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Glasgow City Centre

The Best Bars & Restaurants in Glasgow

Glasgow is a city that’s loved by foodies, and for good reason. It’s home to a plethora of amazing culinary offerings, whatever your taste. Whether you’re in the mood for some traditional fare, fresh seafood or small bites, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this beloved Scottish city.

2022 April 13

Plan your way around the city by stopping off at some of the best places to eat and drink in Glasgow. We’ve done the hard work for you and put together a guide to our favourite food and drink places in the city, so whether you fancy a traditional pub, a laidback location for your coffee break or just some excellent food, then these spots won’t disappoint!

Ox & Finch

For contemporary tapas-style dishes in a trendy setting, then Ox and Finch in Finnieston is a cool place to eat in Glasgow. With the restaurant also doubling up as a late-night bar, expect to lose track of time and spend a great deal of your night here as you make your way through the cocktail menu.

Find it here:

920 Sauchiehall St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 7TF

Ka Pao

For an South-East Asian inspired meal, then head to Ka Poa on Vinicombe Street. This restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal or refuel to get ready for the night ahead visiting the best bars in Glasgow. Think sharing plates, delicious seafood, and unique cocktails in a vibrant environment.

Check it out:

26 Vinicombe St, Glasgow G12 8BE

Bread Meats Bread

With the mantra ‘big drinks, even bigger burgers,’ you’re in for a treat at Bread Meats Bread. From burgers and loaded fries to the classic Canadian dish Poutine, make sure you visit this spot feeling hungry. If you’re not a meat eater, then there are plenty of vegan options on offer too. Check out their cocktail menu, from classic combinations like mojitos and margaritas to their hard shakes (alcoholic milkshakes – what’s not to love?), whatever your tipple you will not be disappointed at Bread Meats Bread.

Check out their three locations across Glasgow:

Glasgow City Centre

Bread Meats Bread

104 St Vincent Street

Glasgow

G2 5UB

Glasgow West End

Bread Meats Bread

701 Great Western Road

Glasgow

G12 8RA

Glasgow Fort

Bread Meats Bread

Glasgow Fort Shopping Park

Unit A, 90 Provan Walk

Glasgow G34 9DL

Laboratorio Espresso

If you’re looking for a cool and casual eatery in the city centre, head to Laboratorio Espresso for coffee and a baked treat. If you’re a big coffee drinker, then this cosy spot is well worth a visit. Named as one of the top 50 coffee shops in the world, it’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a laidback coffee break before you continue exploring.

93 W Nile St, Glasgow G1 2SH

The Scotia

If local and traditional pubs are your style, then head to The Scotia on Stockwell Street. This old-world style bar, with its traditional wood panelling and brass features, has an authentic charm – whether you’re heading there for laid back drinks or a night out. The Scotia hosts a range of live events, too, so be sure to check out their website ahead of time to see what’s on. This place has a tonne of history and is well worth a visit.

112 -114 Stockwell Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G1 4LW

Gin71

If gin is your thing, then schedule in a visit to Gin71, an award-winning Scottish gin bar in two locations across the city. As well as an extensive gin and cocktail menu, the bars also offer gin inspired dining and tasting events, so make sure to check in advance to see if you can fit one of these experiences into your visit.

Find Gin71 in two locations across Glasgow:

71 Renfield St, Glasgow G2 1LP

No.4 Virginia Ct, Glasgow G1 1TN

With so many bars and restaurants in Glasgow to choose from, you really will be spoilt for choice. Plan your visit and stay in the heart of the city at easyHotel Glasgow City Centre, where you will find the best bars and places to eat in Glasgow on your doorstep.

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