Bars For After-Work Drinks

Hard day at the office? Get yourself to the pub, pronto!

Here’s a selection of Glasgow’s best bars for after-work drinks:

The Pot Still – 154 Hope Street
The Pot Still
The Pot Still

Unquestionably Glasgow’s best whisky bar, The Pot Still has an ever changing range of cask ales and some of the finest Scottish and German beers in the fridge.

Specialists in whisky, they pride themselves on finding every customer their perfect dram; with expert staff on hand to guide you around the array of over 700 whiskies from every corner of the world.

Order one of their homemade pies alongside your dram and maybe a cheeky wee half-pint for good measure.

Tabac – 10 Mitchell Lane

As their neon in the window pleads, “Please God Make Tomorrow Better”. Tabac is for the optimists and the pessimists, the mid-week drinkers and the over-thinkers. Tabac is purgatory between having a late-one or going for the last train home. It’s a place of great nights and bad decisions, good company and terrible chat. It’s everything you want in a bar, it’s Glasgow’s local.

Who knows what tomorrow will bring, but time spent in Tabac is always time well spent.

Kelvingrove Café – 1161 Argyle Street
Kelvingrove Café
Kelvingrove Café

Home of the connoisseur and regarded by many as the best bar in Glasgow. The staff know their shit, hell, so do most of the customers. Some serious drinking takes place in the Kelvingrove Cafe and vitally, the quality of drinks and service is appreciated by their discerning clientele.

In most bars you can ask the staff for a recommendation and they’ll half-heartedly throw a suggestion your way. But at the KC the staff have an encyclopedic knowledge of their backbar and will ensure you find the perfect tipple. It’s generally our first stop in Finnieston and often our last too.

Jinty McGuinty’s – 29 Ashton Lane
Jinty McGuinty's Irish Bar
Jinty McGuinty’s

In our humble opinion Jinty’s serves the finest pint of Guinness this side of the Irish Sea. With plenty of seating outside, their famous beer garden is a firm favourite with locals who appreciate good drinks served with a side of great craic.

With regular live music, it’s always a good pit-stop for visitors to Glasgow’s favourite lane.

A Bavarian themed Restaurant and Bier House offering an authentic German experience in the heart of Glasgow City Centre.

Their contemporary Bavarian Bier Hall interior and warm friendly staff create a uniquely convivial atmosphere. They offer the “Big 6” on tap and over forty bottled biere –  if you’re feeling extra thirsty, ask for your biere to be served in one of their huge stein glasses.

The 158 Club Lounge – 158 Ingram Street
The 158 Club Lounge
The 158 Club Lounge

The champagne and cocktail bar in Hutchesons is the perfect spot to treat yo’ self after a hard day fixing other people’s mistakes. The old school glamour is certainly more Mad Men than Mad Dog, but that doesn’t mean you can’t just pop in for a casual drink. Prop up the bar with a glass of fine champagne, or sink into the luxurious surroundings in the lounge area.

Simply let your troubles soar away on the bubbles and notes of some soulful funky jazz.

DogHouse – 99 Hutcheson Street
DogHouse Merchant City
DogHouse Merchant City

How very dare they! You know craft beer has gone mainstream when these punks open shop in the Merchant City. DogHouse is meant to be a more food focused venue than the West End bar but in true Brewdog spirit the beers always manage to take centre stage.

You’ll be spoiled for choice with 25 taps of the freshest craft beer from BrewDog and curated guest breweries. They also have a rather strategically placed BottleDog (i.e. an offie) located at the exit. Definitely handy for those of you who fancy a couple in front of the TV when you get up the road.


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