Glasgow has a big student population and, as a result, it’s no surprise that the city boasts a pretty rowdy nightlife. Whether your student days are behind you or not, you’ll find a bar, pub or club to suit your taste in this lively Scottish city. To find out where to go on a night out in Glasgow, we asked you to tell us about your favourite venues in Glasgow over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what you said...
William McClelland says:
Osmosis Bar on Jamaica Street
Steve Mackenzie says:
That's easy... Osmosis Bar at the Euro Hostel. Great staff and a great atmosphere (and just an elevator up to your bed when you're smashed).
James Kelly says:
Osmosis bar is one the best bars in Glasgow, the only bar to go to if you want a drink before hitting the Arches, O2 Academy, Secc, just to watch the football, or a good party at the live music every Thursday.
Chris Sutton says:
Best bar in Glasgow by far is Osmosis near the Clyde.
Daniel Vito Kelly says:
Osmosis Bar, Live Music on Thursdays, Djs on Saturday and Sunday, service with a smile, great prices, Free Pool and juke box until 5pm everyday, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, Dart board, big screen showing the biggest footie games!
There’s always something going on at Osmosis Bar, a popular party spot that’s part of Glasgow’s Euro Hostel. Frequented by people staying at the hostel and those just looking for a great night out in the city, this bar offers a great selection of cheap drinks. There’s plenty of entertainment to enjoy, from live music to DJ sessions to the huge screen showing everything from sport to movies.
Location: 318 Clyde Street.
Jim Barton says:
Bairds. Mon the Hoops!
Lennard Ramone says:
A favourite with Celtic fans, the interior of this much-loved watering hole is decorated with memorabilia covering the history of Glasgow’s famous Celtic Football Club. Offering a good selection of drinks, it’s particularly busy on game days.
Location: 224-226 Gallowgate.
Sarah Engel says:
Bar 10!!! Off one of the main street in a little alleyway.
Located just off Buchanan Street, which is Glasgow’s main shopping stretch, Bar Ten is a good bet if you’re in need of a break from the bustling city centre. This funky bar is a great spot to chill out thanks to its comfy interior, laid-back music and wide variety of affordable tipples including cocktails.
Location: 10 Mitchell Lane.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-midnight, Sun noon-midnight.
The State Bar
Mishi Dulwich Morath says:
The State Bar; decent ales, lots of whiskeys, always busy, but never packed; service reasonably good, & close to The Kings Cafe for sustenance! How’s that for a plug & I don't even drink! ;-)
If you’re looking for a great choice of real ales at reasonable prices, this is the place to go. On top of that, The State Bar also hosts regular entertainment including comedy nights on Saturdays. It’s close to Sauchiehall Street, another of Glasgow’s main shopping areas, so it’s generally pretty busy.
Location: 148 Holland Street.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-midnight, Sun 12.30pm-midnight.
Miko Mk says:
West - this one is one of the best pubs in Glasgow!
West isn’t just a bar; it also operates as a brewery and restaurant. The beer hall looks down on West’s own brewing operation and from the bar you’ll be able to order a selection of authentic European beers brewed on site.
Location: Templeton Building, Glasgow Green.
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-nidnight.
Tiago Meirelles says:
Big screens around this popular bar show all the big sporting events including soccer, rugby and more. There’s plenty of other entertainment to be enjoyed here too, from acoustic sessions on Thursday nights to live traditional music on Sunday afternoons. Drinks are pretty reasonably priced and a varied menu of bar food is also available.
Location: 44 West George Street.
Opening times: Mon-Thurs noon-11pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight.
Nice n Sleazy
Gordon Stewart says:
Nice & Sleazys.
Indie rock is what you’ll generally hear at this cool nightspot which attracts a good crowd of both locals and visitors. Club nights are held downstairs on weeknights and on both floors at weekends, and gigs take place here on a regular basis.
Location: 421 Sauchiehall Street.
The Butterfly and Pig
Darryl Pitts says:
Got to be The Butterfly and Pig on Bath Street. The bar is like pubs used to be before all the big brands took over and the food is traditional Scottish for the 21st century. Amazing!
There’s something different to enjoy every night at the Butterfly and Pig from Monday night’s pub quiz to live music followed by a DJ set on Saturday nights. An ever-changing menu is also offered at this cool bar.
Location: 153 Bath Street.
And many more...
Liona Blair says:
Arches cafe, nice and sleazy's, the state bar, Stereo, anywhere on Bath St, anywhere on Ashton Lane. Also the Shawlands area.
Judith Logan says:
Any bar in Glasgow