Feel the Night Vibe in Merchant City’s Best Bars and Pubs

Chic and stylish with bustling nightlife, Glasgow’s Merchant City is a great place to party. The traditional cobbled streets are packed with old style Glaswegian pubs and trendy bars. It caters for pub crawlers and cocktail drinkers. There are venues with live music and a great choice of gay bars.

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Maggie Mays

Maggie Mays exterior.

This popular venue combines a bar, restaurant and a basement club, and opens every day from 11a.m to 3.a.m. Maggie Mays is a fun place to hang out, with live bands providing a wide range of music. Check their calendar to find a night of soul music or jazz, folk, blues or rock n roll. The drinks menu includes cocktails, craft beers and goblets of gin. The menu is packed with Maggie’s burger buns, sides and rockin platters. Maggie Mays is an iconic Glasgow music venue with a laid back atmosphere.
60 The Trongate
G1 5EP
0141 548 1350

Beer Cafe

Beer Cafe is the place to sample an extensive range of beers from around the world. Starting with a selection of tap and craft beers, the Beer Cafe extends its repertoire to include a range of global beers: Russian, German, Icelandic, Asian, North American, Greek and Belgian beers, and many more. A selection of gourmet pies is available to complement the beer, and non beer drinkers are welcome with a selection of wine and spirits. The Beer Cafe also features regular live entertainment.

78 Candleriggs
Merchant City
G1 1NP
0141 552 9815

Del’s (Delmonica’s Bar)

With a tag line of “from drags in heels to whatever you feels,” Dels is a bar in the heart of Merchant City’s gay community, known as the pink triangle. Open from noon to midnight this popular spot has been a Glasgow landmark since 1991, hosting regular quizzes, karaoke evenings, party and bingo nights, and DJ weekends. This is a fun spot for popular theme nights and talent competitions. Delmonica’s Bar is renowned for its cool and fun vibe, and its stylish setting. The bar offers a good range of cocktails, great tunes for dancing and a friendly atmosphere with a lively mixed clientele.

68 Virginia Street
Merchant City
G1 1TX, UK
+44 141 552 4803

The Tolbooth Bar

If you’re in the mood for Irish hospitality then check out the Tolbooth Bar, the oldest Irish pub in Glasgow. This is a no frills venue with friendly staff, the perfect spot for sinking a pint of Guinness.

11 Saltmarket
Merchant City
G1 5NA, UK
+44 141 552 4955

Avant Garde Bar

The Avant Garde Live Music Bar and Restaurant in Merchant City hosts regular live music events. This spacious venue is cool and contemporary, with the live music attracting a lively crowd. The kitchen specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, with a choice of menus including aribiatta, Greek salad, calamari, souvlaki with tzatziki, olives and feta. This bar extends a warm welcome, whether you pop in for a cocktail or ice cold beer, or pop in for a pre-theatre meal.

34-44 King Street
Merchant City
G1 5QT, UK
+44 141 552 7123

Boceto de Brasil

The vibrant Boceto de Brasil is an exotic bar with salsa dancing, introducing a touch of Latin to Glasgow. Live bands play Brazilian music in this atmospheric bar with a ‘taste of Brazil’ menu. The bar serves cocktails and wine, and the menu includes Brazilian tapas, burgers and traditional Brazilian dishes.

62 Trongate
Merchant City
G1 5EP, UK
+44 7772 847311