Dimly lit and decked out with colourful murals, funky low-hanging lamps and beat-up leather booths, this ground-floor café-bar is a buzzing place. And thanks also to its dirt-cheap club in the basement, it’s been pretty much the epicentre of Glasgow nightlife for three decades. New beers and beer deals crop up all the time and bargain white and black Russians remain a permanent fixture. And yes, they still sell Buckfast.
Scotland is a country that loves to celebrate and doing so with a drink in hand is pretty much the norm. So it should come as no surprise that its largest city is home to many excellent and very popular watering holes. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a relaxing afternoon pint, a bar that prizes itself on its intricate creations or drinking dens with DJs ready-made for pre-club drinks, our pick of the best bars in Glasgow has you covered. And for even more tips, check out our list of the city’s best pubs and best cocktail bars.