An Irish bar with a Boston twist, Saint Vincent’s is a popular city centre bar located close to Glasgow’s Central Station. The bar plays on the Boston Irish heritage serving everything from Irish Stew and Irish Beer Battered Fish & Chips to a Boston Chilli Cheese Dog or Buffalo Wings. Popular for live sports, Saint Vincent’s is another of Glasgow’s popular Celtic bars, although in this case, it’s both Glasgow Celtic and the Boston Celtics, so don’t be surprised to see some NBA action on the big screens. With regular live music gigs, be sure to give Saint Vincent’s a visit when in Glasgow.
A popular Celtic bar, the Brazen Head is on the outskirts of the city centre, and a short drive from the famous Celtic Park, home of Glasgow Celtic. A popular bar for those visiting the city to watch ‘The Hoops’, the Brazen Head was established in 1994, although the building itself has been a bar since 1851, making it one of the oldest in Glasgow. For football fans visiting the city, the Brazen Head is a bar worth visiting thanks to its fantastic collection of Celtic memorabilia. With regular live music sessions, there’s a real unique atmosphere in Brazen Head, one that is worth experiencing first-hand.
The popular O’Neill’s chain of Irish pubs has two sites in Glasgow, one at Merchant Square and the other at Sauchiehall St in the city’s university area. O’Neill’s is famed for its atmosphere and stocks many popular Irish drinks. A great venue for music and sports, a warm welcome awaits you in O’Neill’s. Popular with large groups visiting the city, the mood in O’Neill’s is always a good one, and with great drinks offers and live music, be sure to call into O’Neill’s for one.
Molly Malone’s has proven to be a home from home with Glasgow’s Irish community, with many gathering at the bar to watch the latest rugby, soccer and GAA games. It’s also a safe bet for live folk music, with traditional Irish and Scottish folk songs belting out every Friday and Saturday night, much to the delight of those in the crowd. The traditional wooden décor, complete with exposed brickwork and bookcases just add to the ambience of the pub, and with a great selection of beers and Irish & Scottish whiskies, you’ll be well looked after in Molly Malone’s.
This Irish themed, Gothic inspired church bar has 6 bars spread over 3 floors, offering something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a cosy nook to relax with a beer in, or a lively city bar to party in, Waxy O’Connor’s has you covered. With traditional Irish music sessions at the weekend, GAA and live football on the big screen TV’s, and a menu that ticks all the boxes, Waxy’s is loved by the Scots and Irish in equal measure.
One of the newest Irish pubs to open in Glasgow, Kitty O’Shea’s has quickly established a reputation for great pub grub at an even better price. While the menu has more of an American diner vibe than Irish country pub, one thing that’s definitely Irish is the traditional décor. Add to this the warm welcome you can expect at Kitty’s, and the great selection of booze on offer, and it’s easy to see why so many keep coming back. Located next to Glasgow Central, Kitty O’Shea’s is the first Irish pub that many visitors to the city venture into, and very few leave disappointed.
Famed for its oysters, Jinty McGuinty is the place to be if you want to listen to up and coming acts from Glasgow’s famous music scene. Formally a restaurant, McGuinty’s has taken off since concentrating on making the bar a success, and it was rewarded back in 2015 when it was named Scotland’s Bar of the Year by the Sunday Mail. Inside you can choose from the cosy mahogany booths, old whiskey barrel tables, and a roaring fire for your comfort, or if the weather’s good (never guaranteed in Glasgow) step out to the large outdoor terrace and take in the sounds of the city.
Malones Irish Pub in Glasgow prides itself on three core elements – great food, great craic and great live music sessions. They also serve a pretty mean pint, so when all those elements combine, you know you’re in for a treat. A popular sporting bar, with the traditional wood and exposed stone design, Malones hosts everything from table quizzes, to jamming sessions, so you never know what you’ll walk into at Malones, but one thing is for sure, you’ll be walking into a good thing!
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