We are about to break down what drinking at the best bars in Glasgow is really like. Whether you are looking for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to buy cheaper liquor during drink specials, or just to sing some karaoke hopefully we can assist.
Our first section will cover the best wine and cocktail bars in Glasgow. Up next we will get into breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts.
Then we will mention some of the best drink specials near you so you can hit up the right bars at the right times to do your drinking cheaper. After that we will discuss bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area.
Lastly we will talk about bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music. Towards the end there will even be a local bar map that pins all of the spots from our various lists on it.
And if you want to compare the scene here to others around the United Kingdom you can do so at that link.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
Some of the top cocktail and wine bars in Glasgow are:
- Revolución de Cuba at 36 Renfield St
- Gin71 at 71 Renfield St
- Blue Dog at 151 W George St
- Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn at 214 Bath St
- All Bar One at 56-72 St Vincent St
- Tabac at 10 Mitchell Ln
- Vroni’s Wine Bar at 47 W Nile St
- Marchtown at 741 Pollokshaws Rd
Revolución de Cuba serves fresh tapas, cocktails, and some of the best rums from around the world while you listen to live music and they even offer cocktail making classes. Gin71 has one of the best collections of gins, tonics, and cocktails in your area.
Classic and modern cocktails are served along with live music at Blue Dog. Tiki Bar and Kitsch Inn offers over 100 different rums, fresh draught beers, and Thai cuisine as well as major sports events on television and DJ performances.
You can also order beers, cocktails, wines, and meals at All Bar One. Vroni’s Wine Bar offers international wines and great dishes while Marchtown has a rotating selection of over 500 wines, beers, and spirits.
Glasgow Breweries & Sports Bars
Sample new suds and watch the big game with your friends at the best local breweries and sports bars:
- Drygate Brewing Co at 85 Drygate
- West Brewery at 15 Binnie Pl
- BrewDog Merchant City at 99 Hutcheson St
- Grunting Growler Craft Beer at 51 Old Dumbarton Rd
- Shilling Brewing Company at 92 W George St
- Inn Deep at 445 Great Western Rd
- Grace’s Irish Sports Bar at 16 Candleriggs
- Auctioneers at 6 North Ct
- Cairns Bar at 5-15 Miller St
- Horseshoe Bar at 17-19 Drury St
- Committee Room No.9 at 18 John St
- The Ark Glasgow at North Frederick St
Drygate brews and serves its own ales in a laid back industrial setting. Craft lagers, wheat beers, and traditional German food are available at West Brewery.
BrewDog Merchant City is a unique industrial chic style bar offering 25 taps of high quality craft beers near you and light bites. A fine selection of more than 300 beers, natural wines, pét-nats, and ciders from around the state can be found at Grunting Growler.
Inn Deep has fine servings of American style food including tacos, sourdough pizzas, and burgers as well as 31 taps and over 100 canned and bottled beers. Grace’s Irish Sports Bar is a local hangout spot serving delicious breakfast and classic pub fare along with live music and sports events on television.
Auctioneers is another of the best sports bars in your area. Cairns is a dog friendly bar offering a full pub grub menu along with live sports on television including Sky, BT, Premier, and racing.
There are live sports events on television as well as live music nights at The Committee Room No.9. A spacious beer garden, pool table, and large television screens are featured at The Ark.
Local Drink Specials
Visit these bars with drink specials near you to buy cheaper alcohol and your wallet will thank you:
Missoula serves pizzas, burgers, and beverages and even has live music and DJ’s performing all night. Draught beers, whiskies, and pub fare as well as live music are available at The Piper Whisky Bar where they also offer whisky tasting events regularly.
Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights
Here is a good list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights in your area:
You can play classic arcade games as well as get tap beers and shots at Super Bario. Lock 27 is a laid back pub with an outdoor patio and garden that offers local bar quizzes, DJ and karaoke nights, and sports on television.
Dance, Karaoke & Live Music
Anyone that wants to dance, listen to live music, and sing karaoke can head to:
- The Woods Bar at 29 Waterloo St
- Maggie May’s at 60 Trongate
- Ross’s Original Bar at 78 Mitchell St
- Blane Valley at City Centre, 76 Glassford St
Many people enjoy the live music and DJ performances at The Woods Bar where they also have a basement space that is available to rent for special events such as parties, corporate days, and private meals. All American favorites are served along with entertainment including live sports on television and live music at Maggie Mays on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Ross’s Original Bar offers pub meals, cocktails, and beers and even hosts bar karaoke nights in your area. There is also live music available at Grace’s Irish Sports Bar, The Committee Room No.9, Missoula, The Piper Whisky Bar, and Lock 27 from some of our other lists.
You might also want to read our posts on:
- Local Drink Specials In Edinburgh
- Local Drink Specials In Belfast
- Local Drink Specials In Newcastle upon Tyne
- Local Drink Specials In Leeds & Bradford
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Glasgow
After reading all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available near you. There are plenty of wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke in your area.
If you think we got anything incorrect or notice us listing any venues that are no longer open please tell us in the comments so we can keep this info as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Glasgow.