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 Italian Restaurants in Glasgow

Last Updated: 30th January 2017 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! Barolo, 92-94 Mitchell Street, G1,… Keep Reading

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… Keep Reading

Review: Charlie Rocks, Byres Road

Ever since Charlie Rocks opened on Byres Road I’ve wanted to head over and see what it’s all about. Last week I finally made it to this American-style bar/restaurant and was met by a bit of a mixed bag. Read on to see what we thought. First impressions when you walk into this small place on Byres Road, in the heart of the West End, are great. When we turned up there were no tables free, but we were immediately… Keep Reading

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… Keep Reading