your festive custom. If you’re headed east, Drygate should have a beer to keep everyone happy with 24 taps and 200 bottles served in the Beerhall. A visit to the recently opened Saint Luke’s means you can drink in a converted church while West Brewery allows you to celebrate Christmas Bavarian style, stein and pretzel in hand.
Staying central, the Howlin’ Wolf offers original cocktails, world beer and a towering gantry of spirits – with the added bonus of a 3am licence. Max’s has an impressive selection of draft beer, cocktails and house spirits, with La Cheetah club waiting for you in the basement. If you’re looking for a spacious venue, Citation is a good shout for premium spirits – it’s Christmas, treat yo’self – while The Raven stocks a range of UK craft ales and great value house wine.
Out West, Inn Deep serves up cask, keg and bottled craft beer, with the majority of the house beers supplied by William Bros Brewing Company. Òran Mór mixes seasonal cocktails until the wee hours of the morning, with the wealth of malts on offer massively lessening the chances of you making it until then. Or you could pub crawl it through Finnieston for White Russians at Lebowskis, rums in Distill and gin cocktails in The Finnieston.
South of the river, The Butterfly and the Pig Shawlands has live entertainment from resident bands and plenty of shabby chic furniture to drape yourself over, while The Rum Shack offers a taste of the Caribbean with over 70 varieties of the spirit and a heated rum garden. The outwardly unassuming Allison Arms stocks plenty of gin alongside a mammoth range of craft and German beer, with the fridges stationed on the customer side so you can judge the bottles by their covers.