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8 of the best beer gardens to visit in Glasgow

For those glorious days when the sun is out, we take a look at some of the best beer gardens to enjoy in Glasgow.

Published: July 9, 2018
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For those of us who enjoy a bevvy, thoughts may well turn to the best venues at which to nestle and bask in glorious sunshine (fingers crossed).

Glasgow, whose publicans are a pretty optimistic bunch, has a lot of beer gardens.

These are the ones that we like (and might still be pleasant enough to drink in without a 15C, taps-aff scorcher to speak of).


445 Great Western Rd, Kelvinbridge, 0141 357 1075

Picture: Trip Advisor Traveller

Picture: Trip Advisor Traveller

Inn Deep is a craft beer pub just a few yards away from the Kelvinbridge subway station. Situated beside the River Kelvin, its beer garden has a big scenic advantage over its West End rivals; the area, on a sunny day, is a joy to relax in – if you can find a seat.

Others who get there too late make do with retreating to the vault-like drinking booths nearby, where you might still catch some rays if you're sat at the edge of the table.


45 North Frederick Street, G1 2BS, 0141 559 4331

Popular with most Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University students, The Ark is the perfect city centre sun trap.

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Its layout looks much like your parent's garden patio but it does the trick when you’re in the mood to enjoy a cold refreshing drink outside in warm weather. It’s largely student clientele makes for an upbeat and lively atmosphere.

Be warned though, it gets very busy.


93-95 Hyndland St, G11 5PU, 0141 357 5825

Picture: Cottiers

Picture: Cottiers

Cottiers' beer garden is actually more of a courtyard. The area accommodates a number of wooden benches within the terrace, as it's called, and is a popular drinking spot during the summer.

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The bright greens and yellows of the trees and bushes that decorate the area's perimeter enhances the atmosphere immensely and brings to mind a picturesque country manor garden, even amidst the bustling Hyndland suburban sprawl.


Templeton Building, Glasgow Green, G40 1AW, 0141 550 0135

West Brewery

West Brewery

The Templeton Building is, by a stretch, the most handsome building on this list, or, in fact, any list.

The building was modelled on Doge's Palace in Venice, which makes it all the more remarkable that it was home to a carpet factory.

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Set against this backdrop, the beer garden, at the front of the building, is one of the best around. The beer, as you'd expect from a place with an onsite brewery, is pretty spot on as well.


Ashton Lane,  G12 8SJ, 0141 342 4966

Brel's fairy-lit beer garden makes effective use of a potentially awkward space. A hill that slopes downwards from left to right is what drinkers are greeted by when they make their way through.

But there's an advantage to this lopsided space: it catches the sun like few other beer gardens.

The patio adjacent to it is a welcome addition to the Ashton Lane bar, plus the bar recently announced the launch of a fire pit, which is ideal for cooler night and can be booked for groups of up to 12 people with s’mores and drinks packages available.


31 Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ, 0141 341 0669

Another hot spot in Glasgow’s trendy West End is Vodka Wodka. Its beer garden is on the smaller side but is still bursting with energy, good music and tasty cocktails.

If you’re out for the duration, you can also grab a cheap bite to eat without having to venture inside.


16 Algie St, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 3DJ

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