Enjoy a Drink in One of the Best Bars in Glasgow
Most Scots love a tipple every now and again and Glasgow is home to some of best bars in the UK. The huge variety of drinking establishments in the city mean that anyone visiting Glasgow is sure to find somewhere that suits them. Even top celebrities such as Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle can often be seen enjoying a quiet drink in some of the classiest places in the city – the perfect way to spend an afternoon or an evening. Here are some of the must-visit bars for tourists staying in Glasgow hotels to call in at to quench their thirst.
Located on West George Street, Blue Dog attracts people of all ages. With a charming piano in the corner, this bar has an old-fashioned, yet sleek and modern décor and is the ultimate place to chill out with a cocktail or two – visitors can even tell the bar staff their favourite ingredients and they’ll create something original just for them. The venue has a jazz-style atmosphere, boasts great music and has friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Buzzing with people of all ages, Rogano is the oldest surviving restaurant in Glasgow and is a superb place to eat and drink. With a distinctive 1930’s ambience, this iconic bar and restaurant is based on the Queen Mary Ocean Liner. The art-deco style has become synonymous with the bar, which is perfectly located nearby many of the city’s finest shops, wonderfully cheap hotels and cultural venues and the chilled-out atmosphere is a great place to sample fine food and drink in the city.
The Loft Bar
With a glamorous feel and standing out among many of the other bars along Ashton Lane, the Loft Bar is one of the more unusual drinking venues in Glasgow. The bar can be found in a converted cinema and is an elegant place to sit with an old-fashioned cocktail – think Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe or James Dean. The chic and stylish atmosphere is enhanced by projections of old movies on the walls, which is a nice touch and the place gets pretty lively on a weekend.
Housed in a derelict church on Byres Road, the Oran Mor is one of the most popular bar and music venues in Glasgow. With over 250 malts to choose from, this West End venue is one of the top places in Scotland for whiskey drinkers and its warm and relaxed atmosphere makes it a fantastic place to go for an afternoon tipple.