Grab your dirty martini and let us take you on a tour of the favourite cocktail hotspots in Glasgow. From stylish bars to specialist watering holes, Glasgow's not short of places to celebrate in style.
158 Bar at Hutchesons
Get lost in the menu of The 158 bar at Hutchesons, in the Merchant City, where they serve cutting-edge cocktails with some of the world's finest alcoholic beverages. Be sure to check out their signature range - handily marked on their menu with a #hashtag.
Venture below Central Station to find Alston Bar offering a variety of gin cocktails. Bathed in blue light, the bar is modern, cosy and welcoming. Drinks are mixed by the knowledgable staff and served in crystal cut glasses, all adding to the speakeasy vibe. Choose from one of the 50 plus gins on offer, including 15 from across Scotland.
Bringing the first class passenger lounges of a New York to Glasgow ocean liner to inspire a chic and stylish bar and restaurant, The Anchor Line is a recent addition to Glasgow's city centre bar and dining scene. Sail away to times past whilst sipping one of their delicious custom cocktails.
Blythswood Square Hotel
Overlooking the Blythswood Square Gardens, the Salon Bar is a great spot to unwind over a cocktail with friends and watch the world go by. Whether you like your Martini shaken or stirred, the 23 page 'bar book' has something for everyone.
Browns al fresco seating or stylish bar over looking George Square are ideal to explore their comprehensive drinks menu offers expertly mixed cocktails, including exclusive Browns creations such as the Whistling Bulleit and Browns Spiced Mojito, as well as award-winning wines and craft beers.
Kick back and relax on the leather, button-back booths and soak up soulful jazz at The Butchershop Bar & Grill. No matter what your taste, count on the expert bartenders' flair and panache to shake you up a drink that invigorates the senses. You'll find a distinctive cocktail list inspired by blending together New York classics to create refreshingly different drinks.
For breathtaking surroundings head for Tellers Bar at The Corinthian, just round the corner from George Square. Originally home to the Glasgow Ship Bank, The Corinthian Club is one of the city's most elaborate and richly decorated buildings both internally and externally with a cocktail list to match.
Hard Rock Cafe
Rock cocktail hour at Hard Rock Cafe! Its location on Buchanan Street on the Style Mile makes it easy to pop in for a light refreshment mid shopping spree. Expect brightly coloured and perfectly garnished cocktails with a rock and roll edge.
Tea lounge by day and gin joint by night - Gin 71, situated on Renfield Street, is Glasgow's first dedicated gin bar. Housed in a magnificent b-listed, Victorian Gothic building and serving classic prohibition cocktails, including the Southside Sour (allegedly Al Capone's favourite tipple), this hidden gem is not to be missed. Although not technically a cocktail, check out their gin 'flights' - 3 gins served with a range of their own homemade syrups 'skooshed' with your own soda siphon to add the bubbles!
Grill on the Corner
The Grill On The Corner in the city centre focusses on no-nonsense food, delightful desserts and cocktails. Enjoy an ingenious, perfectly prepared cocktail, from old school classics to new infusions and flavours, mixed, merged, shaken and stirred - just for you!
Metropolitan Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
Set in Merchant Square under twinkling lights, Metropolitan Cocktail Bar is one of Glasgow's most stylish and contemporary cocktail bars. They love to experiment with new techniques - including cocktail smoking, foaming and making their own bitters. Be sure to try their Kilted Vesper Martini which features Caorunn Gin.
Restaurant Bar & Grill
Restaurant Bar & Grill are all about classic and inspired seasonal cooking, boasting amazing steaks and brilliant cocktails. Located in the beautifully restored and sophisticated Princes Square, the Restaurant Bar & Grill is one of the city's premier eating and drinking establishments. For a modern twist on a classic, try their Elderflower & Pink Grapefruit Mojito.
Rogano at Royal Exchange Square is Glasgow's oldest surviving restaurant, celebrating its 80th birthday in 2015! Established in 1935, Rogano mirrors the style of the Clyde-built Cunard liner the Queen Mary, retaining the original 1930's art-deco design. What better way to celebrate their birthday than with one of their delectable creations at one of Glasgow's institutions. Cheers!
Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge
Be entertained at Wicked Lounge, a stunning late night music lounge, created with hints of a vintage speakeasy with a sophisticated modern décor and ambiance. Located in the heart of the Merchant City, Glasgow's cultural quarter, it's only a stones throw from the main shopping district, making it ideal for a well deserved rest after a day's shopping.
The Glasgow Trading House
The stunningly designed Glasgow Trading House has quickly become known for its famous selection of spiced-twist cocktails, a traditionally British G&T list, as well as Champagne, wine, and a vast worldwide selection of craft beers, ales and ciders.