Pubs and Bars

“The Glasgow invention of square-toed shoes was to enable the Glasgow man to get closer to the bar.” — Jack House, writer and broadcaster.

Cramped housing and work often consisting of hard manual labour contributed to Glasgow's reputation as a hard-drinking city, with a pub on every corner. Most of these 'locals' are long-gone now, but a few do remain. In recent years a general increase in attention paid to the quality of beers available has been reflected in Glasgow too. Our favourite places in which to drink are listed below.

Real Ale

Craft Beer


Traditional Music

Cocktails and other specialities

See also LGBTQIA+ Glasgow

  • Last modified: 2023/05/26 08:28
  • by alan