10 Best Pubs in Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland is home to some of the best traditional and liveliest pubs and restaurants. Spending time in these pubs will reward you one of the best Scottish experiences. It is also one of the best ways to meet locals while trying their offerings of the best whiskeys, ales, and beers.

Some of the pubs also offer live performances and music sessions which are a good way to relax after a long day of sightseeing in Glasgow. So if you don’t know where to go yet, here’s our list of best pubs in Glasgow, Scotland.

10 Best Pubs in Glasgow, Scotland

1. The Bon Accord, Glasgow

The Bon Accord

This traditional pub is home to one of the world-famous ales and malt whiskeys in all Scotland. Owned and managed by the McDonaghs for 17 years, the bar specializes in creating top-quality ales and malt whiskeys.

Aside from local drinks, they also offer good food and local delicacies which includes vegetarian options. 

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Sunday – 12:30 PM  to 12:00 AM

Contact Information

Address: The Bon Accord, 153 North Street, Glasgow G3 7DA.

Phone: 0141 248 4427

Email:  mail@bonaccordpub.com

2. The Ben Nevis

 

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Named after the highest mountain in the British Isles, this small, traditional bar has a huge collection of whiskeys and crafted beers. Famous for their awesome trad musicians who play live musical performances, this pub in Glasgow has one of the most fun night scene in the city. 

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday – 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Sunday – 12:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Contact Information

Address: Argyle Street 1147, Glasgow

Phone: +441415765204

Email: facebook.com/TheBenNevisBar

3. The Pot Still

 

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Home to hundreds of collections of whiskeys, single and blended grains, liqueurs, and beers  – 700 to be exact – the Pot Still bar offers the widest selections of local drinks in Glasgow. 

Whether you are a fan of whiskey or craft beers, there’s something for everyone in Pot Still Bar. And if you don’t know where to start, you can always ask their bartenders who can offer you assistance in choosing the best drink for you and your friends.

Aside from drinks, the pub also offers good light snacks and hors d’oeuvres.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday – 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Contact Information

Address: 154 Hope St, Glasgow, G2 2TH

Phone: 0141 333 0980

4. Molly Malone’s

Molly Malone’s

Affordable drinks, lively folks, and good entertainment by nighttime await you on Molly Malone’s. The pub offers a full-menu by day; from crunchy sandwiches, baked potatoes, fish and chips, Irish croc pots, lasagna, roasted chicken and steak classics, tasty sides, prime-cut burgers, to delectable desserts are also available.

It is perfect for any family celebration or any weekend activity. The most sought-after Guinness from Ireland is also available in Molly Malone’s. They also have large TV screens for those sports fans who need to be updated for the latest sports news. 

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday – 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Contact Information

Address: 224 Hope Street, City Centre, Glasgow G2 2UG

Phone: 0141 3322752

5. The Laurieston

 

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The Lauriston is a combination of chic and modern interior and lighting, with traditional fixtures and dark wood furniture. Popular for its great ales, crafted beers and whiskeys, this bar is one of the popular pubs in Glasgow.  

You can also try a pint of Hurricane Jack by Argyll’s Fine Ales and their delectable pies which make this place one of the best pubs in Glasgow. 

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday – 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Sunday – 12:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Contact Information

Address: 224 Hope StreetGlasgow G2 2UG, Scotland

Phone: 0141 332 2757

6. Shilling Brewing Company, Glasgow

 

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If you are looking for a quality bar, brewery, and pizzeria rolled into one, then the Shilling Brewing Company is the best choice. It is the first brewpub in Glasgow, where the art and science of making the best ales and whiskey can be found.

Try some of their best ales: The Unicorn IPA, with its balance floral and citrus notes, the Glasgow Red Ale, and the Black Star Teleporter—made with classic cascade and Columbus hops, with a touch of coconut sweetness for an after-taste.

Their unique pizzas are also as delectable as their ales. With a touch of beer, their pizza-wizards are able to craft delicious pizzas that you can only find in Glasgow, Scotland.

Opening Hours

Monday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Tuesday to Thursday – 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Friday t0 Saturday – 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Sunday- 12:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Contact Information

Address: 92 West George Street, Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, G2 1PJ

Phone: (0141) 353 1654

7. Oran Mor

Oran Mor

A popular classy venue in Glasgow, Oran Mor is one of the top places for entertainment in the city. The name of the pub-restaurant is Gaelic in origin, which means the ‘great melody of life’ or ‘big song.’

Daily live music sessions, comedy, and theatre all-year-round can be enjoyed in this place by everyone. Its two main bars, the Whiskey Bar, and the Brasserie Late Night Bar offer champagnes, cocktails, whiskeys, and other popular Scottish drinks. 

Opening Hours

Monday to Wednesday – 9:00 AM to 2:00 AM

Thursday to Saturday- 9:00 AM to 3:00 AM

Sunday- 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM

Contact Information

Address: Top of Byres RoadG12 8QXGlasgow

Phone: 441413576200

8. Lismore Pub, Glasgow

Lismore

With its artistic and bohemian atmosphere, the small pub is home to a range of choice spirits and whiskeys. The bar features regular trad music sessions every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings—with an open-mic show every Thursday.

Dark woods and old Irish-themed fixtures, and the homely lighting will transport you to the era of trad music. 

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday – 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Contact Information

Address: 206 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow West End G11 6UN

Phone: 0141) 576 0102

Email: facebook.com/lismorebar

9. The Citizen: Bar and Dining Rooms

The Citizen: Bar and Dining Rooms

Famous for its beautiful interior full of white spherical globes of light bulbs, the Citizen Pub is surely a sight to behold inside. It elevates good conversations with their top-rank champagnes, crafted beers, ales, wines, and whiskeys.

Private and special events are also available for booking. And with their menu being ‘unashamedly Scottish’, and with some international delicacies, your choice of food and drinks will be diverse and limitlessly fun.

You can enjoy their Citizen Meat and Seafood Boards, awesome Scottish starters, crisp burgers and sandwiches, delectable pies and pastries, their filling main courses, their choice-cuts sirloin steaks, fresh seafood and salads, and most all—their topnotch drinks. 

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday – 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Friday to Saturday- 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Sunday- 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Contact Information

Address: The Citizen Building 24 St. Vincent PlaceGlasgow G1 2DH, Scotland

Phone:  +44 141 222 2909

10. Waxy O’Connors, Glasgow

Waxy O’Connors, Glasgow

The imposing three-story Gothic space is home to six bars, church-inspired décor, and furniture, gnarled tree-branches enough to scare or fascinate anyone who sees them—and of course, great-tasting ales and whiskeys.

The jaw-dropping carpentry and interior design will make any art-enthusiast marvel on how all these interiors were made. Aside from its detailed and beautifully-crafted interiors, your favorite Irish and Scottish drinks and meals—haggis, Guinness pies, Irish stew, and steaks can be found here.

If you and your friends wish to enjoy a beautiful evening in an Irish-inspired pub in Glasgow, then this is the pub for you. 

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Friday- 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Saturday-  10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Sunday- 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Contact Information

Address: 44 West George Street | Waxy O’ConnorsGlasgow G2 1DH, Scotland


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