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Glasgow’s Best City Centre Bars!

Glasgow’s Best City Centre Bars!

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For anyone planning a city break in Glasgow, the most populous city in Scotland, we’ve got a list of the best bars in the city. These bars are the perfect spots to relax with a drink while exploring this amazing city.

The Ben Nevis Bar

One of Glasgow’s best-kept secrets, a unique and contemporary Scottish bar situated at 1147 Argyle Street. Open in its present incarnation since 1999, it has become renowned on the Scottish traditional music scene for its regular and spontaneous sessions, uniquely Scottish design, great whisky, craft beers, traditional Ales, and a truly welcoming atmosphere.

The Ben Nevis is all anybody needs in a pub, whether you want to chill in the afternoon with a good book and a pint, or you want a full-on kicking tune at night, they can provide it. So don’t be shy, get yourself along to the Ben and say hello. If your also taking on our challenge for Scotland’s highest peak on your trip take your Ben Nevis medal along for some photos and tag @travelmedals.

Gin 71

Glasgow’s first dedicated Gin bar with over 71 different Gins from around the world. They also carry their own home made tonics, and a superb collection of cocktails. They also host Gin Tasting nights covering gins from Scotland and further afield.  As well as a Gin Spa available which is the first ever gin inspired botanical day spa. 

With several locations in Glasgow for example the breath taking Victorian interior of De Quincy House in the heart of Glasgow’s City Centre and another separate branch in Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square there is no excuse for the fun not to beGIN!

Hillhead Bookclub

A venue where left and right handers can exist in harmony without fear of persecution. A licensed land of milk & honey where the ping-pong is plentiful, the computer games are retro, the cocktails arrive in gramophones and the strawberry mojitos cost nought but 3 pounds. Vintage fairs on sundays’ and glasgow’s finest disc jockeys spinnin’ til the wee hours wednesday through tae sunday’ plus a host of other relatively interesting tit-bits. Happy days, if you’re into this kind of thing… it’s good, clean fun for dirty, bad Glaswegians. Located on vinicombe street – the hub of the West End in Glasgow.

Bon Accord

What began as a pub specialising in real ale and pub grub, has been cultivated carefully over the years into a specialist whisky bar. Winning Scottish Malt Whisky Bar of The Year 2015 and the Good Pub Guide UK Whisky Bar of The Year for 2019. They sell more than 800 different real ales per year and have more than 400 whiskies in their gantry. Yet the quality of the selection does not suffer including many old and rare whiskies; the pinnacle being their 70-year-old Glenlivet. It’s a family run business with simple ethos centers on excellent products and excellent service.

Oran Mor

Formerly Kelvinside Parish Church, Òran Mór, Gaelic for ‘great melody of life’ or ‘big song’, is a truly unique and stunning thriving arts & entertainment venue in the heart of Glasgow’s West End. They offer a Victorian Bar and Whisky Bar, John Muir Room Restaurant and Brasserie Restaurant, Private Dining Room, Live Music venue, Night Club, and stunning Auditorium with mural ceiling by Alasdair Gray. The Whisky Bar is one of the west end’s most popular destinations, boasting over 280 malts. You’re always guaranteed a warm Scottish welcome in this cultural meeting place.

Waxy O’Connors

A unique Irish bar in Glasgow City Centre, with 3 floors, 6 bars and 9 different areas to choose from. Free area hire available, big screens for all the sport, and great food! Waxy’s is one of Glasgow’s most unique bars. With so many areas to choose from, it’s an ideal venue for all types of events. Ideally situated within the heart of the city, close to the main shopping and commercial areas. Adjacent to Queen Street Station and just a short walk from Central Station or Buchanan Street bus station, there really is no excuse not to stop by!

Republic Bier Halle

Opened in October 1999, a contemporary bier halle with Czech and German influences. Serving up Glasgow’s widest range of world beers and offering 241 pizzas! The family run Bier Halle has developed into a Glasgow institution securing its position as one of the most popular bars in the city. With a beer garden and underground bar, there’s no better spot to grab a beer in the city centre and do a bit of people watching.

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If you visit any of these recommendations on a trip to Glasgow tag @travelmedals across Instagram or Facebook.

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