Drinking in Glasgow – Will I Die?
Out on the pop in Glasgow tomorrow night. Me (Geordie) and Cockney mate.
Can anyone recommend pubs and bars near the station etc?
First time on Glasgow, so it’s all new!
Getting there about 3pm I think and I’ll have had a few alcopops on the train on the way up.Posted 5 years ago
You’ll definitely die.
Glasgow is one of the scummiest, hardest, most depressing cities in the UK. Its inhabitants are unfriendly and, for the most part, stupid knuckle draggers. I’m surprised you’re even considering it.
I wouldn’t even bother getting off the train. It truly is hell.
If you do, I would suggest a wander down Merchant City rather than hanging around the station area, much more civilised 🙂Posted 5 years agodebaserSubscriber
The Pot Still on Hope Street has a fantastic single malt selection and decent beers too.
Quite like the Republic Beer Hall on Gordon Street. Steins of tasty beer and does a pretty good pizza too.
Favourite pub in Glasgow is the Laurieston on Bridge Street. On the outside it looks like you will die, but inside it is fantastic. Friendly staff and locals with Red X and proper 80 shilling on draught. Well worth a visit.
Posted 5 years agoyetidaveMember
dissasociate yourself with the cockney at the first sign of trouble – then you’ll be fine.
Merchant city, or Byres Road in the west end. Don’t wander, don’t get lost, keep money for taxi out of wallet so when thats stollen you can still get back to the hotel, don’t take late bus – its a great night out.Posted 5 years ago
My old man was in the infamous Glaswegian a number of years back. Standing at the bar and his mate just crumpled to the floor. One of the locals had thrown a full and unopened can of beer at him.
Strangers are bad mmmkay.
I’ve been to Glasgow five times, so I’m pretty well placed to comment on the place. It’s crazy – I once saw two guys who had been drinking all day start a fight!!!Posted 5 years ago
Seriously. Went in to plenty of pubs too.
You must have been lucky then. I’ve heard a number of stories about English people being robbed at knifepoint when leaving city centre pubs. Apparently the locals don’t take to kindly to people from more civilised parts of the kingdom 🙁Posted 5 years agoircSubscriber
City centre is mostly fine with a modicum of common sense. Stay on main streets and avoid shortcuts through alleys or the riverside walk at night etc. My teenage daughter and friend got robbed at knifepont beside the river about 10pm having ignored her father’s boring advice about where not to go.
Peripheral areas vary. A friend of mine was born and bred in Maryhill and never in his life visted the pub 200 yards from his house choosing the safer ones in Maryhill Road. Any yes that pub fitted the flat roof category!Posted 5 years agoojomMember
If there are flags waving outside AND/OR football colours, do not enter. Keep walking.
Also, if there are empty seats in a busy pub, do not sit in them. They probably ‘belong’ to an old boy called radge Boabie and he will smash you in with a stick yet be at least 84 years of age and partially blind and almost completely deaf. He will also be able to not pay for drinks. The bar man probably owes him for something that happened back in ’65.Posted 5 years agotomdSubscriber
Where do you live Perfile that makes Glasgow seem like such a ghastly place?
Glasgow is fine, it’s a big city so has all sorts but also has one of the best cultural scenes and night life in the UK. For the OP – you’ll be fine. If you want nice bars walk the 15 mins from the station down to the Merchant City.
As for people implying that Glasgow is some racist backwater, also not true. Large parts of the city are very enthnically diverse, and better integrated than many other places in the UK that I have experienced. It’s the thrid biggest urban centre in the UK, so has much more to offer than most places. There are also lots of hills and riding nearby!Posted 5 years agorichmtbSubscriber
I wasn’t aware that lager could be deep fried.
See that’s quite funny
Seriously? I was amazed at how bad it was, even worse than its reputation!
I’ve never felt so scared in my life.
Fortunately, the locals are quite easy to spot and avoid.
This however to use Scottish vernacular is a lotta pish.
Glasgow is the third largest city in the UK so it has its good points and bad points, its nice areas and its scummy areas. It has a huge student population so none of the locals will be put off by an English accent.
Avoid pubs around Central Station though they are a bit scummy, try Ashton Lane, the Merchant City or Bath Street for a good night outPosted 5 years ago
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