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  • 1. Scotia Bar

    Merchant City | Bars/Pubs

    This longtime bar serves up a taste of an authentic Glasgow pub, with traditional folk music regularly thrown in. Dark wood, a wood-beamed ceiling...Read More

  • 2. Sloans

    City Centre | Bars/Pubs

    One of Glasgow's oldest and most beautiful pubs, the wood-paneled Sloans is always lively and welcoming; it serves traditional pub food like...Read More

  • 3. 78

    Finnieston | Bars/Pubs

    Enjoy cozy sofas, a real coal fire, and tasty vegan food throughout the day. There's live music every night, with jazz on Sunday. ...Read More

  • 4. Arta

    Merchant City | Music Clubs

    Built on the site of Glasgow's traditional cheese market, Arta has transformed the place into what feels and looks like a Spanish hacienda....Read More

  • 5. Babbity Bowster's

    Merchant City | Bars/Pubs

    A busy, friendly spot, Babbity Bowster's serves real ales and excellent, mainly Scottish food, prepared by a French chef who adds his own special...Read More

  • 6. Baby Grand

    City Centre | Piano Bars/Lounges

    One of Glasgow's best-kept secrets, this intimate piano bar is hidden behind the King's Theatre. It serves good food all day (excellent breakfasts...Read More

  • 7. Ben Nevis

    Finnieston | Bars/Pubs

    A traditional pub still holding its own on the trendy Finnieston strip, this eccentric spot is full of Highland artifacts. There are more than...Read More

  • 8. Bloc+

    City Centre | Bars/Pubs

    Step behind a curious version of the Iron Curtain where burgers and Tex-Mex diner food mix with an eclectic musical mash of DJs and live rock...Read More

  • 9. Boteco do Brasil

    Merchant City | Bars/Pubs

    Glasgow's only Brazilian bar-restaurant-club has salsa nights Wednesdays and Latin music to dance to on weekends until 3 am....Read More

  • 10. Dram!

    West End | Bars/Pubs

    With mismatched furnishings and the odd stag's head on the wall, the four large rooms here are decorated in a style that can only be described...Read More

  • 11. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

    City Centre | Music Clubs

    An intimate venue showcasing up-and-coming independent bands since 1990, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut claims to have been the venue that discovered...Read More

  • 12. La Cheetah

    City Centre | Music Clubs

    A tiny club in the basement of Max's Bar, La Cheetah is popular precisely because it's small and intimate. It plays a variety of dance and electronic...Read More

  • 13. Moskito

    City Centre | Bars/Pubs

    For a splash of Mediterranean style, head to Moskito. Amid the cool, aquatic hues you can drink, eat, and watch people dancing to laid-back...Read More

  • 14. O2 ABC

    City Centre | Music Clubs

    One of the city's major music venues, O2 ABC is housed inside what was once a cinema. It's the city's main showcase for well-known pop and rock...Read More

  • 15. Old Fruitmarket

    Merchant City | Music Clubs

    A wonderful venue for almost every type of music, this was once the city's fruit and vegetable market. The first-floor balcony, with its intricate...Read More

  • 16. Òran Mór

    West End | Bars/Pubs

    At the top of Byres Road, Òran Mór is in a massive church that still has its beautiful stained-glass windows as well as an upper hall, once...Read More

  • 17. Polo Lounge

    Merchant City | Dance Clubs

    Oozing with Edwardian style, the Polo Lounge is Glasgow's largest gay club. Upstairs is a bar that resembles an old-fashioned gentlemen's club...Read More

  • 18. Stand Comedy Club

    West End | Comedy Clubs

    In the basement of a former school, the Stand Comedy Club has live shows every night of the week and is most popular on Thursday and Friday...Read More

  • 19. Stereo

    City Centre | Dance Clubs

    The small downstairs music venue gets crowded quickly when bands play Sunday to Thursday night, but that only adds to the electric atmosphere...Read More

  • 20. Sub Club

    City Centre | Dance Clubs

    This atmospheric underground venue has staged cutting-edge music events since its jazz club days in the '50s. Legendary favorites like Saturday...Read More

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