Glasgow just keeps getting more glamorous, with the recent presence of Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Scarlett Johansson only adding to the allure. But if you were to secure a date with an A-lister, which watering hole would you choose to woo them in? This handy guide to the best cocktail bars in Glasgow presents five possible solutions should you ever be lucky enough to have such a problem.
151 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2JJ
Blue Dog have everything that a cocktail bar should: a laid-back late night speakeasy vibe, live jazz at the weekends, and high quality selection of tipples served by well-practiced bartenders. Cocktails include the Long Tall Swallie, Crimes of Passion and Scarlet Harlet.
191 Ingram St, Glasgow, G1 1DA
The stunning Corinthian Club was renovated in 2010 to the tune of £5m making it suitable for even the most stylish of socialites. Classic and contemporary cocktails including the intriguingly-named Strictly Hush are available at both Tellers bar and brasserie downstairs and the more intimate Charlie Parkers piano bar upstairs.
214 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HW
Cocktails served at this quirky tropically-themed basement bar include the Missionary’s Downfall and the Glasvegas Kiss, all served in an exotic tiki mug. Thai food is also served in the upstairs Kitsch Inn.
11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU, 116-122 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TB
Bar Soba is a cocktail bar and Asian restaurant with two locations in Glasgow. Whilst the food has had mixed reviews they definitely know their stuff when it comes to the booze, with an impressive selection of cocktails. Choices include Passion of the Beast or the Bloody Marvellous, or a distinctly alcoholic take on Um Bongo. They even offer regular cocktail masterclasses.
Merchant city, Glasgow G1 1LE
A mainstay of Glasgow’s lively Merchant City, The Metropolitan has won awards for its cocktails. With DJs and dancing at the weekend and an accompanying restaurant, it’s a safe bet for getting up close to Glasgow’s glitterati whilst you enjoy a pink cucumber martini or Bourbon Blazer.
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