Glasgow is a town that is always up for a celebration. The people, the vibe, the amazing bars and restaurants…if you are looking for a party pal, Glasgow is always up for it. It’s one of our favourite cities for a tipple or two, so check out our picks of the best places in G-Town to visit for some creative cocktail concoctions!
Known for their special boozy Sunday brunches, Stravaigin is the perfect place to work off that hangover with some hair of the dog. Choose from either their classic Bloody Mary, or if you have had too much vodka the night before, their tequila-based Bloody Maria. Pair with a creative dish from their delicious brunch menu and you have the start of a brilliant Sunday! Their menu is packed full of Scottish classics with a globally-inspired twist and rumour has it Calvin Harris reckons they do the best breakfasts in town. Definitely worth checking it out!
Address: 28 Gibson Street, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, G12 8NX
Phone: 0141 334 2665
The Corinthian Club
Located in the Merchant City, The Corinthian Club is unlike any other bar in Scotland. Once a bank, the building that houses the Corinthian Club was completely transformed into an upmarket destination popular with visitors and business executives living in Scotland. The decor is stunning, and even after refurbishment you can get a glimpse of the historic interiors. The menu is extensive, but one of the top drinks is the Kir Royale. Made by combining high-quality champagne with blackcurrant liquor, this is a sweet and satisfying beverage.
Address: 191 Ingram St, City Centre, G1 1DA
Phone: 0141 552 1101
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The Bar at Blythswood Square
The Blythswood Hotel is a trendy boutique hotel in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, and everything about the decor is hip and unexpected. Soft pink and orange lighting make it instantly relaxing, and the creative bartenders mix up some wonderful tipples that will surprise and delight you. One cocktail that stands out is the Iced Tea Bellini, which is incredibly refreshing, while still packing a punch. The cocktail is made by adding Darjeeling tea-infused peach puree to a glass of prosecco.
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Address: 11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4AD
Phone: 0141 248 8888
Blue Dog is locals favourite thanks to nightly live jazz piano music, attentive staff and high-quality cocktails made with the best possible ingredients. The clientele is a mix of older jazz enthusiasts and younger visitors enjoying a big night on the town, which means that just about everyone will feel welcome in these upmarket surroundings. If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to try The Dude, an incredibly cocktail featuring vanilla vodka, coffee liqueur, chocolate bitters and fresh cream.
Address: 151 West George Street, Glasgow G2 2JJ
Phone: 0141 229 0707
A combination bar, restaurant and event venue, Metropolitan is one of the most upscale and sophisticated late-night establishments in all of Glasgow. Tasteful and trendy decor sets the scene for plenty of great nights, and there are dozens of nooks, private tables and secluded balconies that help create a more intimate environment for couples or groups of friends. Their cocktail menu goes on for several pages, but one of the most popular items is the classic cosmopolitan made with vodka, triple sec, a squeeze of lime juice and cranberry juice.
Address: 60 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1LE
Phone: 0141 553 1488
Rogano Oyster Bar
Rogano is a luxury Art Deco establishment with a history that stretches back for more than 75 years. As you might expect from a bar that opened in the 1930s, cocktails are a staple on the drink menu. Head away from the main dining area and over to the Oyster Bar for a traditional cocktail, or spice things up with a chilli cocktail. The addition of chilli powder might seem a little unusual, but it really heats up the flavours and creates a depth that is perfect for a cold Scottish evening. Round off the night with a quick snack or meal like mussels, deep fried polenta or classic oysters for which the bar is famed for.
Address: 11 Exchange Pl, Glasgow, G1 3AN
Phone: 0141 248 4055
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