Best bars for gin in Glasgow

Best bars for gin in Glasgow

Whether you like yours with juniper berries, a big slab or grapefruit, elderflower or in cocktail form


The recent gin renaissance shows no sign of letting up, with more bars in Glasgow creating gin joints for us to lounge about in drinking Martinis – here's our pick of the best palaces in town.

Alston Bar & Beef
Central Station, 79 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SQ
Tucked beneath Central Station this steakhouse stocks over 100 gins. Choose by country of origin, including Scottish, English, American and Swedish, or opt for one of the gin cocktails served straight up or over ice. | read our review of Alston Bar & Beef

383 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8AU
A Hilton-owned bar with a gin menu grouping the bottles by style: floral, world, new age or spiced. Choose the perfect serve and enjoy it as the gin maker intended, or get creative with your own mixer and garnish. | read our review of beGin

The Finnieston
1125 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8ND
A gin cocktail bar and seafood restaurant, with over 60 handpicked gins. Enjoy a premium gin pared with tonic and garnish from the G&T menu or delve into the list of highball, martini and house cocktail. | read our review of The Finnieston

9 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AS
This dedicated gin establishment has two bars in Glasgow. Choose from 71 different gins, innovative martinis and, for the indecisive, gin flights. No need to queue at the bar, it's only table service for gin lovers. | read our review of Gin71

The Griffin
226 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JP
This recently revamped Bath Street bar celebrates the juniper spirit with a gin and tonic menu offering goblets of Scottish gins, amongst the usual suspects of Caoruun and Edinburgh Gin are lesser stocked varieties such as Harris and Rock Rose. | read our review of The Griffin

203–205 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HZ
The ginassiance has pushed up the price of a simple G&T but this popular late-night music bar on Bath Street still offers premium gins on promo throughout the week. Enjoy the latest craft gins for a mere £3 with a mix. | read our review of Slouch

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

24th Edition published April 2017. 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.