Four ideas for a night out in Glasgow

Glasgow is known for its lively nightlife and buzzing atmosphere. Whether you’re interested in exploring local bars, you want to listen to live music, or you’d like to do something more unusual or quirky, there’s something for everyone. After all, Glasgow is home to more than 700 bars and pubs and hosts over 100 music events every week

Here’s our top pick of things to do on your night out in Glasgow:

1. Visit Glasgow’s best pubs.

Look for Glasgow bars that have character and stand out from the crowd. Around Argyle Street, there are three pubs connected to the Highlands and Islands that can be visited on a night out: The Islay Inn, Ben Nevis and Park Bar. The Allison Arms is a good starting point for a drink on Pollokshaws Road. Similarly, look to Redmond’s for a bar in Dennistoun.

Take the Glasgow Subway for a way to mix and match a selection of bars during your evening. Partick, recently hailed as one of the coolest areas in the UK, is punctuated by excellent craft beer and ale pubs.

2. Tour Specialist Whisky Bars

There’s a visitor centre and a tour at the new Clydeside Distillery. You can also travel out to the home of Auchentoshan in Clydebank. Then, there are tours that will take you around the West End to four of the best whisky-serving bars in town, you’ll learn about the malts along the way. A great idea for locals and visitors alike.

3. Visit a Casino

To add a bit of excitement and a touch of glamour to your evening, why not finish with some low or (high) rolling activities similar to what you can experience online at There are several casinos dotted around Glasgow, including the Alea Casino, which brings a touch of Las Vegas to the city.

Or, if bingo’s more your thing, you might want to head to Ball Drag Bingo at the Hillhead Bookclub. Every Wednesday night drag queens host the game, plus there’s up to £500 in cash up for grabs!

4. Listen to Live Music

There are a number of bars and pubs that host live music events all week round, ranging from The Hydro, for an arena experience, to venues like King Tut’s, SWG3, Barrowland Ballroom and the Old Fruitmarket. There’s always local talent to be found in music bars and venues like the 13th Note, Broadcast, Stereo, the Hug & Pint, The Record Factory, O2 ABC, Nice N Sleazy or The Garage.