Glasgow Pub Guide

The essential guide to Glasgow's best pubs and bars

Tennent’s Bar

This pub is probably a perfect blueprint for the traditional Glasgow pub, great location, bit of character, fair prices, football on the telly and a good atmosphere. If most Glaswegian … Continue reading

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Waxy O’Connor’s

Not such a good pub to arrange to meet people. It’s like a rabbit’s warren. Lots of confusing little bars interconnected by random sets of staircases – think if the … Continue reading

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Times Square

Times Square is a decent pub, though it feels like it’s trying too hard to be a quaint little boozer when it’s far too big and well run to pull … Continue reading

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Sloans

Sloans is an interesting pub with and long and curious history. It claims to be Glasgow’s oldest pub (1797), though it’s a three horse race between Sloans, The Saracen’s Head … Continue reading

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Boteco do Brasil

Boteco do Brasil literally means ‘Brazilian Pub’, though in Brazil a boteco comes from a different tradition than the pub as we know it: it is more of an informal … Continue reading

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The Ubiquitous Chip

Ashton Lane is a cobbled backstreet tucked away behind Hillhead Underground, connecting Byres Road to Glasgow University, and could well be the best place for bars and restaurants in the … Continue reading

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Oran Mor

One of Glasgow’s modern ‘super pubs’. To the uninitiated it may seem a little pretentious, situated as it is in the converted building of the old Kelvinside Parish Church, standing … Continue reading

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Brew Dog

Over the last few years it seems like there’s been a mini revolution happening in our national drinking habits. Where once Kronenbourg was considered an exotic brew and a choice … Continue reading

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Brass Monkey

It was a sad day when the Two Ways closed down: Rab C Nesbitt’s old boozer had stood there on the corner of Argyle Street and Kent Road, unchanged since … Continue reading

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The 78

A vegan bar which we found quite by accident, tucked away behind Dumbarton Road (I should say Argyle Street – the part of Argyle Street everyone thinks is Dumbarton Road, … Continue reading

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Avant Garde

I’ll admit that the area around the Trongate is not a place I go very often for a pint, but after a quick refreshment in the Scotia, eager to try … Continue reading

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The Scotia Bar

This is one of those pubs that if you’re visiting the city and want to see a ‘Glasgow’ bar then it is one of the first you should seek out. … Continue reading

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The Saracen Head Inn

This is a Glasgow pub that originally had some of the history of city built into the very fabric of the building. Its well off the regular tourist trail and … Continue reading

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The Pot Still

The Pot Still is one of Glasgow’s hidden gems except for the fact it’s not hidden at all, its smack bang in the middle of the city centre at the … Continue reading

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The Counting House

This is one of Glasgow’s most popular pubs and the flagship for the J D Wetherspoon chain in Scotland. It follows all the usual chain pub rules but it does … Continue reading

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Max’s Bar

I’ve been heading to Maxs Bar in its various different guises for a few years now, it’s always been a nice place to stop off and have a drink or … Continue reading

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The Park Bar

As a proud Scotsman I’ve always have a soft spot for a good Scottish pub, surprisingly good ones are not always as easy to find in Glasgow as some folk … Continue reading

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The Horseshoe Bar

This is one of the pubs that helps give Glasgow its modern pub tradition. Tucked away just off Union Street and down one of Glasgow’s few remaining cobbled streets you’ll … Continue reading

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The Arlington Bar

On St Andrew’s day the 30th of November 1996 the Stone of Destiny – the ancient seat of the Kings of Scots and a powerful symbol of Scottish nationhood was … Continue reading

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