Pubs granted extra hour to celebrate Glasgow 2018

All Glasgow pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels will be able to open for an extra hour during next month’s European Championships. Glasgow Licensing Board has agreed bars can stay open until 1am and clubs until 4am.

Glasgow is co-hosting the sports event from 2-12 August, with Berlin in Germany. The championships are set to be the biggest event in Glasgow since the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Councillor Matt Kerr, GLB Chair, said: “I’m sure our licensed trade will rise to the occasion as they always do.”

“The European Championships will again put Glasgow in the international spotlight with a potential TV audience of over a billion tuning in to view the sporting action.”

He added: “Glasgow pubs, clubs and restaurants have a fantastic reputation and we know from our experience during the Commonwealth Games that people in the city want to go out and enjoy themselves after the day’s competition is over.”

A separate cultural programme featuring live music, circus, dance, theatre and visual art will run alongside the sporting action.

Glasgow and other locations in Scotland will host swimming, cycling, rowing, triathlon, gymnastics and golf.

Berlin’s Olympic Stadium will stage the athletics competition.