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5 of the best bars to visit during Glasgow's Pride weekend

With Glasgow's Pride weekend set to kick off this weekend, we take a look at some of the best bars and events to get involved with

Published: July 13, 2018
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From karaoke and brunch to limited edition cocktails, there's something for everyone this Pride weekend.


(68 Virginia St, Glasgow G1 1TX)

Delmonicas has been at the heart of the gay community in the city since 1991, and offers a host of events such as karaoke and quizzes.

This weekend, Delmonicas is ramping up the fun with a Pride party on Saturday and Bingo on Sunday.

Blythswood Hotel


Picture: Enjoy Pride Glasgow cocktails at the Blythswood Square hotel

Celebrate Pride with one of five cocktails on offer at the Principal Blythswood Square hotel.

The limited edition menu offers five cocktails in the colours of the LGBT rainbow flag all named after gay icons – Judy, Pricilla, Divine, Little Eadie and Peach Season.

The cocktails are priced from £9 each, and will be available in The Salon from Friday 13th July to Friday 20th July.

John St Speakeasy 

(10 John Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 1JQ)


Picture: John St Speakeasy Glasgow Facebook

Hidden in plain sight, this speakeasy bar in the Merchant City has been hosting events since Wednesday 11th July.

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This weekend sees a Bella and the Beat's beach night tonight, followed by an all-day celebration tomorrow starting with an annual Pride breakfast, DJ's all day from 2pm until closing at 4am.

Polo Lounge

(84 Wilson St, Glasgow G1 1UZ)

Scotland's biggest gay and LGBT+ venue will be one of the main places to be this weekend, with a beach drag ball tonight and Pride celebrations until 4am on Saturday.

On Sunday night, from 6pm, guests can enjoy cabaret in the Riding room until 4am.

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Katie's Bar

(17 John St, Glasgow G1 1HP)


Picture: Katie's Bar Facebook

Treat yourself to a special Pride brunch show at this Merchant City basement bar. The brunch is starring Michael Marouli and Ginger Rogers.

Guests are invited to join the brunch, from 12pm, for an unforgettable day of laughter, entertainment and food.

Tickets cost £15 and include a cocktail from the proud as punch menu, one dish from the specially prepared menu and access to the live show, plus a meet and greet opportunity with Michael Marouli and Ginger Rogers.

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