Best bars in Glasgow's city centre
- Eating and Drinking Guide
- 6 July 2017
Sauchiehall Street and around is Glasgow's nightlife epicentre. To help you find the best bars, here are our favourite spots for a drink in the city centre
From world-famous music bars to cool back-alley hangouts, we've picked our favourite drinking dens in the north and south of Glasgow's city centre.
117 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 2SZ
Servicing office workers by day and counterculture types by night, Bloc+ is a great place to sup a beer and enjoy the Mad Chef's food while watching local bands cut their teeth.
bloc.ru | read our review of Bloc+
The Butterfly & The Pig
153 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4SQ
Chintzy décor meets granny's home cooking in this popular basement-level bar-cum-restaurant that's graced Bath Street for over a decade.
thebutterflyandthepig.com | read our review of The Butterfly & The Pig
142 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 3AU
This cool basement bar conveniently placed at the apex of Renfield Street is perfect for after-work drinks or weekend gigs.
theflyingduck.org | read our review of Flying Duck
226 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JP
With classic 1960s' booths, the venerable Griffin is now in new hands and is marking itself out as one of the best places in the city centre to sip on a Scottish-made gin.
thegriffinglasgow.co.uk | read our review of The Griffin
421 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG
One of the first places to popularise the White Russian, Sleazys has been rare haven for true music aficionados and bohemians since 1991.
nicensleazy.com | read our review of Nice'n'Sleazy
401 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG
Serving quality beers and liquor to Glasgow's hipster set, this mainstay of Sauchiehall Street is the quintessential dive bar complete with fishtank and classic pinball machine.
facebook.com/Variety-Bar-Glasgow | read our review of Variety Bar
King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RL
Legendary music venue that feeds musically minded office workers by day, and throbs with gig-goers and musos by night, enjoying pub grub and craft beers, including their own brew from WEST.
kingtuts.co.uk | read our review of King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
The Old Hairdressers
Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 6PH
A decidedly arty little backstreet bar near Central Station where you can enjoy great wine and beer while checking out art exhibitions and live music.
theoldhairdressers.com | read our review of The Old Hairdressers
112 Stockwell Street, Glasgow, G1 4LW
Possibly the oldest bar in Glasgow but certainly one of the best, the Scotia is a beautiful little piece of history close to the River Clyde.
20–28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 5AR
Chilled-out back-street bar serving an entirely vegan food menu with a packed programme of live music and club nights in the downstairs venue.
stereocafebar.com | read our review of Stereo
10 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
A stylish, fairly recent addition to the city centre, this Mitchell Lane bar has an enviable cocktail and and wine list while also building a reputation for top drawer burgers and pizza.
tabacbar.com | read our review of Tabac
14 Drury Street, Glasgow, G2 5AA
Pro-indy city centre bar, which changed it's name from Vespbar during the (first) referendum, delivering pizza by the metre, prosecco on tap and comedy nights in the gig space.
yesbar.scot | read our review of Yesbar