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 Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Glasgow

While it might not be readily apparent to outsiders, Glasgow is actually one of the most vegetarian and vegan friendly cities in the UK (in fact PETA, in 2013, named it the most vegan friendly city in the UK) and, while the city is very veggie-friendly in general as even many meat-heavy places go out of their way to cater, today we thought we would compile a list of the best strictly vegetarian or vegan restaurants around town – these… 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: Alla Turca, City Centre

What is it about going swimming that makes you hungry? I could eat a 3 course meal and still be starving after a few lengths at my local pool. And so it was that on a quiet Tuesday I found myself in Alla Turca on Pitt Street, post pool sesh with damp hair and a ravenous appetite. It was quiet for lunchtime (two other tables), however it was a Tuesday so we weren’t expecting it to be full to the… Keep Reading

Review: Home, Merchant City

Home has been a mainstay in the Merchant City for a good few years now, offering an inexpensive pub/dining experience compared to the rest of this expensive part of town. With its eccentric decor, amazingly cheap drinks and plenty of food to sop it up, can it really go wrong? The first thing that strikes you when you walk into Home is its warehouse-esque layout. It’s a huge beast with a mezzanine level against the back wall and raised DJ… Keep Reading