Top Nightspots in Glasgow: Self-Guided Tour, Glasgow

Glasgow is famous for its vibrant nightlife, with lots of top nightspots located close to one another. This gives any visitor a wide choice of places to go, from simple pubs to trendy and chic clubs. Don't miss the chance to visit some of the most popular clubs in Glasgow with our Top Nightspots tour.
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Top Nightspots in Glasgow: Self-Guided Tour Map

Guide Name: Top Nightspots in Glasgow: Self-Guided Tour
Guide Location: Scotland » Glasgow (See other walking tours in Glasgow)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Author: irenes
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The Black Sparrow

1) The Black Sparrow

If you are looking for a nice pub to spend an evening in a good atmosphere, pop into the Black Sparrow. It's one of those nice Scottish bars with relaxing low lighting, chandeliers, leather booths, high ceilings and an open fire. Apart from the calm atmosphere, there's an impressive selection of drinks, starting with beer and ending with various cocktails like Mojitos, White Russians, French Martinis, Cosmos, Kir Royals and many others.
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Nice & Sleazy

2) Nice & Sleazy

Nice & Sleazy is one of the city's A-list clubs. Open since 1990, it enjoys good reputation with the locals and guests of Glasgow. Its décor and low hanging lights create an underground ambiance. The range of drinks is good and not very expensive, so don’t hesitate to try some of them. Attracting a mostly young crowd, the club's music playlist includes live music and chart hits. Open seven nights a week until 3am.
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The Garage

3) The Garage

In business for 15 years, this nightclub is one of the top in the city. Open seven days a week, the club has five rooms each playing different style of music, including live gigs and recorded chart favorites. Many renowned bands and DJs love to play here.
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ABC 2

4) ABC 2

ABC 2 is another trendy and popular spot in the city. It's located on Sauchiehall Street near lots of other attractions. In the same building you'll find the ABC 1 club, The Red Room, The Polar Bar and The Pod Bar. Its futuristic décor has psychedelic lighting to give it a special ambiance. With a capacity of only 350, it's a nice and intimate club where you can really enjoy the performances.
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Firewater

5) Firewater

This club's more off the beaten track, but it's a great place to go for good music and tasty cocktails any night of the week. The atmosphere here is dark and mysterious but pleasantly so. Their specialty is spirits, so make sure to try a stiff drink. There are also plenty of pool tables to while away the evening.
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The Buff

6) The Buff

This charming and relaxing spot on Baff Lane is a different kind of nightlife venue. It's a retro club that plays the best tracks from the 1960s to the 1980s. The upscale atmosphere is very agreeable, with a mixed crowd of young people and businessmen and mature clubgoers.
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The Bunker

7) The Bunker

If you're looking for a great warm up venue in which to drink, eat and chat with your friends before getting the party started, The Bunker is the place for you. The décor includes booths of different sizes placed indoors and outdoors. Open until 3am seven nights a week, it's also a great spot to hear good rock music.
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The Butterfly and The Pig

8) The Butterfly and The Pig

If you're looking for something different, you will not want to miss this laid back, casual and stylish spot. Just opened in 2009, this young and hip venue has already gained a big following.
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Bloc

9) Bloc

If you've already tried some of the great nightspots on the tour, Club Bloc is a good spot to settle down for the later part of your evening. Open 12am - 3am, it's conveniently located near some other top nightspots in the city center. This funky independent venue has got fantastic bands playing live music and is a good place to mingle with new people.

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Glasgow for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Glasgow has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Glasgow, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.