The City’s trendiest neighbourhood has an abundance of independent retailers, eateries and bars to cater to all tastes.


Early in 2016, The Times newspaper named Finnieston as 'the hippest place to live in the UK'. We asked our social media fans for the best suggestions of what to see and do in this trendiest of Glasgow neighbourhoods - here's what they told us.

The SSE Hydro


We kick things off with a bang with The SSE Hydro, Scotland's largest entertainment venue! Attracting an audience of one million visitors every year, it's ranked as the fourth busiest entertainment arena in the world, alongside iconic venues like Madison Square Garden.

The Kelvingrove Cafe


The Kelvingrove Cafe is a much loved cocktail bar and diner located in the original Kelvingrove Cafe's site - you'll even see the original sign hanging intact outside! Inside, the interior has been extensively redecorated and you're sure to find something to love on the imaginative menu.

Mora Bar & Kitchen


Mora is a recent addition to Finnieston, a bar and kitchen serving modern Italian inspired cooking and tasty tipples. Their regularly changing seasonal menu includes a selection of snacks and small plates – perfect for sharing.

The Riverside Museum


The Zaha Hadid designed Riverside Museum was crowned as The European Museum of the Year in 2013, home to over 3,000 objects that highlight Glasgow's history as a maritime powerhouse, to a glimpse into daily Glasgow life in the early to mid 20th Century.

The Gannet

The Gannet is yet another stylish establishment in Finnieston, offering a menu that celebrates the best of seasonal Scottish produce. Although it's less than a year old, The Gannet has already won a host of awards, including Best Newcomer Restaurant!

Porter & Rye

Porter & Rye serves top quality, highly aged meats with a range of amazing sides, all in a stylish New York-style bistro interior, right in the heart of Finnieston. Make sure you're hungry before you pay them a visit! Also renowned for their whisky cocktails.



SWG3 is a multi-discipline arts facility, providing studio space to a community of over 120 creative practitioners such as visual artists, curators, photographers, performance artists, musicians and dancers.

The Hidden Lane Tearooms


Relax in the vintage themed atmosphere in The Hidden Lane Tea Rooms, where their mismatched furniture and interesting styles of different china create a warm and welcoming environment to enjoy a spot of afternoon tea.

The 78

The 78 features comfy sofas, laid-back service, good music, craft beers and low low prices at one of the best vegan café-bars in town.

Velvet Moon


Looking for gifts that you won't find on the high street? Pop into Velvet Moon, a beautiful, eclectic little gift shop that's independently owned and filled with unique Scottish gifts. With a warm and friendly welcome, it's hard to leave empty handed!

Bunker 1026


If you're looking for something unique to furnish your home - check out Bunker 1026, a furniture upcycling shop in Finnieston. With great antique pieces available for competitive prices, it's definitely worth a browse to see what bargains can be had.

The Finnieston


The Finnieston is gastro-fish pub and a must-visit establishment, with an astonishing range of gins to enjoy. As for the food, there's an emphasis on freshly sourced Scottish seafood, complemented by a collection of bespoke draught beers and fine champagne.

There's more!

Check out our previous features on the West EndSouthsideNorth GlasgowSauchiehall Street, East EndMerchant City and City Centre!