It’s no secret that Glasgow is fond of an alcoholic beverage or two (or three), and sometimes a pint down at the local pub just won’t cut it. It’s lucky then that there is no shortage of cocktails bars in Glasgow, so you can get glammed up and spend the night sipping on sophisticated drinks in style. From buzzing city centre bars to low-key speakeasies, industrial-chic venues to Caribbean-inspired tiki bars, there are cocktail bars in Glasgow to suit all occasions, and finding the perfect one just got so much easier with Quandoo. Browse the best cocktail bars in Glasgow and filter by area and price range, then, when you’ve taken your pick, simply book a table online – no more fighting for a space at the bar.
With so many choices, we know that picking a cocktail can be a daunting task. If you don’t know your Margaritas from your Manhattans or your Moscow Mule from your Mai Tai, we’ve put together a little list of some of the classic options you will find shaken up at cocktail bars in Glasgow.
It’s not just the classics that you’ll find on the menu at Glasgow’s cocktail bars. Whisky is the national drink of Scotland so of course you’ll find plenty of scotch-based drinks, but if you really want to soak up some of the local culture, we recommend going for a Buckfast cocktail, a concoction which has crept onto the menu of many cocktail bars in Glasgow. It’s no secret that Glasgow has a passion for this iconic tonic wine, full of caffeine and brewed by the monks of Buckfast Abbey. Once reserved for only binge drinking in the back streets or after hours parties, now you you can enjoy Buckfast in Glasgow’s classy cocktail bars. We particularly recommend The Guter Ball – a Scottish take on a White Russian with Buckfast, Kahlua and milk – served up in Lebowski’s, one of the trendiest cocktail bars in Glasgow West End.