Best bars in Glasgow's West End

Best bars in Glasgow's West End

The Strathmore

Visit the West End for live music, vegan food and quality craft beer


From old-school boozers to offshoots of craft breweries, Glasgow's West End is packed with great bars. Here's our pick of the best bars in the northern and southern reaches.


The Belle
617 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HX
With a roaring wood fire and a fine selection of beers, wines and liquor this bar is almost certainly the pioneer of country comforts in a city environment.
read our review of Belle

The Doublet
74 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9JF
A welcoming elder statesman of the West End, the Doublet is ideal for those who enjoy a traditional bar-room setting and quality craft beer.
read our review of The Doublet

The Hug & Pint
171 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9AW
Impressive vegan dishes with added zing and live music create a winning formula for this St George's Cross neighbourhood hang-out. | read our review of The Hug & Pint

Inn Deep
445 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HH
On the banks of the Kelvin, this bar is perfect on sunny days and not half bad on others with a slew of Williams Bros and choice craft beers. read our review of Inn Deep

The Strathmore
795 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 7TL
A scenic addition to Maryhill Road, this bar offers excellent cocktails while with the warm afternoon sun hits your face. Don't miss the Sunday roast! | read our review of The Strathmore

Stravaigin Café Bar
28 Gibson Street, Glasgow, G12 8NX
With an unparalleled cocktail and bar food menu this Woodlands Road staple is an old hand when it comes to comfort, quality and class. | read our review of Stravaigin Café Bar


239 North Street, Glasgow, 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

The Drake
1 Lynedoch Street, Glasgow, G3 6EF
Comfortable Woodlands bar offering you the spoils of the country while residing in the city, with top-notch food, original cocktails and a wide selection of draught beer. | read our review of The Drake

The Pacific
562 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6RH
Tiki bar and restaurant offering mix-and-match Pacific rim food and exuberant cocktails in the compact surrounds of a neighbourhood haunt. | read our review of The Pacific

566 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, 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 Sparklehorse
16 Dowanhill Street, Glasgow, G11 5QS
A neighbourhood bar in Partick 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 Sparklehorse

WEST on the Corner
160 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6LF
Younger sibling to WEST on the Green, this Woodlands bar is a chance to sample the brewery's range while enjoying German-inspired food, from bar nipples and platters to sophisticated mains. | read our review of WEST on the Corner

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

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