Glasgow Nightlife

Glasgow's busy nightlife scene is impressive and varied. Bars and pubs often close at midnight on weekends, but nightclubs often stay open until 3 or 4 am. Traditional ceilidh (a mix of country dancing, music, and song; pronounced kay-lee) is not as popular with locals as it used to be (except at weddings), but you can still find it at many more tourist-oriented establishments.


pubs were once hangouts for serious drinkers who demanded few comforts. Times have changed, and many of these gritty establishments have been transformed into trendy cocktail bars or cavernous spaces with multiple video monitors, though a few traditional bars do survive. Bars and pubs vary according to location; many of those in the City Centre cater to business types, although some still draw a more traditional clientele.

As elsewhere in Britain, electronic music—from house to techno to drum and bass—is par for the course in Glasgow's dance clubs. Much of the scene revolves around the City Centre, as a late-night walk down Sauchiehall Street on Friday or Saturday will reveal.

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

Babbity Bowster's

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A busy, friendly spot, Babbity Bowster's serves real ales and excellent, mainly Scottish food, prepared for more than a decade now by...

Baby Grand

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One of Glasgow's best-kept secrets, this intimate piano bar is hidden behind the King's Theatre. It serves good food all day, and it...

Ben Nevis

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This eccentric pub is full of Highland artifacts. There are more than 180 whiskies from which to choose and traditional live music on...

Black Sparrow

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A cool Charles Bukowski–theme bar named after the American writer's publishing company, the Black Sparrow serves potent cocktails and...


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

Boteco do Brasil

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


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

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

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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...

La Cheetah

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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...


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