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.
The Scots are known around the world for enjoying a drink. So it should come as no surprise to learn the country’s biggest city is home to some properly fantastic watering holes. Whether you’re after a quiet hideyhole ideal for a lazy afternoon pint, bars with kitchens serving superb food or drinking dens with DJs ready-made for pre-club drinks, our pick of the best bars in Glasgow has you covered. And that’s even before you peruse our round-ups of the city’s best pubs and best cocktail bars. Non-alcoholic options also available (this is the country that invented Irn-Bru, after all).
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