Glasgow nightlife

Glasgow: nightlife and clubs

Glasgow Nightlife: With its vibrant nightlife, avant-garde music and an international atmosphere, amidst bustling pubs, whiskey bars and craft breweries, Glasgow has earned a reputation as one of Scotland's hottest party cities. The complete guide to Glasgow's clubs and nightlife.

Glasgow nightlife

It is no exaggeration to say that Glasgow is one of Scotland . Second only to Edinburgh , this Scottish city is an exuberant place, full of vitality and character, and welcomes its visitors with a warm welcome.

Glasgow attracts thousands of tourists every year, thanks to its beauty and the charm of Scottish culture, from the ancient Victorian-style buildings to the beautiful landscapes of the "Highlands" , located just outside the city and embellished by the presence of fascinating castles.

University city, cosmopolitan and lively, Glasgow is characterized by a sparkling nightlife and is considered by many to be the true stronghold of Scottish nightlife. Glasgow, in fact, is known as one of the best cities in the UK for clubbing, with many young people who come here to sample its nightlife . If there's one thing Glaswegians love, it's a good party. And, when in town, these friendly partiers are always ready to welcome strangers into their midst.

It's no wonder Glasgow's nightlife is so thriving . The city really does offer a huge choice of pubs, bars and nightclubs to choose from in the city centre, offering any kind of music to suit all tastes.

Nightlife Glasgow nightclubs
Glasgow nightclubs

This Scottish city ranks as one of the drinking capitals of Europe: the pub tradition is very much alive especially here in Glasgow. A visit to Scotland is not complete until you visit one of the many authentic traditional pubs . The city is filled with old-fashioned bars, complete with wood paneling, stained glass windows, and loud music. For many Scots it is normal to meet in the evening and drink until you drop by visiting different pubs during the same night: the famous ritual of "Pub Crawling" probably originated in these parts. Be warned, though: the Scots are champion drinkers, so don't you dare play them at their own game!

Nightlife Glasgow traditional pubs
Nightlife Glasgow: traditional pubs in Glasgow

Glasgow is also known for its musical creativity and the many events that take place every day of the year. With more than 100 musical events every week, it's impossible to get bored. Artists who hail from this town include the likes of Belle & Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand and singer Amy Macdonald. Plus, you can find live music just about everywhere – from Scottish folk music in traditional pubs and open mic nights in student bars to classical concerts at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall .

If you want to immerse yourself in the authentic Scottish atmosphere, then you must participate in a "ceilidh" . The ceilidh is the musical and dancing festival typical of the Celtic world where the participants go wild in traditional dances. Numerous night clubs in Glasgow organize ceilidhs, among which we mention the Sloans , one of the historic pubs of the city.

Nightlife Glasgow ceilidh
Ceilidh, a traditional Scottish dance

For an alternative party night, slip into some university campuses, where grandiose apartment parties are often organized in the name of fun, cheerfulness and rivers of alcohol. Since Glasgow is a university city, it won't be difficult to make friends with some students and be invited to some private parties. Furthermore, the Scots are generally friendly and open to new acquaintances.

Glasgow neighborhoods and nightlife

Glasgow isn't a huge city, but it's broken up into distinct boroughs. The most popular areas for a night out are the City Centre, the Market City and the West End. The City Center is, as the name suggests, the heart of the city (located between the two main railway stations and Buchanan Bus Station ). There are bars all over this area including Central Station, the back streets of Buchanan Street (the main shopping street) and Sauchiehall Street.

In particular, the Sauchiehall Street area is one of the reference points for Glasgow's nightlife , highly recommended for those who want to have fun, drink and dance the night away. Here are some of Glasgow's best nightclubs , with DJs playing any genre of music.

About 40 minutes walk west of the city center is the West End . This is by far Glasgow's most affluent district and is home to a huge number of trendy bars, restaurants and cafes. The heart of the West End is located along Byres Road, with great bars leading in almost every direction. It's a little more expensive than the rest of the city, but it's a really nice area to spend the night.

Nightlife Glasgow West End
Nightlife Glasgow: West End

Located just a 5-minute walk from the city centre, Merchant City is a relatively affluent area of ​​the city and is known for a couple of high-end clubs and a number of trendy bars. That said, there are some more traditional bars too, so there really is something for everyone. In the heart of Merchant City is Merchant Square , a large indoor complex of bars and restaurants that is always bustling. In the Princes Square , however, you can sip a cocktail by candlelight or enjoy a craft beer in one of the lively student pubs with live music.

Nightlife Glasgow Merchant Square
Nightlife Glasgow: Merchant Square

In addition to the ones mentioned above, if you're staying in the south of the city and don't want to travel, you'll find some great bars and pubs in the Shawlands . Similarly, the Finnieston (between the city center and the West End) has quickly become one of Glasgow's hottest places to go out at night , with a high density of excellent bars. The Dennistoun neighborhood (about 15 minutes' walk east of the city center) also offers some hip cafes and bars, with new nightclubs starting to crop up here and there.

Music festival scene in Glasgow
Glasgow offers a vibrant music scene, with many festivals scheduled throughout the year. The city's parks host a variety of events from the Glasgow Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park to the city's longest running music event, the Glasgow Jazz Festival , to the Riverside Festival , Scotland's largest electronic music festival. In short, there is an event for any musical taste.

Nightlife Glasgow Riverside Festival
Nightlife Glasgow: Riverside Festival

Clubs and discos in Glasgow

Sub Club fb_icon_tiny
(22 Jamaica St, Glasgow) Open Friday & Saturday 11pm - 4am.
With a 25-year history, the Sub Club is a true Glasgow nightlife institution and has earned a reputation as one of Britain's most popular clubs. A no-nonsense venue that takes its music seriously, top-notch sound system and a vibrant, loud dance floor amplifying the solid flow of top-notch dance music. The crowd here is in tune with their tunes, but that doesn't make this a pretentious place. Capable of accommodating around 400 people, this club is frequented by a multifaceted crowd, by age, nationality and taste. One of the best nightclubs in Glasgow , with the best DJs from the local and international underground scene.

Nightlife Glasgow Sub Club
Nightlife Glasgow: Sub Clubs

Sanctuary Glasgow fb_icon_tiny
(59 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow) Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10pm-2am.
Sanctuary is a multi-purpose bar and club in Glasgow's West End. With one of the best beer gardens in the city, The Sanctuary Terrace has room for 200 people to relax all night long. Inside, the trendy bar and nightclub are decorated in a style inspired by posh venues in London and Amsterdam. With two separate spaces and two dance floors, one of the club's quirkiest features is an exclusive secret VIP bar for private parties, accessible only to those privileged to obtain a key. The place is frequented by a mix of fun-loving students, pretty girls, and young careers. The music is centered around hip hop and house tracks that play until three in the morning on weekends. If you are looking for a good night out in Glasgow's West End in a stylish yet relaxed bar and club then this is a club you should definitely visit.

Nightlife Glasgow Sanctuary
Nightlife Glasgow: Sanctuary

Bamboo Club fb_icon_tiny
(51 W Regent St, Glasgow) Open Wednesday and Friday to Sunday 11pm-4am.
One of Glasgow's nightlife . This club is very popular with youngsters and university students. The club mainly offers house, electronic, r'n'b and hip hop music. This Glasgow nightclub is popular with good looking people, including lots of beautiful Scottish girls, so dress smart or trendy. Freshman week is especially lewd at Bamboo—you've been warned.

Nightlife Glasgow Bamboo
Nightlife Glasgow: Bamboo

Revolution Glasgow fb_icon_tiny
(67-69 Renfield St, Glasgow) Open daily from 12.00 to 24.00.
This trendy nightclub is the place to be for a party night in Glasgow . With a chic style, exposed brick alongside upholstery, leather seating and gilt-framed mirrors, bottles and jugs of vodka, the club is frequented by a young and trendy crowd, who flock to the center of Glasgow for good drinks and good vibes. The tunes come as a fun mix of funk, soul, indie, electro and chart, giving weekend nights a real party vibe.

Nightlife Glasgow Revolution
Nightlife Glasgow: Revolution

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut fb_icon_tiny
(272A St Vincent St, Glasgow) Open Monday to Friday 12-1am, Saturday 4-1am, Sunday 3-1am.
One of the best live music clubs in Glasgow, King Tut's excellent Wah Wah Hut hosts bands almost every night. It is a small and intimate nightclub, which allows you to connect with the artists on stage, and is a showcase for new and emerging bands. It is here that the British rock band Oasis was discovered and signed in 1993. Since then, this club has hosted many world famous artists. The names of famous bands that have played in this club are engraved on the steps of the entrance staircase.

Nightlife Glasgow King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Nightlife Glasgow: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

The Shed fb_icon_tiny
(26 Langside Ave, Glasgow) Open Friday and Saturday 11pm-3am.
Open only on weekends, this Glasgow nightclub is an institution in the south of the city . It's a fun place to visit after the Shawlands bars close at midnight.

Nightlife Glasgow The Shed
Nightlife Glasgow: The Shed
Nightlife Glasgow The Shed Scottish girls
Scottish girls at The Shed nightclub in Glasgow

Nice N Sleazy fb_icon_tiny
(421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow) Open daily 12.00-3.00.
Open until the wee hours of the morning, Nice N Sleazy is an indie bar and club located along Sauchiehall Street that is especially popular with students from the nearby College of Art and Glasgow's hipsters. resident and guest DJs pump everything from garage, dubstep and house, to the occasional bout of rock'n'roll, RnB, soul and new wave. The upstairs bar resembles a 1960s casino bar, with soft red lights and diamonds, spades and hearts for decor. Downstairs is a cute retro ballroom, where live DJs often perform. Plus, the attractive drink prices help set the mood.

Nightlife Glasgow Nice N Sleazy
Nightlife Glasgow: Nice N Sleazy

SWG3 fb_icon_tiny
(100 Eastvale Pl, Stobcross Rd, Glasgow) Open daily 12.00-3.00.
An innovative club, concert hall and arts centre: SWG3 is a fantastic warehouse party venue in the West End. Situated on the edge of a motorway, SWG3, also known as Studio Warehouse Glasgow , is an unlikely oasis of creativity inspired and stormy revelry. The large open spaces are a blank canvas with concrete walls, ceilings and pillars and exposed ventilation. With an ever-expanding roster of big name indie, electronic bands and DJs, SWG3 is establishing itself as one of Glasgow's hottest clubs , attracting a growing youthful crowd and staging extravagant parties, concerts and club nights.

Nightlife Glasgow SWG3
Nightlife Glasgow: SWG3

Hummingbird fb_icon_tiny
(186 Bath St, Glasgow) Open Tuesday to Thursday 5-12pm, Friday and Saturday 12-3am.
Situated along Bath Street, this trendy disco is housed in a converted terraced house over four floors, where resident DJs mainly play deep house. Also a good place for a pre disco drink.

Nightlife Glasgow Hummingbird
Nightlife Glasgow: Hummingbird
Nightlife Glasgow Hummingbird beautiful girls
Scottish girls party at the Hummingbird club in Glasgow

The Berkeley Suite fb_icon_tiny
(237 North St, Glasgow) Open Thursday 11pm to 3am, Friday to Sunday 11pm to 4am.
In this stylish Glasgow club the doors stay open late and hosts excellent DJs. But this inner-city bar is so much more than a sweaty dance floor and awesome sound system. The interior is gorgeous; an art deco drinking room with deep red tones, velvet ballroom chairs and plush booths, chandelier lighting, parquet flooring, marble staircase and Edwardian style tiling. Programming ranges from electronica to disco, punk, house and techno on a weekly basis.

Nightlife Glasgow The Berkeley Suite
Nightlife Glasgow: The Berkeley Suite

The Garage fb_icon_tiny
(490 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow) Open Sunday to Friday 11pm to 3am, Saturday 10.30pm to 4am.
Located in the center of Sauchiehall Street, The Garage is one of the most famous and loved clubs in Glasgow and one of the largest clubs in Scotland. Made up of six pumping dance halls, the club offers a truly eclectic mix of music: Indie, Rock, Hip Hop, RnB, Punk, club classics and commercial charts, for party nights 7 days a week. Cheap drinks and the party atmosphere are a big draw for the student clientele. Over the last 20 years of its history, the club has hosted some legendary concerts, including that of Prince, who played here in 1994.

Nightlife Glasgow The Garage
Nightlife Glasgow: The Garage

The Cheetah Club fb_icon_tiny
(73 Queen St, Glasgow) Open Wed-Sun 11pm-3am.
Located in the Merchant City area, La Cheetah is a small and noisy basement club frequented by a mix of seasoned clubbers and casual ravers. This 200-seat venue is narrow and dark, and features a mix of club nights featuring electro, house, dubstep and techno from resident and guest DJs. While it often attracts big-name DJs, La Cheetah is also a good place to hear up-and-coming artists who are set to become future stars. Between the sound system, the cozy bar and the dancing crowd, this club is a little gem of Glasgow nightlife.

Nightlife Glasgow The Cheetah Club
Nightlife Glasgow: The Cheetah Club

The Corinthian Club fb_icon_tiny
(191 Ingram St, Glasgow) Open Sunday to Thursday 10am to 1am, Friday and Saturday 10am to 3am.
Originally a bank and then Glasgow's high court, the regal building now houses the Corinthian , one of Glasgow's hippest nightclubs, which contains a cocktail bar under a beautiful seven-metre glass dome, and a luxury club at lower floor, a piano bar, a casino and numerous private rooms. The place is frequented by people of all ages, all well dressed and elegant. It is very popular with celebrities, footballers and professionals.

Nightlife Glasgow The Corinthian Club
Nightlife Glasgow: The Corinthian Club

Argyle Street Arches fb_icon_tiny
(253 Argyle St, Glasgow) One of Glasgow's most popular nightclubs , Arches is hugely popular with students and has been voted the 12th best club in the world. Divided into two rooms, the club is not just a simple disco, but it is also a bar and a theater, depending on the events.

Nightlife Glasgow Argyle Street Arches
Nightlife Glasgow: Argyle Street Arches

The Buff Club fb_icon_tiny
(142 Bath Ln, Glasgow) Open Monday to Saturday 11pm-3am.
Tucked away on Bath Lane, this is one of the more relaxed clubs in the city. Frequented by a very varied clientele, the club mainly offers soul music, vintage disco and retro pop.

Nightlife Glasgow The Buff Club
Nightlife Glasgow: The Buff Club

Hillhead Bookclub fb_icon_tiny
(17 Vinicombe St, Glasgow) Open Mon-Fri 11am-midnight, Sat-Sun 10am-midnight.
Located at the top end of Byres Road, this Glasgow club is very popular with young students. The cheap prices on drinks explain why it is so popular. Cocktails served in glasses, jars, teapots and even old gramophones are a quirky touch, as is a ping-pong table on the mezzanine and a retro video game corner. Ideal for an alternative clubbing evening with cocktails, table tennis and retro games in a large and atmospheric space that almost looks like a Victorian library.

Nightlife Glasgow Hillhead Bookclub
Nightlife Glasgow: Hillhead Bookclub

Kokomo fb_icon_tiny
(51 W Regent St, Glasgow) Open Monday & Tuesday 11pm - 4am, Thursday & Friday 10.30pm - 4am, Saturday 10pm - 4am.
A popular Glasgow nightclub featuring pop and electronica, with all the hottest hits four nights a week.

Nightlife Glasgow Kokomo
Nightlife Glasgow: Kokomo

Sloans fb_icon_tiny
(108 Argyle St, Glasgow) Open Sunday to Thursday 11am to midnight, Friday and Saturday 11.30am to 1am.
If you want an evening of traditional Scottish folklore, then head to The Sloans . This three-century-old bar comes to life every Friday when it hosts its legendary ceilidhs. In the magnificent Grand Ballroom , visitors can join arms with kilt-clad locals to the backdrop of raucous Gaelic folk music for an evening of country dancing. The venue is set over three floors and has many original features including the ceramic tiled entrance hall and grand mahogany staircase. The magnificent ballroom is complete with a vaulted ceiling, period marble fireplace and intricate stained glass windows. Make sure you book in advance.

Nightlife Glasgow Sloans
Nightlife Glasgow: Sloans

Oran Mor fb_icon_tiny
(Top of, Byres Rd, Glasgow) Open Monday to Wednesday 9am to 2am, Thursday to Saturday 9am to 3am, Sunday 10am to 3am.
Oran Mor is a church converted into a nightclub, consisting of two bars, two restaurants and a club. The setting is elegant and the whiskey bar has over 250 malts to choose from. There are various events each week, including 'A Play, a Pie, and Pint' where, for the reasonable sum of £11, you get exactly what's advertised.

Nightlife Glasgow Oran Mor
Nightlife Glasgow: Oran Mor

The Art School fb_icon_tiny
(20 Scott St, Glasgow) Open Monday to Wednesday 10.00 to 24.00, Thursday and Friday 10.00 to 3.00, Saturday 12.00 to 3.00.
This multipurpose venue hosts many concerts and clubbing nights.

Nightlife Glasgow The Art School
Nightlife Glasgow: The Art School

The Flying Duck fb_icon_tiny
(142 Renfield St, Glasgow) Open Sunday to Thursday 12.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday 12.00 to 3.00.
Flying Duck is an off-the-rails underground bar and club decked out like an apartment offering just about everything from 90s nights out and a selection of classic board games to trivia nights and rave parties until 3am. There are also cocktails and a tasty and affordable vegan menu that includes decadent macaroni and milkshakes.

Nightlife Glasgow The Flying Duck
Nightlife Glasgow: The Flying Duck

Savoy Nightclub fb_icon_tiny
(140 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow) Open Friday to Sunday 10.30pm to 3am.
If you're looking for group tunes and cheap hardcore, you really can't go anywhere else than this fun, unpretentious party club.

Nightlife Glasgow Savoy Nightclub
Nightlife Glasgow: Savoy Nightclub

The Blue Arrow fb_icon_tiny
(323 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow) One of Glasgow's most popular jazz clubs , Blue Arrow brings many young musicians into the city and offers a place to dance to music other than electronic records.

Nightlife Glasgow The Blue Arrow
Nightlife Glasgow: The Blue Arrow

Saint Luke's Music & Arts Venue fb_icon_tiny
(Calton, 17 Bain St, Glasgow) Open Monday to Friday 12.00 to 24.00, Saturday and Sunday 11.00 to 24.00.
Located in Glasgow's East End, St Luke's is actually a huge converted church which has had a million pound makeover and now hosts excellent concerts. The perfect place for a big night out and some boogie.

Nightlife Glasgow Saint Luke's Music & Arts Venue
Nightlife Glasgow: Saint Luke's Music & Arts Venue

Solid Rock Café fb_icon_tiny
(19 Hope St, Glasgow) Open Monday to Saturday 11am-12pm, Sunday 12pm-midnight.
If you like to sip some liquor while listening to great hard rock music, Solid Rock Café on Hope Street is your dream place.

Nightlife Glasgow Solid Rock Café
Nightlife Glasgow: Solid Rock Café

Cathouse Rock Club fb_icon_tiny
(15 Union St, Glasgow) Open Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday 11.00pm to 3.00am, Friday and Saturday 10.30pm to 4.00am.
If your tastes lean towards more rock vibes, take a trip to the dark side of this rock club, where alternative and indie music is the order of the night.

Nightlife Glasgow Cathouse Rock Club
Nightlife Glasgow: Cathouse Rock Club

Classic Grand fb_icon_tiny
(18 Jamaica St, Glasgow) Open Monday to Friday 9am to 1am, Saturday 9am to 3am.
This large Glasgow nightclub has two floors filled with alternative, punk and metal music.

Nightlife Glasgow Classic Grand
Nightlife Glasgow: Classic Grand

Polo Lounge fb_icon_tiny
(84 Wilson St, Glasgow) Open Sunday to Thursday 11pm to 3am, Friday 10pm to 3am, Saturday 9pm to 3am.
This gay-friendly club in Glasgow consists of three ballrooms. The best day to go is Friday, when the prices drop due to the evenings dedicated to students.

Nightlife Glasgow Polo Lounge
Nightlife Glasgow: Polo Lounge

Glasgow's bars and pubs

Maggie Mays fb_icon_tiny
(60 Trongate, Glasgow) Open daily 11am-3am.
Maggie Mays is a late night bar in Glasgow famous for its free live music. Open until 3am every night of the week, you can catch rock guitar sessions upstairs and DJs hosting indie, rock'n'roll nights downstairs in the basement. Each of their cocktails is named after a song!

Nightlife Glasgow Maggie Mays
Nightlife Glasgow: Maggie Mays

Bunker Bar fb_icon_tiny
(193-199 Bath St, Glasgow) Open Sunday to Wednesday 12.00 to 1.00, Thursday 12.00 to 2.00, Friday and Saturday 12.00 to 3.00.
This bar has a resident DJ who plays a mix of indie rock and crossover music. Frequented by trendy people and beautiful girls.

Nightlife Glasgow Bunker Bar
Nightlife Glasgow: Bunker Bar

October fb_icon_tiny
(Princes Square Shopping Centre, Buchanan St, Glasgow) Open Sunday to Thursday 12.00 to 23.00, Friday and Saturday 12.00 to 3.00.
Enjoy a drink at this Glasgow cocktail bar surroundings with elegant spiral staircases and wink at the pretty girls who frequent this venue.

Nightlife Glasgow October
Nightlife Glasgow: October

Mono Cafe Bar fb_icon_tiny
(12 Kings Court, Glasgow) Open Sunday to Thursday 11am to 11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am to 1am.
A vegan café, microbrewery and concert venue established over a decade ago, as a subculture headquarters. Located inside a record store, this venue remains an important stage for new emerging bands, as well as having hosted the likes of Belle and Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand.

Nightlife Glasgow Mono Cafe Bar
Nightlife Glasgow: Mono Cafe Bar

Stereo Cafe Bar fb_icon_tiny
(22 Renfield Ln, Glasgow) Open Monday to Thursday 11.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday 11.00 to 3.00, Sunday 12.00 to 1.00.
Located in a historic industrial-looking building, the Stereo is one of Glasgow's liveliest alternative café-bars and concert venues. A central location along with great food and drink and a diverse schedule of events keeps the place buzzing from midday until late at night, seven days a week. The style is bright, colorful shabby-chic, with mismatched old tables and chairs, and concert posters hung over every available space. There's a great choice of draft and bottled beers, as well as student-priced drinks. Expect everything from house and techno nights to electronica and reggae nights.

Nightlife Glasgow Stereo Cafe Bar
Nightlife Glasgow: Stereo Cafe Bar

The Pot Still fb_icon_tiny
(154 Hope St, Glasgow) Open 11am-12pm daily.
Established in 1867, this family-run pub offers a range of over 700 whiskeys and many cask ales. A must for any whiskey enthusiast and a great place to spend a quiet evening.

Nightlife Glasgow The Pot Still
Nightlife Glasgow: The Pot Still

The Admiral Bar fb_icon_tiny
(72a Waterloo St, Glasgow) Open Monday to Thursday 12.00 to 23.00, Friday and Saturday 12.00 to 24.00.
This pub is a traditional bar that hosts concerts and club nights in its basement, including one of the city's coolest monthly 'Pretty Ugly' , while the traditionally designed upstairs pub serves pints of ales and pizzas.

Nightlife Glasgow The Admiral Bar
Glasgow nightlife: The Admiral Bar

Hard Rock Café fb_icon_tiny
(179 Buchanan St, Glasgow) Open Sunday to Thursday 12.00 to 23.00, Friday and Saturday 11.00 to 24.00.
The famous chain of restaurants and clubs Hard Rock Café could not be missing in Glasgow too. You can attend shows with live bands, accompanied by tasty burgers and beers.

Nightlife Glasgow Hard Rock Café
Nightlife Glasgow: Hard Rock Café

Drygate fb_icon_tiny
(85 Drygate, Glasgow) Open daily 11am-12pm.
This craft brewery has 24 beers on tap, some brewed on site and around 200 bottled. In addition to the bar area, there is also an event space where regular concerts are organised.

Nightlife Glasgow Drygate
Nightlife Glasgow: Drygate

The Horseshoe Bar fb_icon_tiny
(17-19 Drury St, Glasgow) Open 10am-12pm daily.
Tucked away in a street near Central Station, the Horseshoe is an icon of Glasgow's pub scene thanks to its timeless charm. A well-preserved Victorian-era relic, the bar is claimed to be the longest in Europe (104 feet three inches) along with an impressive display of horse-related knick-knacks. Famous for its upstairs karaoke nights and good food at reasonable prices.

Nightlife Glasgow The Horseshoe Bar
Nightlife Glasgow: The Horseshoe Bar

The Clutha fb_icon_tiny
(167-169 Stockwell Street, Glasgow) Open daily from 12.00 to 24.00.
Rebuilt after a devastating helicopter crash in 2013, Clutha captivates with its authentic neighborhood pub atmosphere and puts on live music every night of the week. Outside, there is a large mural depicting famous Glasgow people.

Nightlife Glasgow The Clutha Bar
Nightlife Glasgow: The Clutha Bar

The Bon Accord fb_icon_tiny
(153 North St, Glasgow) Open daily 11am-12pm.
With a choice of 900 different beers and 380 malt whiskies, this award-winning bar was voted the UK's Best Whiskey Bar 2014 as well as being awarded Glasgow's Best Bar seven times. The Bon Accord also holds three beer festivals a year and offers guided cellar tours for groups of 10 to 20 people. The lively pub atmosphere completes the picture.

Nightlife Glasgow The Bon Accord
Nightlife Glasgow: The Bon Accord

Arta fb_icon_tiny
(62 Albion St, Glasgow) Open Thursdays 5-12pm, Fridays 5-3pm, Saturdays 12.30-3am.
Located in a former cheese market, this baroque bar, music venue and tapas restaurant is inspired by Spanish atmospheres. Opulent, cavernous and candlelit, with vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling velvet. Despite the luxury, the place has a relaxed atmosphere and is frequented by a mixed crowd. There's also a decent list of budget cocktails and it's a great place to end the night after a few cocktails elsewhere.

Nightlife Glasgow Arta
Nightlife Glasgow: Arta

Champagne Central fb_icon_tiny
(99 Gordon St, Glasgow) Open Monday to Saturday 9am to 12pm, Sunday 12pm to midnight.
Promising guests a nostalgic journey into a bygone era of travel, Champagne Central offers elegance in the midst of one of Glasgow's most manic, yet glamorous locations, Central Station. With high-end decor and an extensive drinks list that includes over 20 different champagnes, locally produced gins, and a fine selection of classic and contemporary cocktails, this bar is the perfect setting for an afternoon of indulgence. Dress smart, this is not the place for jeans and a t-shirt.

Nightlife Glasgow Champagne Central
Nightlife Glasgow: Champagne Central

RED Skybar fb_icon_tiny
(25 Tunnel Street, Finnieston Quay G3 8HL, Glasgow) Open daily from 12.00 to 24.00.
Situated at the top of the stylish Radisson, this rooftop bar attracts young Glaswegians for after-work drinks and has superb panoramic views over the River Clyde and Glasgow University. The attractive design of the place alone is worth the trip.

Nightlife Glasgow RED Skybar
Nightlife Glasgow: RED Skybar

Brel fb_icon_tiny
(37-43 Ashton Ln, Glasgow) Open Monday to Thursday 11.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday 11.00 to 1.00, Sunday 12.00 to 24.00.
This cozy beer garden boasts an excellent range of Belgian and Scottish ales, including local brands Williams Bros, WEST and excellent Kelburn Ales. The outdoor area, set on a grassy slope, is well equipped with benches and chairs.

Nightlife Glasgow Brel
Nightlife Glasgow: Brel

WEST Brewery fb_icon_tiny
(Templeton Building, Glasgow Green, Glasgow) Open Sunday to Thursday 11am to 11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am to midnight.
Located in an old carpet factory, this brewery brews German-style beer in strict accordance with the 1516 Reinheitsgebot, the ancient German purity law. It's not so much a bar as a bier halle, and if you get hungry, you can treat yourself to a mouthwatering Bavarian snack. West's most popular beers are certainly St Mungo and West 4, familiar golden lagers, but also Munich Red, which is an amber beer brewed lager-style, and Hefeweizen, their house wheat ale.

Nightlife Glasgow WEST Brewery
Nightlife Glasgow: WEST Brewery

Kelvingrove Café fb_icon_tiny
(1161 Argyle St, Glasgow) Open 9am-1am daily.
Nestled in a restored Victorian setting and open since 1896, this historic Glasgow bar is atmospheric and trendy. The bar offers cocktails made with traditional techniques, mainly based on fortified wines and Amaro (a herbal liqueur), as opposed to spirits.

Nightlife Glasgow Kelvingrove Café
Nightlife Glasgow: Kelvingrove Café

Brewdog fb_icon_tiny
(1397 Argyle St, Glasgow) Open Monday to Friday 12.00 to 24.00, Saturday and Sunday 11.00 to 24.00.
This punk-style Glasgow beer hall is brash, loud, colorful and unknowingly over the top. With a good choice of home brewed beers, Brewdog is the place to be if you want to sample good craft beers. Enjoy live music and try one of their famous burgers washed down with a perfectly paired beer.

Nightlife Glasgow Brewdog
Nightlife Glasgow: Brewdog

Lebowskis fb_icon_tiny
(1008 Argyle St, Glasgow) Open daily 11am-12pm.
This bar is inspired by the Coen brothers' film, The Big Lebowski , with a large photograph of Jeff Bridge hanging on the wall and accessories decorated with skittles in honor of the Dude's favorite pastime. And a selection of 28 White Russians to choose from, always in homage to the favorite drink of the protagonist of this cult movie. A great solution for your Glasgow evening drinks .

Nightlife Glasgow Lebowskis
Nightlife Glasgow: Lebowskis

The Variety Bar fb_icon_tiny
(401 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow) Open daily from 12.00 to 24.00.
This bar is decorated in a mix of Art Deco style and 50's American retro style. Local young people gather here for a beer and an evening with a DJ, perhaps with electro, swing, nu jazz and Balkan sounds.

Nightlife Glasgow The Variety Bar
Nightlife Glasgow: The Variety Bar

The Rum Shack fb_icon_tiny
(657 – 659 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow) Open daily 11am-12pm.
With over 100 varieties of rum to sample, this is the place to drink it. They also have a great outdoor beer garden with a nice atmosphere.

Nightlife Glasgow The Rum Shack
Nightlife Glasgow: The Rum Shack

BeGIN fb_icon_tiny
(383 Byres Rd, Glasgow) Open Monday to Thursday 4-12pm, Friday-Sun 12-1am.
Given gin's wild popularity as of late, we think you'd be foolish not to like this West End bar which has over 90 unique varietals available. Add lots of creative gin and tonic cocktails and it's a foolproof choice.

Nightlife Glasgow BeGIN
Nightlife Glasgow: BeGIN

Bavaria Brauhaus fb_icon_tiny
(30 Bothwell St, Glasgow) Open Sunday to Tuesday 12.00 to 23.00, Wednesday to Saturday 12.00 to 24.00.
If you're looking for something loud and lively, but also a little different, Bavaria Brauhaus offers an authentic Bavarian beer hall atmosphere and a large selection of premium German beers. You will feel like you are back in Munich .

Nightlife Glasgow Bavaria Brauhaus
Nightlife Glasgow: Bavaria Brauhaus

Dram! fb_icon_tiny
(232 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow) Open daily 11am-12pm.
For a taste of whiskey and a dip in Scottish hospitality, spend some delightful rustically furnished bar, complete with folk music, real ales and a range of malts.

Nightlife Glasgow Drams
Nightlife Glasgow: Dram

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(183 Hope St, Glasgow) Open Thursday 8pm to 1am, Friday and Saturday 7pm to 3am.
This underground bar captures the atmosphere of the roaring 20s and 30s, offering an evening of opulence, cocktails and live jazz music.

Nightlife Glasgow Swing
Nightlife Glasgow: Swing

Map of discos, pubs and bars in Glasgow