Glasgow has a fantastic selection of hotels with great bars which can be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Here is our pick of some of the best hotel bars in the city.
1. Champagne Central, voco Grand Central Hotel
Interior of Champagne Central. Credit: voco Grand Central Hotel.
A glamorous bar in the historic surroundings of the voco Grand Central Hotel. With an extensive selection of champagne to choose from, enjoy a glass with a bite to eat and take in the views of Glasgow Central Station. Visit Champagne Central’s website to book a table.
2. Red Sky Bar, Radisson RED
Interior of Red Sky Bar with views over to The SSE Hydro. Credit: Radisson RED.
With panoramic views over the River Clyde, the Red Sky Bar is one of the city’s top hotel bars. Enjoy signature cocktails such as the Glas-vegas Fizz or Clydeside Spritz with a couple of tasty small plates. Check out the menu on the Red Sky Bar website.
3. Jacks Bar, Dakota Hotel
Jacks Bar fluorescent signage with two cocktails beneath. Credit: Dakota Hotel.
Jacks Bar is a grand yet tranquil spot in the city centre’s Dakota hotel. Escape from the hustle and bustle with a coffee or a cocktail in stylish surroundings, choosing between the bar area or The Library and Cigar Terrace. Find out more on the Dakota Hotel website.
4. Bo & Birdy, Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel
The interior of Bo & Birdy. Credit: Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel.
Recently named as one of the most beautiful restaurants in Scotland (Condé Nast Traveller, 2021), you can find Bo & Birdy within the city’s 5-star Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel. Try some of their signature cocktails or mocktails and take in the gorgeous surroundings. Visit the Bo & Birdy website to book.
5. beGIN, Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor
Bottles of gin inside beGIN. Credit: Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor.
If you’re a fan of Scottish gin then the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor’s hotel bar, beGIN, is one for your next-to-visit list. Their menu has a whole host of gins to choose from, from fruity and floral to weird and wonderful. Find out more on the beGIN website.
6. Moxy Hotel
Interior of the Moxy Merchant City hotel bar. Credit: Moxy Hotel.
7. The Grahamston Kitchen & Bar, Radisson Blu Hotel
The interior of The Grahamston Kitchen & Bar. Credit: Radisson Blu Glasgow.
Situated in the bright and airy atrium of the Radisson Blu Hotel, The Grahamston Kitchen & Bar is a great city centre bar option as it is just a few minutes walk from Glasgow Central Station. Visit the Radisson Blu website to book a table.
Chez Mal Bar at Glasgow’s Malmaison Hotel promises alchemy with their ‘Malchemy’ cocktail menu, featuring signature, classic and gin cocktails to choose from. They offer a great selection of wines and craft beer too. Find out more on the Malmaison website.
9. Gourmet Bar & Lounge, Novotel
Bar area showing giant screen. Credit: Novotel Glasgow.
Novotel Glasgow’s Gourmet Bar & Lounge is a friendly and relaxed place for a couple of drinks near Sauchiehall Street in the city centre. If you like sport, then you can take advantage of their giant screen or pool table. Visit the Novotel website to find out more.
10. VEGA, Yotel
An artist's impression of the VEGA disco bowling alley. Credit: Yotel Glasgow.
CitizenM bar area with seating. Credit: CitizenM Glasgow.
CitizenM is one of Glasgow’s funkiest hotels, with a stylish and quirky bar area. Order something to drink, relax in a comfy chair and admire the jazzy interiors. Find out more on the CitizenM website.
With an extensive collection of wines in the cellars of Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens, this is the hotel bar for wine connoisseurs. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the restaurant with a bottle of wine, which can be expertly recommended by the in-house Sommelier. Check out the menus on the Hotel Du Vin website.