Pubs in Glasgow

Whether you’ve had a hard day at work or need a drink after a long afternoon of sightseeing, Glasgow has several pubs that will quench your thirst. Some of the top pubs in town include:

Camperdown Place

Located on West George Street, Camperdown Place is easily accessible from the street and even offers a wheelchair lift for guests in need. Open from 11am to midnight daily, the pub’s atmosphere is comfortable and inviting.

Outdoor areas give you a great view of George Square, while the interior features Tiffany lamps and upholstered furniture. Close to the bus, railway and metro, Camperdown Place is easy to get to and in the heart of the city.

The pub serves two regular beers and several changing beers, so you’re sure to find something that quenches your thirst. Real ale is available, and guests can take advantage of free Wi-Fi during their visit.

Shilling Brewing Company

The Shilling Brewing Company is also located on West George Street, and is housed in a former bank building. The modern-style pub offers a split layout, with the bar to one side and dining to the other.

Real ale is available in this quiet pub and one changing beer is available. Along with drinks, the Shilling Brewing Company serves lunch and dinner.


Situated on Renfield Street, the Raven is open daily and serves both lunch and dinner. Patrons can choose from three real ales and a range of bottle and drought craft beer. Food is BBQ style, and served throughout the day.

Raven is family-friendly until 8pm, and free Wi-Fi is available to guests.

Close to bus, railway and metro, this pub is a great place to stop while out on the town.


Ark is a contemporary pub located on North Frederick Street. The interior features a large open floorplan, and is conveniently located next to Strathcylde University.

Patrons can drink outside in the large beer garden, or watch the game on Glasgow’s biggest screen.

The Ark serves three real ales from microbreweries and American-style food. The pub is dog-friendly, with well-behaved pups allowed both inside and outside the establishment.

Guests can enjoy live music and connect to the pub’s free Wi-Fi during their visit.

If you’re hoping to catch the game while drinking a pint, the Ark is a great place to stop in.

Trading House

Located on St. Vincent Street, the Trading House is open daily from 12pm to 11pm. The newly-refurbished Victorian building features a large bar and restaurant inside.

Cask beers are on display in the refrigerated area of the bar, and the house beer is brewed by Cloudwater brewery.

Three regular beers are served in this quiet pub, which is family-friendly and features free Wi-Fi.

Counting House

The Counting House is located right in the heart of Glasgow, and is housed in a former bank building. The pub offers excellent views of George Square and City Chambers.

Owned by Wetherspoon, this pub is known for serving ale from some of the most innovative breweries in the UK. The interior features a stunning glass ceiling dome and impressive statues.

Patrons can choose between 18 changing beers and two regular beers. The quiet pub offers real ale and real cider.

Free Wi-Fi is available, and guests can eat lunch or an evening meal during their stay.


Lauders is situated in the centre of Glasgow and is a multi-level pub that’s always packed and has been in business since 1871. At the time, the pub was owned by whisky maker Archibald Lauder. A variety of ale and food are available, which make this pub worth a visit.

Located close to the Concert Hall and other nearby theatres, Lauders is a great place to stop in for a drink before a show.

Lauders serves three changing beers, and real ale is available. Free Wi-Fi is also available along with a tasty menu that includes tapas, salads, spuds, fish and chips, burgers, steaks, ribs, chicken and dessert.

Drum & Monkey

The Drum & Monkey won the local CAMRA pub of the year award in 2011. Housed in the building of a former bank, the pub features a marble and wood panel interior, and is always packed.

The dining area is family-friendly, and the large U-shaped bar serves five handpulls from both local favourites to microbreweries. Two regular beers and three changing beers are available.

Free Wi-Fi is available for guests who need to stay connected, and lunch and evening meals are served daily.The menu includes dishes like haggis, neeps and tatties; Scottish salmon fillet; pork & haggis sausages, grilled lamb chop and ploughman’s sandwich.

The Drum & Monkey is easy to get to and is close to Central station and Buchanan Street metro.