In Glasgow, most social occasions and gatherings take place in the pub, but this can be a bit tricky when you have wee ones to consider.
Luckily, it’s not a problem, because we’ve compiled a handy list of family-friendly pubs, so you can bring the kids along to play while you have a pint.
Highly recommend Scaramouche in Glasgow, child friendly pub – warm welcome, goody bag, small play area and banter. #dadanddaughterday
— Stewart Brydon (@sbrydon23) October 3, 2015
You can indeed do The Fandango if you feel like it, because there’s plenty of room in The Scaramouche and this makes it an ideal place to bring the kids along to. This place prides itself on being very family-friendly – they take party bookings for kids and have a play area with toys to keep kids entertained.
The Scaramouche, 140 Elderslie Street, G3 7AW – scaramoucheglasgow.com
— Andrew Melrose (@armelrose) January 8, 2016
Kids and dogs are welcome at this cosy pub in Dennistoun, where the staff are friendly, the music is good and they even have colouring books for big and little kids to enjoy.
Redmond’s, 304 Duke Street, G31 1RZ – facebook.com/redmondsofdennistoun
The Rio Café
Savour a quiet moment of peace with the pram and a pint, while the wee one sleeps as you sip. The Rio Café is a cool corner of the west end which welcomes families and it’s a nice spot to spend an afternoon away from the busy main streets.
The Rio Café, 27 Hyndland Street, G11 5QF – theriocafe.com
Head east to West for a family-friendly pub and restaurant, which is ideal for large groups and even better on a sunny day. It’s very spacious and there’s a beer garden outside with plenty of green space for the kids to run around in.
West, Templeton Building, Glasgow Green, G40 1AW – westbeer.com
The Grosvenor Cafe
— The Grosvenor Cafe (@The_Grosvenor) March 16, 2016
Face-painting, a jam-packed toy box and family deals for dinner and cinema make The Grosvenor a great place to take the kids. There’s plenty to keep them entertained while you enjoy a cocktail – everyone’s happy.
The Grosvenor Café, 24 Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ – grosvenorwestend.co.uk
This Sunday… MONO BABY DISCO! w/ re DJ Sci-Fi Steven (Bis). FREE ENTRY. 12.30-2.30pm. First Sun every month xox pic.twitter.com/N8O2ufPYkG
— Mono Glasgow (@monoglasgow) February 4, 2016
Big, bright and airy Mono is always family-friendly and even more so on the first Sunday of each month when it’s Baby Disco time. Bring the whole family along for an entertaining afternoon, while the DJ spins good music for the wee ones to dance to. You can join in, if the mood takes you, which it probably will.
Mono, 12 King’s Court, G1 5RB – monocafebar.com
The Sparkle Horse
This west end pub prides itself on being a community hub where all are welcome. There are high chairs for wee ones, they’ll do children’s portions of main menu items on request and there’s a baby disco on the last Sunday of each month.
The Sparklehorse, 16 Dowanhill Street, G11 5QS – thesparklehorse.com
Pizza is always a winner with kids and adults alike, and it’s what Firebird does best. This is the perfect pub for pizza and a pint with a pram in tow. There’s plenty of space and this west end staple welcomes kids – plus it’s a short stroll from the park and art gallery, so an ideal ending to a family day out.
Firebird, 1321 Argyle Street, G3 8TL – firebirdglasgow.com
The Overlee aims to cater for all generations and this homely local is a family favourite for Clarkston regulars. Kids are welcome, there’s plenty of room to park a pram and they take party bookings for all ages.
The Overlee, 10-14 Busby Road, G76 7XL – overlee-clarkston.co.uk
Family fun day every Sunday 1pm-4pm at Cottiers FREE FACE-PAINTING*FREE BALLOON MODELLING*ARTS & CRAFTS*KIDS EAT FREE http://t.co/FZZOzZ3zEj
— Cottiers Venue (@Cottiers_Venue) June 26, 2014
This converted church in the west end is a favourite for families, with a separate menu for kids and a lovely beer garden for sunny days. Sunday is family fun day and there’s free face-painting and balloon-making to keep the kids entertained
Cottier’s, 93-95 Hyndland Street, G11 5PU – cottiers.com
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