One of the best pubs in Glasgow, The Raven merges casual darts and live sports with a lip-smacking menu of slow-cooked meats, mouthwatering ribs and fully-stacked burgers. Oh, and did we mention the cocktails and craft beers?
The Best Pubs in Glasgow
There’s no denying it, our city has one of the best pub scenes in Britain, nay, Europe, nay… the world. From Victorian public houses to craft beer taverns, and back to old school, traditional boozers; a great night out starts with some cracking pubs, and we're here to show you why. Check out our recommendations for the best pubs in Glasgow.
Last updated on 29th July 2021
A bustling Irish joint, Waxy O'Connor's is a sprawling monster of a pub. Set over three floors, this hideaway is beautifully crafted with incredible carpentry throughout. Despite the size, it still has a homely local feel with sport screenings, fresh pints and stellar grub.
The perfect name when it comes to a craft beer pub in Glasgow, pints are pretty much all the Brewdog know. From their casual interiors down to their regular roster of draught pints and drinks, this West End name consistently peaks interest in the post-work pint department.
A prized seafood restaurant and cocktail bar complete with its own secret garden, The Finnieston uses the finest Scottish ingredients, and it shows. Pop in for a feast of fresh oysters and daily catches, before retiring to a gin bar for exciting signatures and a medley of G&Ts.
A hotspot for craft beer enthusiasts from the city and beyond, Drygate makes a name for itself as the UK's first experiential craft brewery. Comprising of a 24-tap beer hall, a raised beer garden, restaurant and bottle shop, it remains at the forefront of Scotland's brewing scene.
With a wides whisky selection, The Pot Still was always going to make the list of the best Glasgow pubs. A super spot for after work drinks, this city centre bar is often bustling, with characters congregating for a quality drink some very modern initiatives - women's whisky club, anyone?
The Ben Nevis is a lovingly designed pub at the Finnieston end of Argyle Street. With bagloads of charm, this Glasgow pub is laden with elements of Scottish folklore and history, with an ode to the rich countryside in solid woods, slate and stone to revel in while sipping whisky.
A mash-up of a lively bar and classic boozer, McChuills is one of Glasgow's live gigging venues where you can douse yourself in international brews and beers aplenty. With its penchant for folk music, this boozer will have you jiving and jigging 'till late.
Modern equipment meets age-old tradition at West, which operates as the UK's only brewery acting in full accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516. Head here for a pint of authentic Glaswegian beer and with an exciting menu combining Scottish and German ingredients.
An inviting space of rich woods, traditional Irish décor and snug alcoves, Kitty retains a warm ambience that must be savoured There's plenty of beers on tap and a devoted whisky bar if things look like escalating, and plenty of comfort food classics if you're looking to dig in.