By - velvetXeyes
Sparkle Horse, Thornwood, Deoch an Dorus, The Doublet, Inn Deep, Duke’s, The Old Hairdressers, The Allison Arms, The Bell Jar, Coopers, The Grove.
First three I loved when I stayed in Partick, sadly moved away. Inn Deep also a favourite.
St Louis Cafe was a cracker as well. Haven’t been to the new place yet so can’t say whether it’s any good.
Only driven by it recently but it's changed name now, can't remember what it's called. Thornwood/The Riviera* is jumpin these days.
It's not great. Do yourself a favour and walk further into Partick.
That's disappointing, was looking forward to trying it soon. What's up with it?
Doesn't have a cool vibe anymore. It's lost its charm.
Used to stay in Glasgow Harbour. Absolutely loved St Louis and was devastated to see it closed. Thornwood doing great things however.
This list is absolutely spot on.
It’s my duty to drink the pints and report the facts.
First time in glasgow and really pleased I read this. Just had a nice couple of pints in dukes and sparkle horse( luckily arrived too late to join the Monday evening quiz, way too hard!) So msnyvthanks.
Deoch an Dorus is the best name. I’m an expat coming back for a trip next month. Adding that to my list.
Expat or immigrant. No offence, but I hate it when UK people stay expat.
Semantics. Former illegal alien now legal immigrant/expat, dual citizen. Call me whatever!
All this thread is telling me is that I'm surrounded by redditors every time I go to the pub.
Laurieston by a mile
The only pub in the subcrawl that embraces the crawl. Welcome to everyone
Seconded. Pint of Jarl in The Laurieston is one of my favourite things. Guys that run it are excellent as well.
It’s a very lovely pale ale from Fyne Ales, The Laurieston is one of a few places that reliably have it on cask and look after it well. I highly recommend it if you’re a beer drinker!
No idea what the name means, I’m sure someone here will though.
I was friendly with a fella from Yorkshire called Jarl. That's why I asked.
Pint of a pal, pleez
You think you're better than me cos' I drink Tennents fuck you, man.
Make sure to get your photo taken for the binder!
Don't get the obsession with this place on Reddit. Is just an old mans pub which is popular with hipsters. There's way better old man's pubs in the southside
The belle - good vibes all round
Lovely in winter when the fire is going
I was in there a few years ago when we had that brutal snow. Fire on, absolutely packed, folk coming in with their cross country skies. Such a good atmosphere.
There's always a lovely crowd in there.
Being a rum fan, The Rum Shack on Pollokshaws Road is a favourite. They also do great Caribbean food; the jerk chicken and goat curry is amazing.
Second the Rum Shack, followed by a cheeky one in the tiny Koel Schipyard across the street.
The food there is fantastic
The Gate across from Barrowlands is a really cool spot and the staff are super kind!
The Gallowgate in general has some really good pubs these days
True! Part of me thinks it is becoming a bit too gentrified though.
You think you're better than me because you know what gentrified means, fuck you.
I don’t know what it means but I heard my brother say that exact sentence to a mate so just stole it.
Alright. I'll let you off but you should know I go to university five times a week too(I clean the bogs as a janitor)
The Aragon is a lovely wee friendly boozer. Great staff. Older folk aye, but, at my age, you get peace, from a busy day of shoveling the proverbial shite.
Ally Arms, Bell Jar, Variety Bar, Thornwood, Tabac.
The Allison Arms. Everyone I have taken seems to really like it and gone back themselves
Never been but always hear good things!
It’s incredible, the back wall of fridges is a class idea
Redmonds hands down
St lukes/winged ox
Second this! Used to be my local till I moved to the South side, so solid to get a seat at the weekend though for just drinks
The rocking chairs outside are class
That’s very true, especially when the heaters worked! So cosy!
I'm unofficially barred
What did you do?
An ex worked there so I barred myself. Ripped the arse out it a few times having said that
flying duck OR old hairdressers.
Don't go to old hairdressers if you're over the age of thirty - people will stare.
Came here for flying duck 👍
Not a pub so much as a bar but Ben Nevis on a Thursday with live music packed into a beautiful wee space is just \*chefs kiss\*. Whisky bar with great ambiance.
Cmon, your in Glasgow. Pub and bar are interchangeable.
Blackfriars (rip), at Luke's, laurieston, drygate (depending on what staff are on).
Wait, Blackfriars closed?
If seen in a few places it was permanently shut. Happy to be proven wrong but unfortunately I'm pretty sure.
Yeah everytime I've been by Blackfriars since the first lockdown it's been shut
I love the Variety bar, The Belle, The 78, Sparkle Horse, Dukes, Max's, Stereo, Inn Deep and Strip Joint to name a few.
That and the old toll were the only local boozers I'd drink in when I stayed in Cessnock. The lack of good locals is one of the few downsides of the area.
I was on about the one in Finnieston. Old toll is a cracking wee pub though.
Recently it has become Solid Rock, a rock bar right beside central station! It’s a great environment and they play great music!
The stench of BO is enough to keep me away.
It was fine back in the day when you could smoke inside, but when the ban came in it just reeked of BO and arse.
Spent 6 hours in there before a gig last week,its fair to say I don't remember much of the gig
I don’t suppose it was Bring Me The Horizon or While She Sleeps? Because likely we were there at the same time haha!
BMTH,unfortunately couldn't get tickets for WSS but what a live band they are aswell.
Mental, I was there, small world
Same, was a fuckin cracking gig
You two should meet up and exchange saliva.
It's only gay if you push-back, mate.
Rab Ha’s and Tabac in the city centre. Kelvingrove cafe in the West End.
Bar 10 used to be my regular for years but when they changed their name to Tabac and started serving schooners instead of pints but at the same price I never went back.
Sounds like it’s improved though if you’re recommending it
Used to DJ there for years on a Friday night. Totally loved the place, punters and staff. All topped off with a wee wait in the Central taxi queue after a lock in. I really miss those days.
Awesome! Aye Friday was my main night there straight from work so I probably knew you or your face at least. Good times 👍🏻
It's been pints for a few years now, someone else bought the place. It's still dear, but they're not totally taking the piss.
Same here used to go to Bar 10 for a couple after work on a Friday but no really arsed with it now. Going for a younger crowd I think and seems to work so fair play to them.
Is the panther milk bar still there? I haven't been in ages
Sadly not. I think it’s somewhere else though
Bon accord is lovely up by Charing cross.
+1 it's cheap with good food, great beer and some class whisky
I honestly love 98p bottles of Tuborg and football games streamed on a laptop in the most pure way. Folk will slate the Toby Jug (or the Jobby Tug as ma pal calls it) but I've never had a bad night in it. Mon the jug
It was 98p for Carlsberg at one point. I moved away from Glasgow last year but I always go in when I'm back for a visit
That brings me back years. Used to go to Kitty’s round the corner from there for a few Guinness, back when they could pour a Guinness, then head to the Toby for a few, then see where it took me after that. 98p for a half decent beer is literally unbeatable
Used to be Tennents in Byres but it turned into a Weatherspoons. Shame.
Turned into a wetherspoons?
Even better, a Toby Carvery.
Aye. Great boozer destroyed.
Aw, whit? That's disappointing.
I'm afraid so.
This shows that they're now part of that group and the tripadvisor reviews are not flattering.
Aw man. I went to the website to see if there were any pictures of the interior (in order to assess the damage), but even the invitation to book my table online made me too sad.
I had many a boozy night in there in my youth. Pure gutted.
Pure shame. Used to be my regular. Canny step foot it in now.
Fucking hell that is disappointing! Gutted
Tennants had been owned by MB for years and years before. They just tried to make it a wankier gastro pub recently also got rid of the two long standing managers.
How tall were they?
Well, it did. Traditional old pub destroyed. Each to their own I guess.
It just isn't a wetherspoons.
It's an M&S Weatherspoons...lol.,
Rowallan or the Arden bar best in the UK
The Belle, Allison Arms, Stravaigin
Heraghty's on Pollokshaws Road.
Looks and feels like how you would imagine a boozer from the early 1900s would be.
Great atmosphere and mix of people.
Doublet, belle, Arlington
Star Bar, all day, everyday. And i’m not just talking about the breakfasts.
Seriously though it has potential to be banging unless the karaoke is on.
Even more seriously - been enjoying The Ladywell recently. In cahoots with that pizza al taglio joint and they deliver to the table if you order at the bar. Decent beer garden. Smokey bit. Boomf.
Man really said star bar hahahaha
Man really said man hahahah
Rufus or drury st
Rufus T on hope street?
That was my favourite back when I lived in Glasgow. I emmigrated about ten years ago and am seriously considering coming home.
Yeah! It's an awesome place and the people are always lovely. It was one of the first bars I went to when I was a young 'un and it's always been one of my favourite haunts
Rufus is a tip but I do love it aye
Spent some of my formative years in that place, holding up the corner of the bar. Miss it dearly
I've started popping in there. Nice place and great white russians
The Koelschip Yard for some wild craft stuff.
Order in a Ranjit’s from across the road for the full whack.
Went there for the first time the other day. Class selection of beers but bare pricey
The Pot Still for me. Honourable mentions for the Horseshoe and Kitty O'Shea's.
I'm not telling you.
I sometimes go to the lowden. Nah, that’s a fuckin lie haha.
I'll be honest, went to the Louden then the Catty a couple of weeks back after a match. Wit a night.
Don’t let people think you’re a rangers fan in this sub .. sure fire way to get downvoted cause apparently all rangers fans are orange walk loving, Irish hating, unionist , bigots
Heraghtys. Stereo. Mono. 13th Note. Horseshoe. The Admiral. Tennants. Brel
Ally Arms, Drygate, Shilling Brewery, Inn Deep, Sparkle Horse.
Never had a bad night in The Ark
The Ark just feels like a student union.
I've had a disproportionate number of KBs or 'Sorry we're fulls' in there even before the pandemic though.
Vowed never to go back there after working there for 5 years in my 20s.
The Ark was the go-to place for us for a while tbf. Cannae complain about it
Kohlschip yard, grunting growler, inn deep
I like Gruntinf Growler but need to take out a second mortgage for anything over 330ml.
Avoid Graces Irish spots bar at Tollgate. It’s pish and I’m the second person in its history to be barred.
I must be the first then! Witd you do? 😂
I was leathered and needed to use the facilities but in my drunken state I decided to cross the road and piss against the wall right next to the beer garden and almost got lifted for it. Luckily I just got barred tho.
That sounds like the beginning to a great story! What happened after that?
All I remember was a couple of the boys I was with coming out with my bag and jacket and then we left. After that idk I just remember a lot of walking about and shit until we went home. Ended up losing my wallet that night which was a cunt.
Grunting Growler Craft Beer has a lot of craft beers you can't get anywhere else in Glasgow
Websters is super cosy in the winter with the fires on.
I thought Websters was a Theatre, man?
Pub and theatre
Whenever I go to a gig at the Barrowlands I go to either the Crystal Bell or Heilan Jessie so I have a massive soft spot for those two. No for a minute suggesting they’re the best pubs in Glasgow, I just like them.
You should try the gate across the road from the ballroom. Great wee boozer if you can get s seat.
the doublet, the Grove, Allison arms, lock27, thornwood, lismore and mchuills
I’m an expat coming back with my US husband next month and it’s been quite a while. We’re in our mid 40’s/early 50’s but enjoy a good night out. Staying in the west end across from Ashton lane. Would love a wee seat. Any good recommendations for laid back pubs or good craft cocktail places?
Also any late night pubs as we’re visiting lots of folks on the outskirts for dinner and usually stop for a drink on our way home (at least we do here). Thank you!
Sorry, last question… how much of the city and its venues do you expect to be closed for Cop26? We, unfortunately, planned this around concert tix that we have and will be there right in the thick of it. Wondering if everything will be shut for private parties?
Doubt anything will be closed for it. Certainly nowhere on this thread. With covid a lot of places have been closing early, but if you’re on Byers rd you’ll no be short of a nightcap
Thank you so much!
The finnieston in…. Finnieston does lovely cocktails, things I haven’t had anywhere else before. Food is amazing there too.
Curlers, or The Curlers or The Curlers Rest....
Am I likely to find a free dartboard at any of these places? Preferably near the voco Grande Central?
The Raven has dartboards you can book. I think they're electronic so they count your score and whatnot. Never used them myself though.
Depends what you are into ?!
It's been a while since I've been in, but always loved the Park Bar up Finnieston. All the Highlander pubs are brilliant up there.
Only been twice and both times been unreal. Blane valley is a quality night out
The gate - right across from the Barras. Outstanding wee pub, please if you get the chance visit!
Not a single mention of the Three Judges so far? Gang, you're breaking my heart. Tons of ale and proper ciders.
Old toll bar, arlington, Allison arms
Tennents,,the last bastion of" Men Only" I WASTHERE! in 1968 when after the "BRA"-burning Wimmen from the UNI up the road marched on the pub as the Law made it illegal to refuse to serve women in Public Bars the place was Stuffed to the doors It took some WEEMillytant about30 mins to push her way in and get her half pint,then they all slipped off into the night.
I adore the pot still.
Can’t believe no recommendations for the State Bar or Bon Accord. Both have some of the finest beers in the city.
Old Toll Bar, Titwood, Sparkle Horse are probably my favourites
The Counting House is terrible. It takes forever to get a drink at the bar. The only times I've been is when other people have dragged me there. When you're waiting at the bar to get served, all you can hear is all the other customers talking about how long they've been waiting there.
Why did so many people think I was being serious smh
Slug and lettuce on Vincent street and mchuills on the high street
Allison Arms or The State
Malones. Waxy O’Connor’s is good for a few to start of the night. Ross’s Bar is good for karaoke.