Looking for a bit of boozy fun in Glasgow? The city isn’t short of bars, pubs, and clubs, but what if you want somewhere a little more classy to have a cocktail or three? Here’s a short list of some of the best places to have a cocktail in Glasgow.
The place to go for cocktails in Glasgow is The Spiritualist on Miller Street, right next to Paesano. Walk into the luxurious venue and peruse the cocktail list, there’s a lot. The service is second to none and one of the mixologists will push the boundaries to create a lil’ special something just for you. The venue has been designed elegantly with a touch of cool, just what you want from a cocktail bar, and looks great on the ‘gram.
The new kid on the block has a killer cocktail list to add to their already five star reputation. The drinks list is ever changing just like their food menu, so whenever you go, you’ll get to try a new cocktail. One of our recent favourites was the freshly cut grass cocktail, made of Botanist Gin, Verdejo apple, pear, cucumber, spirulina, citrus, and foam. Get yourself down there for an evening of cocktails, fun, and food.
The Chip (as it’s colloquially known) is a west end institution, they’ve been serving locals and tourists alike for years. The food is second to none, and the service is impeccable. Just round the corner from the restaurant is the Wee Pub, one of the smallest pubs in Scotland, with probably the most amount of whisky. The focus of both the decor and the stock is whisky. The bellows hanging from the rafters used to be housed in the Drambuie headquarters. Above the gantry is an old dipping dog, a jar used to draw samples of whisky from the heart of the still. They can whip up literally any cocktail you like, you name it, they’ve got it, but we’d recommend a whisky cocktail to warm your cockles and sample the best Scotland has to offer.
The Anchor Line Bar and Grill
Looking for a place with Scottish produce and amazing cocktails? Look no further, the city centre restaurant, Anchor Line, is right up your street. Impressing even the fanciest of friends, order yourself a delicious cocktail from their cocktail list, perhaps a signature twist, or a Glaswegian classic? Whatever you want, they can make it for you. With influences from both sides of the Atlantic, and set in the beautiful surroundings of the completely resotred grade A1 listed Anchor Line building on St. Vincent Place, this is the place to impress.
Phillies of Shawlands
A southside classic neighbourhood bar and restaurants for the people of Shawlands and beyond. You’ll feel like you’re in Brooklyn or East London in this cool hang out. Expect everything from their menu, from casual dining options like burgers and sourdough stone-baked pizzas, to small plates of confit duck or fried chicken, to heartier large options of south Indian monkfish curry and gnocchi. Get the southside cocktail, made of gin, mint, and lime, or if you’re not feeling fab, the penicillin cocktail is the one to get, made from whisky, lemon, ginger, and honey, it’ll sort you right out.