Glasgow

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.

Glasgow's pubs were once hangouts for serious drinkers who demanded few comforts. Today many of these gritty establishments have been transformed into trendy cocktail bars or cavernous spaces with video monitors, though a few traditional bars survive. Bars and pubs vary according to location; many in the City Centre cater to business types, while those in the West End and Finnieston draw in the younger crowd.

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.

Sort by: 30 Recommendations {{numTotalPoiResults}} {{ (numTotalPoiResults===1)?'Recommendation':'Recommendations' }} 0 Recommendations
CLEAR ALL Area Search CLEAR ALL
Loading...
Loading...
  • 1. Kelvingrove Cafe

    Finnieston

    At this very inventive cocktail bar in the heart of Finniston, the chic vintage interior feels a bit like a Gatsby party, attracting a well-heeled...Read More

  • 2. Scotia Bar

    Merchant City

    This place is a survivor of a different, older city, but it offers a taste of an authentic Glasgow pub, with traditional folk music performances...Read More

  • 3. Sloans

    City Centre

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

  • 4. The Horseshoe Bar

    City Centre

    This iconic Glasgow boozer is tucked away on a hidden alleyway not far from Central Station. The wood-paneled traditional pub is a lively and upbeat...Read More

  • 5. Argyle Street Arches

    City Centre

    As the name suggests, this enormous and endlessly flexible space occupies the railway arches beneath Glasgow Central station. Most nights it's a popular music venue,...Read More

  • 6. Arta

    Merchant City

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

  • 7. Ben Nevis

    Finnieston

    A traditional pub still holding its own on the trendy Finnieston strip, this eccentric spot is full of Highland artifacts. There are more than 180...Read More

  • 8. Bloc+

    City Centre

    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...Read More

  • 9. Boteco do Brasil

    Merchant City

    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. Delmonicas

    Merchant City

    Known as "Dels" by locals, this is a lively and upbeat LGBTQ bar and club in the heart of the city's gay quarter. Karaoke, DJs,...Read More

  • 11. Dram!

    West End

    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...Read More

  • 12. Inn Deep

    West End

    A bit of a hidden gem in the West End bar scene, Inn Deep doesn't look like much from its street entrance on Great Western...Read More

  • 13. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

    City Centre

    An intimate venue showcasing up-and-coming independent bands since 1990, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut was the venue where the U.K. britpop band Oasis was discovered....Read More

  • 14. La Cheetah

    City Centre

    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...Read More

  • 15. Nice N Sleazy

    City Centre

    A classic dive bar on Sauchiehall Street, drinks here are reasonably priced, and their tiny downstairs gig space has played host to many terrific bands...Read More

  • 16. Old Fruitmarket

    Merchant City

    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 iron...Read More

  • 17. Òran Mór

    West End

    At the top of Byres Road, Òran Mór has estabished itself as the heart of West End nightlife. Located in what was once a church,...Read More

  • 18. Polo Lounge

    Merchant City

    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. On the two...Read More

  • 19. Stand Comedy Club

    West End

    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...Read More

  • 20. Stereo

    City Centre

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

No nightlife Results

Please try a broader search, or expore these popular suggestions:

There are no results for {{ strDestName }} Nightlife in the searched map area with the above filters. Please try a different area on the map, or broaden your search with these popular suggestions:

Around the Web