Best Bars in Glasgow’s Merchant City 2017

Last Updated: 30th January 2017 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 put out feelers to GOG’s ever-expanding Twitter following… Keep Reading

Best Restaurants in Glasgow City Centre

Glasgow is gradually establishing one of the best restaurant scenes in the UK, let alone Scotland, and while a few of the establishments in the list below may not be everyone’s idea of “fine dining”, they’re all serving up absolutely fantastic food which, whether you live in Glasgow or are just visiting, you need to try out! Every restaurant in the list below is within the City Centre of Glasgow (including the Merchant City) so are guaranteed to be accessible… Keep Reading

8 Amazing Free Things To Do in Glasgow

One of the truly incredible things about Glasgow is that so many of the city’s cultural attractions are completely free of charge (to everyone!) and, as a result, there are so many amazing ways to spend your time in the city without spending a penny. Whether you’re visiting the city for a few days (if so, welcome!), or live here and are looking for something to do this weekend, we’ve compiled a collection of the best free things to do… Keep Reading

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… Keep Reading

Review: Curlers Rest, Byres Road

Curlers has been a Byres Road staple for a very long term, certainly as long as I can remember. Back in the day it was always a great place for a super cheap pint and a bite to eat (seriously, you could get a burger and a pint for £3.99 back then!). More recently (although about 2 years ago now) they changed their image overnight, added the word “Rest” to their title and doubled their prices. Now, it might sound… Keep Reading