17 Cosy Pubs in Glasgow

When it's cold outside, what better way to warm up than to find a cosy, welcoming pub where you can spend time with friends or indulge in a quiet pit-stop during your visit to the city.  So here's our list of 17 top cosy spots to visit in Glasgow. 

Munro's

At Munro's in the city's 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 

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

Slouch

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A popular stop on Bath Street in the city centre, 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

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

The Piper

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Located overlooking George Square, you can enjoy a pint and some tasty Scottish Tapas, 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.  57 Cochrane Street, George Square, G1 1HL  

Babbity Bowster 

Built on the site of an old monastery and tucked away down a lane in Glasgow's Merchant City, Babbity Bowster is a laid back, friendly bar and restaurant where you can enjoy your own company or a conversation with fellow visitors and locals in it's cosy surroundings.  With a big focus on traditional Scottish food and a great selection of beers, ales and wine, this a homely pub where you can easily while away the hours, often in the comfort of some live traditional folk music.  16-18 Blackfriars St, Glasgow G1 1PE

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

The Curler's Rest

The oldest drinking establishment on Byres Road, in the city's west end, The Curler's Rest is a traditional Scottish pub with a vibrant, laid-back atmosphere and an old-meets-new decor, featuring exposed brickwork and a cosy open fire. "Blending the hip with the wholesome" this is a pub where you can enjoy good food and a friendly welcome when spending time in the city's west end. 256-260 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8SH 

Sloans 

Situated in the heart of the city's Style Mile shopping district, just off Buchanan Street, 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. 108 Argyle St, G2 8BG

Strata 

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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

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 it has the feel of a country pub in the city's west end. 617 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8HX

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 food. 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

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. You can find The Butterfly and Pig in both the city centre and the southside. 

Cottiers

A unique Scottish bar and restaurant housed within the elegant decor of a renovated church, Cottiers is known for its laid back vibe, character and good food. It's unusual setting and cosy open fire makes it the perfect place to spend a chilly afternoon when exploring the city's west end. 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU

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

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 vegetarians and vegans.  17-21 Nithsdale Road, Strathbungo, G41 2AL

West on the Green

Situated in the iconic Templeton Building on Glasgow Green, WEST On The Green is a beerhall-style bar and restaurant which successfully combines German and Scottish beer and cuisine, as well as it's very own working brewery.  It's a place that can host large parties as well as a quiet corner for you to enjoy on your own, with friends or even your four legged friend.  Templeton St, Glasgow G40 1AW

 

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