14 Cosy Pubs in Glasgow

Brrr....It's freezing outside so what better way to warm the cockles than to find a cosy, welcoming pub where you can catch up with friends and family or just enjoy a quiet pit-stop during your Christmas shopping.  Wrap up warm and check out some of these hot spots across the city. 

1. Munro's

Munros Bar
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At Munro's in the West End you can expect a relaxed and friendly atmosphere along with a great selection of events throughout the week from open mic nights to beer tasting and the obligatory pub quiz. 185 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9EB 

2. Slouch

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A popular stop on the Bath Street party circuit, Slouch is also a welcoming, unpretentious and cosy pub, the perfect pit stop on a rainy day.  Enjoy hearty portions from their seasonal and locally sourced menu and if you stay on until the evening you can enjoy live jazz, soul, blues or rock, most nights of the week.  203-205 Bath Street, G2 4HZ

3. The Drake 

The Drake is a small independent bar in the West End that has everything you would want and expect from a cosy Scottish pub - exposed stone walls, Harris Tweed seating, a coal fire and most importantly a warming menu and well stocked bar.  1 Lynedoch street, Glasgow, G3 6EF

 4.  The Piper

The Piper
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Located overlooking George Square, you can enjoy a pint and some tasty Scottish Tapas (genius idea!), while enjoying some great live acoustic sets and folk music throughout the week. The Piper prides itself on its extensive whisky menu with regular promotions and tasting events.  If you’re not Scottish when you go in, you are sure to feel it by the time you leave! 57 Cochrane Street, George Square, G1 1HL  

5. Chinaskis

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The rich woods, snug corners and candle-light gives this hipster bourbon bar (it stocks over 80 varieties of the golden nectar) a real cosy feel.  Chinaskis is perfect for a warming winter drink with friends or a romantic rendezvous! 239 North St, Glasgow G3 7DL

6. Strata 

With its modern décor and fancy cocktail menu, Strata might not be the traditional definition of a cosy pub but it is a warm and relaxing hideaway after a day of some serious shopping.  Enjoy a delightful afternoon tea or fuel up with a dish from the unfussy yet tasty menu.  45 Queen St, G1 3EH

7. Rab Ha's 

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Robert Hall, ‘The Glasgow Glutton’, was a resident of Glasgow’s Merchant City in the 19th century and as his nickname suggests, was a man who seriously loved his grub. Rab Ha’s restaurant keeps his spirit alive with a simply satisfying Scottish menu while the cosy, rustic bar serves a large range of beers and lagers from around the world.  83 Hutcheson St, Glasgow G1 1SH

8. The Belle 

The Belle is a welcome haven in a quiet stretch of Great Western Road. The roaring fire and dog-friendly attitude makes for a relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy a pint. A cosy little bar with bags of character that has the feel of a country pub while still retaining its West End credentials.  617 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8HX

9. The Butterfly and the Pig 

The Butterfly and the Pig's shabby chic interior with its mismatched furniture and vintage wallpaper is a relaxed, welcoming place to catch up with friends for a drink or bite to eat. To keep you entertained, the venue hosts live music every day of the week and the odd quiz night.  153 Bath St, G2 4SQ

10. Sloans 

Situated in the heart of the city's Style Mile shopping district, Sloans is one of Glasgow's most stunning and impressive venues set over three floors. Inside is packed with period features, polished wood and brass, Victorian tiles and a claim to being the oldest pub in Glasgow. There are Kelburn ales on draught to bolster the line-up of regular lagers, classic cocktails and a good clutch of single malts. Argyll Arcade, 108 Argyle St, G2 8BG

11. Stravaigin

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Named from an old Scottish word meaning ‘to wander aimlessly with intent’, Stravaigin brings Scottish produce together with global ideas and influence, and showcases an eclectic menu that keeps exciting even those who’ve dined there for 25 years. The bar upstairs is brimming with locals, and is vibrant and welcoming.  28 Gibson St, Glasgow G12 8NX

12. The Bungo Bar & Kitchen 

The Bungo is a friendly, local Southside pub where people and dogs are welcome!  The busy bar is complete with booths and bare-brick walls and has a good offering of beers and cocktails while in the restaurant, the seasonal menu offers a selection of pub favourites – burgers, curries and sticky puddings – alongside more creative dishes with a nice selection to satisfy Vegeterians and Vegans.  17-21 Nithsdale Road, Strathbungo, G41 2AL

13. The Finnieston 

The Finnieston is the perfect blend of old man’s pub and high end restaurant. The low ceiling, cosy booths and a roaring real fire give the place a rustic, homely feel, and the interior is decorated with touches of nautical charm. 1125 Argyle St, G3 8ND

14. Da Rum Ba

Escape the freezing temperatures and head to Da Rum Ba for a slice of the Caribbean sunshine.  With over 80 different types of rum on offer, an ever-changing cocktail list and delicious food menu, it’s the perfect place to go and enjoy the sunny atmosphere with friends. 104 Bath St, Glasgow G2 2EN


Check out our Dog Friendly Glasgow article to find even more places that will welcome you and your pooch.

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