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Five of the best bars on Bath Street, Glasgow

Over the past few years, Bath Street has become one of Glasgow's most happening late-night bar scenes.

Published: February 13, 2017

There are bars to suit all tastes, whether you are a foodie, a music fan or a party animal. Take a look at our favourite Bath Street bars, and find out which one is a perfect fit for you.


(203-205 Bath Street, G2 4HZ, 0141 221 5518)

Picture: Trip Advisor Traveller

Picture: Trip Advisor Traveller

The bartenders bar, Slouch, which is open until 3am, is often where you'll find Glasgow's bar men and women after they finish their shifts at midnight.

The founding principle of Slouch is that “music lovers and those who love good quality food and drink are not mutually exclusive”.

Their dishes are made on-site with locally sourced ingredients, and are served until 2 am.

The variety of drinks on offer is excellent, including beers, spirits and cocktails. There are offers on spirits weekly, and the cocktails are named after famous rock songs.

This love of music is reflected in their live gigs, starting at 10 pm on week nights and embracing a whole host of different genres.

On Fridays and Saturdays, the DJs take over, with their unbeatable rock, blues, punk and funk tunes.

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The Howlin' Wolf

(100 Bath St, G2 2EN, 0141 332 3224)

Picture: Howlin' Wolf

Picture: Howlin' Wolf

The Howlin' Wolf is made from the same mould as Slouch, but the live music is more extensive and the drinks list is less so.

Blues is the name of the game at this bar, with a smattering of rock, soul and funk on the side.

They even host a massive blues jam night that anyone is welcome to join.

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Every day they have classic bar food favourites served from lunch until late, including wings, pizzas, and lighter bites.

There is a selection of craft beers on offer, as well as original cocktails, including the Feels Like Rain, a “Pina Colada with a twist”.

The Butterfly and the Pig

(153 Bath St, G2 4SQ, 0141 221 7711)

Picture: Pig and Butterfly/Facebook

Picture: Butterfly and the Pig/Facebook

This bar is a vintage oasis, away from the day-to-day bustle of Glasgow life. The look is decidedly shabby chic, with mismatched furniture, charming wallpaper and well-loved wood panelling.

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The Butterfly and the Pig hosts live music every day of the week, so guests are sure to be very well entertained.

Listening to live bands such as Howlin' Radio or The Flying Mules are a great way to spend the evening, or you can take to the stage and perform yourself at one of the bar's open mic nights.

The food menu is very playful, and not just in terms of the food on offer.

You may want to try out their “Glasgae tarts we luv em” or a prawn cocktail, described as “a delightful cocktail indeed”.


(117 Bath St, G2 2SZ, 0141 574 6066)

Great food by day, great club by night – this bar has two sides to its personality.

“Mad Chef” Danny McLaren is the man we have to thank for the bar's delectable dishes. The Not Dog, Bloc+'s famous vegan hot dog, is a particularly delicious treat, as is the fabulous Durty Burger.

Their range of beers and spirits is fantastic, as are their club nights. The club nights include such outlandish wonders as “Deathkill4000”, “Gonzo” and “Ghost Girls”, so make sure to check out their online calendar for the next event.

Their live gigs are free, and showcase the best new alternative bands who don't abide by the rules.

Lucky 7

(166 Bath St, G2 4TB, 0141 331 6227)

Picture: Trip Advisor Traveller

Picture: Trip Advisor Traveller

The motto of Lucky 7 is “no frills, no fuss”, which they fulfil with quality food at reasonable prices. The bar has a bohemian vibe, and their American-style grub is as tasty as can be.

As well as serving classics such as chicken wings and nachos, there are less well known dishes, such as the sweet potato gumbo, and the Louisiana jambalaya.

There is also a tempting wine list, and an intriguing selection of bottled beers which come from countries such as Mexico, Thailand and China, as well as from breweries a little closer to home.

Lucky 7's cocktail menu is also worth a browse, as it contains some unusual delights, including the Apple and Cucumber Collins.

Maddy lives in Edinburgh and has written for the Sunday Herald and the Ed Fringe Review. She is passionate about authentic, sustainably sourced food, and is always keen to discover exciting new flavours.

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