Best Bars in Glasgow’s Merchant City

New in town? Read our Complete Introduction to Glasgow’s Bar & Pub Scene! Our third major bar guide, this time looking at the often-requested and ever-popular Merchant City! The boundaries of this part of the city always seem to be shifting, however the generally accepted (by me) definition is that it is bordered by Royal Exchange Square/Queen Street to the west, Cochrane Street to the north, Argyle Street to the south and High Street to the east. As ever, I…

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Best Italian Restaurants in Glasgow

If there’s one thing Glasgow has no shortage of, it’s Italian restaurants! It made life a little difficult in making this list as there are just so many to choose from, but going by the trusty opinions of our Twitter followers a few popular choices very quickly began to bubble up to the top. Read on to find (in no particular order) the best pizza, pasta and more in town! Click here to see the latest exclusive bar and restaurant…

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A Complete Introduction to Glasgow’s Bar & Pub Scene

The city of Glasgow is famous for many things, but perhaps none more so than its love of a good drink (or “bevvy” in the local tongue). If you’re coming to Glasgow as a tourist for the first time or perhaps moving to the city to study or work, becoming familiar with Glasgow’s pub culture will likely be a big part of getting to know this city. Look no further than this guide for for the dummy’s introduction to the Glasgow…

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Review: Central Market, Merchant City

Given my penchant for a cocktail in the Merchant City, it was always surprising to me that I hadn’t ever ventured into Central Market on Bell Street. Particularly given it won 2013’s most stylish restaurant at the Scottish Style Awards and was more recently entered into the prestigious Waitrose Good Food Guide for 2014. But a few Saturday’s ago that changed when I stumbled in there for lunch with a couple of extremely reliable drinking buddies. Which leads me on…

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Review: Bobar, Byres Road

Bobar’s never had much of a good name. Accused in the past of being too expensive, too corporate, too bland – I really went in with pretty low expectations. These didn’t last long. The atmosphere, granted, was poor. On a Thursday night the majority of West End bars will be bustling with a vibrant crowd. This place is big, with no dividing walls (and therefore nowhere to hide) and there were only at best 3 tables full in the entire…

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