Nightlife

Welcome to the night!

Welcome to the night!

From a quiet pint in a traditional Glasgow bar to the latest sounds from top DJs, there's no shortage of great things to do after dark.

Arta

Arta

The Hacienda style bar at Arta specialises in the best cocktails, served perfectly with a touch of finesse from mixologists. Enjoy one of Arta’s delightful cava cocktails in the opulent relaxing, and truly beautiful Mediterranean hide-away.

Baltic Ice Bar

Baltic Ice Bar

It’s the first of its kind and certainly the coolest bar in Scotland, serving a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions chilled to perfection. Visitors will discover the walls, bar, tables and even the glasses are made of ice!

Barca

Barca

Dine on one of the terraces and enjoy the ‘al fresco’ atmosphere in Princes Square, relax in the bar with a cocktail and bar bite or move through to the main restaurant with it’s beautiful, Spanish inspired decor.

Barrowland Ballroom

Barrowland Ballroom

One of the most revered Glasgow institutions is the Barrowland Ballroom, a popular dance hall since 1934, the ‘Barraland’ is now regularly voted one of the best music venues in the UK – by bands as well as audiences.

Bon Accord

Bon Accord

Bon Accord are proud to offer a unique range of high calibre whisky and other spirits, specialising in old and rare whisky. As a family-run business, they are passionate about their work, selling over 1000 different beers a year.

Box

Box

Open until 3am, Box has live entertainment on 7 nights a week, including live bands, the world-famous open mic night (featuring Fatherson’s Ross Leighton and Prides’ Callum Wiseman) and great DJs at the weekend.

BrewDog

BrewDog

BrewDog has a mission to get as many people passionate about craft beer as possible. Their success could be because of the amazing beer range, served by the knowledgeable, approachable staff and regular live music.

Bunker

Bunker

Bunker is a quality bar and restaurant for eating, drinking, relaxing and partying. The resident DJs play a delectable mix of indie, rock and crossover until 3am at the weekends making it the perfect place for a night out with friends.

Citation Taverne & Restaurant

Citation Taverne & Restaurant

Citation Taverne & Restaurant is housed within the former Sheriff Court building. It offers a variety of dishes to suit every palate and the drinks list boasts an impressive collection of cocktails, premium beers and fine wines.

Cottiers Bar

Cottiers Bar

Cottiers Bar is a child-friendly theatre, restaurant and bar set in a beautifully restored church, it has a great bar menu too. The bar is surrounded by a garden with stone terraces for eating outside in the summer.

Drygate

Drygate

Beneath Drygate’s seven peaks you can discover a diverse range of unique industrial spaces which include The Beer Hall, The Brew House Restaurant, The Event Space, Outdoor Terrace, Bottle Shop and Brewery.

Glad Cafe

Glad Cafe

The cafe has become known for its excellent breakfast menu, high quality coffee and freshly prepared seasonal food during the day. In the evening Glad Cafe serve soup and a variety of sharing plates from the cafe servery.

Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry has gained a reputation for being a credible venue for gigs and festivals. The club has a seating capacity of 450 over 3 levels, 2 dance floors, a saloon bar and a chuck wagon eatery for the hungry.

Hanoi Bike Shop

Hanoi Bike Shop

The Hanoi Bike Shop does things simply. Every plate is made from scratch and sourced as locally as possible. From the freshly made dressings and sauces to the hand-pressed organic tofu made in-house every morning.

Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe

With historic musical memorabilia gracing every wall, Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow fits right into the historic charm of the area and honours the history of the Atheanaeum Theatre in the heart of Glasgow’s historic Style Mile.

Inn Deep

Inn Deep

Inn Deep is a riverside craft beer and BBQ pub situated in the heart of the West End. Here you can expect cask, keg and bottled craft beers, cocktails, coffee, good grub, live music, sports and art by the River Kelvin.

King Tut’s

King Tut’s

King Tut’s is tucked away in a basement on St Vincent Street, the legendary 300 capacity venue has been a seminal point in the career of many an artist, so who knows who you might see if you pop inside for a nosey.

La Bodega

La Bodega

La Bodega is Glasgow’s only Spanish-owned tapas bar situated in the West End. The restaurant pride themselves in their delicious Spanish home cooking as well as including recipes from around the world.

La Cheetah

La Cheetah

La Cheetah is a small club venue with a bar and DJ booth. The clubs limited capacity often offers clubbers the opportunity to see some of the biggest names in electronic music in an especially intimate environment.

Maggie May’s

Maggie May’s

Live music is at the heart of Maggie May’s ethos, so much so they believe that it should be free. So with live bands on in the bar every night of the week, you’re sure to find something you like and you won’t have to pay a penny for it.

Mono

Mono

Mono is a vegan café bar situated in the city centre. You can expect a welcoming environment, quality food and drink with an exciting range of live entertainment, all couched in an ethical and community based context.

Nice ’n’ Sleazy

Nice ’n’ Sleazy

Nice ’n’ Sleazy is a bar and restaurant in close proximity of Glasgow School of Art. The upstairs bar serves food until 9pm and the downstairs venue is open from 7.30pm every night and hosts a busy schedule of gigs/club nights.

Òran Mór

Òran Mór

The Whisky Bar at Òran Mór is one of the West End’s most popular destinations, boasting over 280 malts. And you’re always guaranteed a traditional warm Scottish welcome in this cultural and vibrant meeting place.

Rufus T Firefly

Rufus T Firefly

You can find Rufus T Firefly in the middle of Glasgow city centre. The venue strives to maintain a nice atmosphere where you can listen to your favourite music and enjoy good food while socialising with friends.

Sloans

Sloans

Sloans is one of the city’s most stunning and impressive venues set over three decadent floors. Pop in for a drink, bite to eat, a the BBQ in the outside courtyard (when it’s dry!) or for a great night out at the famous Friday Ceilidh.

Sub Club

Sub Club

A hardy Glasgow perennial is Sub Club down by the Clyde. For 30 years, this venue has been a mecca for music with no prejudices and no limits, and showcases up-and-coming music makers from the city and beyond.

Sugar Cube

Sugar Cube

Sugar Cube is one of Glasgow’s most popular nightclubs. There are multiple rooms to suit everyone’s taste, the three DJs play their own style of music in each of their rooms playing a variety of music.

The 13th Note

The 13th Note

The 13th Note is an independent music venue (also hosting comedy and theatre and art), bar and vegetarian/vegan cafe and also stocking a fine selection of beers from the Williams Brothers, WEST, vegan lagers and wines.

The Baby Grand

The Baby Grand

The Baby Grand is a well known and respected restaurant and classic piano bar, often referred to as a Glasgow institution due to its excellent reputation spanning over 30 years and dedication to keeping classic jazz alive.

The Butterfly and the Pig

The Butterfly and the Pig

The Butterfly and the Pig is shabby chic bar that is a relaxed, welcoming place to catch up with friends for a drink or bite to eat. To keep you entertained, it hosts live music every day of the week and the odd quiz night.

The Cathouse

The Cathouse

The Cathouse hosts a tonne of club nights, covering everything you could possibly want from classic rock, metal and punk right into hip-hop and dance. It caters to everyone so you’re guaranteed to find a night you’ll love.

The Corinthian Club

The Corinthian Club

The Corinthian Club is one of Glasgow’s most stylish dining, gaming and late night clubbing venue with five floors of bars. The club in Ingram Street offers trendy cocktails and food, it even has a casino.

The Ferry

The Ferry

For a unique night out, walk the gangplank to The Ferry. Now permanently berthed on the north bank of the river, the old Renfrew Ferry plied its trade for over 30 years before becoming a multi-purpose entertainment hub.

The Flying Duck

The Flying Duck

The Flying Duck is the renegade of the family. A naughty little underground bar, venue & diner, The Duck specialises in no-holds barred entertainment and decór. Be warned, it’s not for everybody…

The Garage

The Garage

The Garage is open every night of the year, with 8 rooms and 11 bars, it’s one of the biggest nightclubs in Glasgow. Open for over 20 years it has proved it’s a student favourite when it comes to the clubbing experience.

The Hope

The Hope

The Hope is a perfect choice for fuelling a shopping mission, dining with friends, enjoying a cheeky pub lunch and sampling the great selection of draught and bottled beers, including a wide range of craft beers and more.

The Horseshoe Bar

The Horseshoe Bar

The Horseshoe is believed to be the longest bar in the UK, this is where famous Scots rockers Travis started out. Their gold discs hang on the walls, encouraging singers at the ever-popular karaoke nights to sing their hearts out!

The King’s Theatre

The King's Theatre

The King’s Theatre is one of Scotland’s most historic and significant theatres. It opened in 1904 as one of the most brilliant designs of the prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham and has played host to top stars and shows ever since.

The Old Hairdressers

The Old Hairdressers

A small bar with a separate performance space (hosting all kinds of events from gigs to exhibitions), Hairies, as it’s affectionately known, is a perfect space for a quiet drink when the city is just a bit too much.

The Piper Bar

The Piper Bar

The Piper Bar offers a wide range of whiskies, local beers, cider and wines, as well as an extensive selection of gin. All of this can be enjoyed while taking in live music, where you can enjoy sessions by local bands and musicians.

The Poetry Club

The Poetry Club

The Poetry Club is a collaboration between Jim Lambie and SWG3. It is a unique and ever-evolving speakeasy bar designed by Lambie, an intimate space spread over 2 rooms hosting spoken word, small shows and parties.

The Polo Lounge

The Polo Lounge

The Polo Lounge is one of Glasgow’s best gay and lesbian parties. It has an enviable reputation of offering outstanding entertainment ad the venue really does offer attitude free clubbing and after years of success.

The Pot Still

The Pot Still

The Pot Still is the place to go in Glasgow if you are looking for great whisky, beer and a great atmosphere. The cosy, traditional Scottish bar has over 700 whiskies lining the shelves, so you will be sure to find something you like.

The Smokin’ Fox

The Smokin’ Fox

The Smokin’ Fox is a tale of two destinations hosting a Victorian look and creating a sense of calm modernity. The menu consists of feel good food created with local produce, whilst the team serve up cocktails and craft beers.

The Social

The Social

The Social is a bar with name lends itself to exactly what they love to do there. The lights dim, the music fills the space with everything from soulful house to funk and chart, and the cocktails begin to stack on the bar.

The Stand Comedy Club

The Stand Comedy Club

Set in Glasgow’s vibrant West End, this modest, intimate club has an international reputation as one of the best places for comedy in the world. It’s where the likes of Frankie Boyle and Kevin Bridges got started.

The Vic

The Vic

The Vic was built in 1928 and retains it’s iconic original facade. It serves up a delicious selection of international cuisine and the venue has been at the centre of the city’s culture and music explosion for the last thirty years.

Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal presents a wide variety of drama, dance, comedy, opera and musical theatre. It is home to Scotland’s resident companies, Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet, and is a unique city centre venue for conferences.

Vodka Wodka

Vodka Wodka

Vodka Wodka is a cocktail lovers paradise, pop in to work your way through the extensive range of vodkas and cocktails. Come rain or shine Vodka Wodka have got the best spot in the lane with the completely covered beer garden.

West Brewery

West Brewery

A Scots-German venture, West Brewery is the only brewery in the UK to produce beer according to German purity laws. House in an architectural gem, here you can enjoy pretzels, beer gardens and roaring fires.