Glasgow Nightlife

Glasgow is renowned for having a thriving nightlife and there a wide range of bars and clubs both basic and trendy, all types of pubs and restaurants of all cuisines that suit a range of budgets. The city does come alive at night and its nightlife is testament of this. The city is an energetic one, locals have a sense of fun enjoying a good night out. The city attracts many visitors with its vibrant, dynamic nightlife. The range of nightlife available in Glasgow means there is something to suit most tastes including clubs, niche and specialist clubs, traditional bars, contemporary and themed bars.

Our quick guide to Glasgow’s nightlife outlines some bars and clubs worth considering:

Glasgow Bars & Pubs

Living Room Glasgow is a stylish bar and restaurant located on St Vincent Street in the Glasgow business district. The stylish bar offers a choice of drinks including soft drinks, beers, wines, spirits, champagnes and a choice of cocktails. The main a la carte menu includes a choice of light bites, salads, sandwiches, mains including fish, steak and chicken and vegetarian options. The Sunday Comforts menu includes the favourite Sunday roast with all the trimmings. The resident musicians play a choice of eclectic music creating a great atmosphere where diners can drink and dine in comfortable surroundings.

Brel Bar & Restaurant is located on Aston Lane in the West End next to the University of Glasgow. Brel is a charming place and a firm favourite among locals, providing a great place to enjoy drinks, food and socialise with family, friends and colleagues. Brel is known for its wide selection of beers including Belgian, Czech and local Scottish favourites. Food is served here with a choice of European dishes available including starters, mains and desserts. There are a choice of wines and champagnes available with a beer garden offering al fresco dining weather permitting. There is live musical entertainment including regular music gigs with touring bands.

O’Neill’s Merchant Square Glasgow is located on Albion Street in Glasgow. The Irish themed pub offers plenty of character and a great fun atmosphere. A choice of drinks are available including Guinness, beers, wines, whiskeys, spirits, soft drinks and hot and cold drinks. A choice of food is available with breakfast, lunch and dinner all served here, the dinner menu includes burgers, fish and chips and stews. The pub features live music from a range of musicians including solo performers, guitarists and cover bands. The pub is conveniently located in central Glasgow making it a great place to stop off for visitors having spent the day exploring the city. The pub is designed and furnished in traditional Irish pub style offering visitors a great pub atmosphere and experience.

The Babbity Bowster pub is located on Blackfriars Street in the heart of Glasgow. Housed inside a traditional building dating back to the 18th century, the pub has plenty of charm and character. The bar offers a choice of drinks from soft drinks to beers, wines and spirits and there are real ales available. Food is served on the first floor at the Schottische Restaurant where diners can find Scottish cuisine with a French influence. The pub is a friendly one where visitors can enjoy food and drink in a relaxed environment.

Moskito is a stylish bar located on Bath Street in Glasgow. The late night bar has a fun, laid back atmosphere and is known for its popular cocktails. Established back in 2000, the bar has established itself as one of the most popular in the city and attracts a range of people including students, office staff and visitors to the city. The bar prides itself on the quality of its bar service, there are DJs on most nights playing a range of tunes including funk, soul, hip hop, R’n’B and Latin. A choice of drinks are available including soft drinks teas and coffees, beers, wines, shooters and champagnes. There are light bites and bar food available including pizzas, sausage rolls and sandwiches.

Glasgow Clubs

Sub Club Nightclub is located on Jamaica Street in Glasgow. The club is long established on the Glasgow clubbing scene, there are a number of club nights each week with a range of top DJs playing a choice of music genres including house, dance and electronica. The club is a place where clubbers can see established names along with up and coming artists.

Arta is a nightclub, bar and live music venue. Located on Albion Street in Glasgow’s historic Merchant City, the club has a Mediterranean theme and includes live music each night. Food is available options include tapas dishes; the main a la carte menu includes paella and seafood dishes. Drinks include a choice of soft drinks, beers, wines from around the world and champagnes. Live music is provided by a number of bands playing a range of music genres from dance floor fillers to soul, pop, blues, rock and an exciting mix of classical and contemporary music.

The Flying Duck is a bar and nightclub located on Renfield Street in Glasgow city centre. The centrally located nightclub is a favourite nightspot among clubbers, located over two rooms and includes a bar that serves a choice of drinks including soft drinks, beers, spirits and cocktails. The club prides itself on being a bit different from the norm and has a relaxed atmosphere where clubbers can let their hair down and dance the night away. There are club nights during the week and a number of guest DJs playing a choice of music genres including soul, funk, hip hop, rock, indie, pop and more. The venue offers something a bit different with the atmosphere and vibe of a house party making it an enjoyable place for clubbers.

The Boho Club is a nightclub located on Dunbarton Road in the West End of Glasgow near Kelvingrove Park. The club has a LED dance floor, BBQ terrace and private booths. The club prides itself on providing guests with a fun and relaxing night out and is a popular venue for students and locals. There are club nights catering for different musical tastes including R’n’B, hip hop, house, chart, dance and more.

The Arches is a multi purpose arts venue that includes a club. Located on Argyll Street in Glasgow there is a café bar and restaurant featuring a Scottish and international menu with soups, salads, mains with meat, fish and vegetables and pizzas. There are gigs held here for fans of live music featuring a range of artists. The club is well known on the Glasgow clubbing scene featuring a quality sound system and a range of top DJs spinning a range of tracks including house, techno, hip hop, trance and more. Whilst attracting top DJs the club promotes up and coming ones too and new musical talent. The venue provides visual arts, eclectic mix of gigs, bar and restaurant with a top clubbing venue making the Arches a top cultural and night time venue.

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