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Best bars in Glasgow

Gastropub
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“Formerly Kelvinside Parish Church, Òran Mór (literally ‘big song’) has a solid reputation as a cultural/arts centre – it contains a theatre (a nightclub at weekends), two restaurants and a notable whisky bar with a traditional ‘island’ counter, wooden fixtures, bare stone and various artworks around the walls. The food is good enough to attract all comers, while there are a couple of real ales for the beer aficionado. As for the celebrated whisky list, it has well over 200 choices including premium names such as a fine 30-year-old Highland Park from Orkney and a gorgeous 25-year-old Talisker from Skye. Previous guests have told me they loved this place!”
118 locals recommend
Bar
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“Combining traditional Scottish dishes with some new-fangled twists, the restaurant abides by the seasons, going local on everything from produce to venison, and even wine. The atmosphere is as exquisite as the food, with a verdant courtyard that feels a bit like a magical forest. Less expensive, brasserie-style food is served on the upper level, while the Wee Pub — Scotland's smallest! — is a great place for a nightcap”
91 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Cute, traditional bar with a good selection of draught beers and traditional music on Tueday nights. For a more intimate dining experience, head downstairs to their restaurant whose motto is "Think global eat local" so as you can imagine their menu is rather varied but using the finest Scottish produce. These guys also have haggis on their menu for those brave enough to try it. Go on!”
93 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great building​ shared with the Scottish Ballet. Many art exhibitions and dance performances are featured there, worth checking their website.”
63 locals recommend
Café
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“A cafe, a vintage second hand clothes shop, a pop up restaurant, cinema and venue with frequent live music, poetry readings, theatre performances and much much more...the food is good and they have a decent bar, also serve nice coffee. The atmosphere is laid back and hipster friendly. ”
74 locals recommend
Bar
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“Nice friendly bar/ restaurant with a delicious, fresh and ever changing menu, laid back atmosphere. Their breakfasts re pretty good, they have a dedicated bloody mary menu. Win. ”
60 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Awesome for a sunny pint or 2. These guys are passionate about what they do and will serve you up a right treat in a glass.”
52 locals recommend
Café
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“My favourite restaurant in Glasgow! Locally sourced food and driftwood furniture with detailed stained glass panels within big windows.”
51 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“Ben Nevis have a huge range of whisky and craft beers. There's often live Scottish folk music on at weekends too.”
50 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“One of the biggest selections of whisky in Glasgow in a traditional setting.”
33 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Just 100 metres from apartment this square can be easily missed but it has a very good choice of bars and restaurants and is worth at least a look. http://www.merchantsquareglasgow.com/in-the-square”
35 locals recommend
Café
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“Take a razor and a hairbrush. Hosts pop-up concerts by surprisingly famous bands.”
43 locals recommend
Bar
“Great atmosphere, good music, friendly staff. Good for veggies...a fun venue for a relaxed drink and good food...”
28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Enjoy one of umpteen beers, in a charming location alongside the river Kelvin.”
38 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar, music venue and nightclub in one (but not every night), also serves good caribbean food. ”
37 locals recommend
Pub
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“Typical Scottish pub with a great atmosphere. Find people from all walks of life here. Sports on TV, Karaoke at the weekend, and an extensive range of beers.”
34 locals recommend