After a pumping party bar right in the heart of the city centre? You'll want Revolution, the city's feel-good hangout specialising in vodka cocktails. There's always a fun crowd, a cracking range of classic sips and a healthy selection of beer and cider to cater for all tastes.
Cocktail Bars in Glasgow
Find your way around the best cocktail bars in Glasgow with this hand-picked guide. Whether you’re up for a Woo-Woo in the West End or a mojito in Merchant City, this city boasts some of the most talented mixologists and stylish cocktail bars in the country. With so many top places to drink in Glasgow, we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up this list for your next night out.
Last updated on 19th July 2021
Missoula is one of the best cocktail bars in Glasgow city centre. No two nights are the same here, with laid-back quiz events, live music evenings and late-night DJ nights to look forward to throughout the week, all with well-made mojitos and margaritas to go with it.
Merchant City bars among some of the chicest places to drink in Glasgow, with Metropolitan being a prime example. Looking to enjoy outdoor cocktails? The courtyard is an ideal spot for chilled tipples, while more formal spaces inside are perfect for grown-up drinks and date nights.
Chaophraya might not immediately come to mind when you think of Glasgow's best cocktail bars, but this Thai restaurant is not to be missed. Housed across four levels, this impressive Buchanan Street spot has a massive menu of cocktails and wines, paired with gorgeous interiors.
Fronting homemade hooch, moonshine and quirky takes on classic creations, Absurd Bird is up there with the best cocktail bars in Glasgow. Head on over to sip on signature mixes, take part in regular events and munch away on clucking good chicken.
Like your cocktails to come with a healthy dose of dancing? One of the most fun bars Glasgow has to offer, Mezcal combines tequila, tacos and techno all under one roof. Check out this quirky spot to swoon over Mexican plates, handcrafted cocktails and live DJs.
The Gardener is so much more than just a pretty face. As well as boasting enviable botanical interiors, it serves up an ample menu of enticing plates of fresh, seasonal produce and equally impressive cocktails, making it on of the best bars in Glasgow.
Buck's is a laid-back bar that just so happens to serve fantastic cocktails. The list is composed of classic recipes alongside more modern takes on mixology, like the Lagerita or Gin Genie, plus they're also known for serving hearty American food and hosting live bands on the regular.
One of Glasgow's most popular gin bars, Gin71 is serving flavours and blends from across the globe. Not only is this a must for juniper-lovers, the kitchen also serves beautiful plates of food to enjoy with some of the finest mixes in the city.
Nestled in the heart of St Vincent Place, this charming bar and restaurant serves up signature sips that taste just as good as they look. Housed in the former Evening Citizen Building, you'll find modern creations and a warming atmosphere that makes any night out feel special.
The name may lead you to think differently, but it's not just about bubbles at this stunning spot. A firm favourite for everything from after-work drinks to first dates, Champagne Central is bringing you creative cocktails and seasonal tipples.
Home to a hubbub of heaving antics and off-kilter events, Riding Room is not to be missed. The bar also boasts some of the most unique cocktails in Glasgow as cool decanters, quirky flavours and hilarious names pop them at the top of the concoction ploughing pile.
The Finnieston is a bustling restaurant bar on Argyle Street with some seriously delicious serves. The food comes gourmet and the drinks creative, with speakeasy vibes and a flare for vintage tastes. Pushing a pub meets Gin palace get-up, you'll find charming food and drink aplenty here.
One of the coolest outdoor bars in Glasgow, The Social is a spot for fans of slick drinks and sensational sounds. Whether you're looking for a boozy weekend brunch, pre-drinks with pals or a big night out, this place has the cocktails and tasty bites for you.
Kelvingrove Cafe's serves a wide range of exquisite creations in the comfort of plush leather booths and wooden walls. And if you happen to get peckish? There's even an equally impressive selection of plates to feast on in-between cocktails.
Add a dash of South American fun to your nights out with a trip to The Luchador. A quirky Mexican-inspired bar and restaurant, this place specialises in tequila and mescal-laced serves that come perfectly paired with tacos, taquitos, frijoles and more.
With it bunting draped ceiling, regular drag queen bingo nights and a huge space for socialising, this is one of our favourite cocktail bars in Glasgow's West End. Dubbing their cocktails as "a classier way to get tipsy", the folks at Hillhead Bookclub know how to do dapper, different drinks.
When it comes to luxurious and interesting cocktails in Glasgow, you'd be a fool to miss Porter & Rye. Bringing you some of the best whiskey-based drinks in the business, this swoon-worthy bar us a must for romantic sips with an adult edge.
A glamorous and glitzy spot, beGin is the perfect place for gin-based concoctions. Perfect for date nights, hen parties or a catch up with the loveliest of ladies, you'll find a myriad of interesting new drinks at this stylish West End haunt.