70s themed party at the Arches (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thearches/4977195532)

70s themed party at the Arches

Glasgow is well known as a bustling city full of enthusiasm and energy in the daytime, whether for browsing shops and museums, or for sightseeing - but the city comes to life in an entirely different way at night. Glasgow's a diverse mixture of old and new, historic and contemporary, bars, pubs and clubs... many also offering outdoor seating in the Summer months till quite late. There's pretty much something for everybody, but no mere listings page or summary can do this lively city justice - you will simply have to visit it and see for yourself!

The Pot Still (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/23856960@N06/3177757796/in/photolist-4Xy8Lo-9Sr46q-6w6MKY-5QJtTK-5QNQFw)

The Pot Still

Pubs

Fans of good quality pubs with well kept beer and a good selection of food and drink have plenty of choice in Glasgow. You could try the Blackfriars pub and Basement Bar on Bell Street (just off High Street). With its real ales (it is a free house), regular live music and great atmosphere, the Blackfriars pub at street level keeps normal pub hours, but the Basement Bar stays open club hours. Or grab a bit of wonderful Glasgow history at The Pot Still on Hope Street. A down to earth and welcoming real ale pub with astonishingly large selection of malt whiskies. Or, also on Hope Street, look for the Irish bar Molly Malones - laid back during the week but coming to life with a vengeance at the weekends.

Bloc (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bryceedwards/279686840)

Bloc

Late clubs and bars

Most of the city's main streets and districts have a good collection of nightlife venues, especially around Bath Street, Sauchiehall Street and the Royal Exchange Square. Some offer dining as well as late licences, but all have their own character and particular clientele. For studenty nights you could try Bath Street (Bunker and Bloc) or Sauchiehall Street (Driftwood and the rock bar Nice 'n' Sleazy, or the massive Garage night club). But for something a little more high class, what about Bath Street's Bar Kandi, Mosquito or Kushion Bar and Club? Or Nran Mór, on Byres Road - this once-derelict church has now been restyled into a club and bar with good dining.

Or, the Arches created within Victorian vaults in the city centre which can be booked for parties and host many events in a stylish, quirky atmosphere.

Time for a giggle?

Glasgow's comedy club, The Stand, also has a venue in Edinburgh. The Glasgow branch, on Woodlands Road, has converted old school cellars into a seven-days-a-week comedy venue, and is cheap, cheerful and colourful inside. It even offers candlelight at some tables for couples' dining. Glasgow's branch of Jongleurs, on Glassford Street, is a regular venue for hosting comedy and also offers corporate and party space too.

Theatre and Music

Glasgow boasts a wonderful selection of venues which host the best of what's good in theatre and music - why not have a look at what's on at Barrowland (on Gallowgate) or the SSE Hydro for gigs and large events? Or Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall and its many theatres - from the Kings Theatre, to the City Halls and the Ramshorn Theatre. There's simply an enormous selection of events and locations from which to choose.

Where to stay

Our brilliant choice of accommodation in Glasgow is second to none. What better than a night on the town, and a return to a fantastically well equipped city centre apartment or hotel, for the perfect finale to a brilliant day? So look through our lists and book with us today.

Accommodation in Glasgow City Centre

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