The best Glasgow bars and clubs to spend Hogmanay in

With no major Hogmanay event set to take place in Glasgow again this year, here are some of the best bars, clubs and events in which to see in the New Year.

Published 21st Dec 2016
Updated 22 nd Dec 2016

Sadly events like the Ashton Lane street party and Club Noir's Hogmanay Blast are already sold out but it's not too late to find the perfect New Year's Eve venue.

Hillhead Book Club 

(17 Vinicombe St, Glasgow G12 8SJ, 0141 576 1700)

Picture: Hillhead Bookclub Facebook
Picture: Hillhead Bookclub Facebook

With their resident DJ providing the eclectic soundtrack, the Bookclub's trademark party atmosphere and £3 Strawberry Mojitos there really are few better places to say goodbye to 2016.

A great list of beers and wines on offer (for great prices) and with tickets costing just £10, it really won't break the bank.

Price: advanced tickets £10 per person (+ £1.50 booking fee)

Hogmanay Hootenanny at the National Piping Centre

(30–34 McPhater Street, Cowcaddens, Glasgow, G4 OHW)

Picture: @piperstryst Twitter
Picture: @piperstryst Twitter

Kick off 2017 in a more traditional with the Hogmanay Hootenanny at the National Piping Centre. Party into the wee small hours in the company of family and friends with a four-course meal, live music, a ceilidh and piping.

Be warned there is a dress code for this one.

Price: £80

Merchant Square Hogmanay Party 

(71–73 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1NY)

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The Merchant City is always a fun place to spend an evening and with the Merchant Square on hand to offer and all weather venue for an 'indoor' street party you know you're in for a good evening.

Sample the wares of many of the Merchant City's finest bars and restaurants before heading to the Square to enjoy the live music - including The Soul Kings and Spinal Chord - before ushering in the new year with a balloon drop at the bells.

Price: £30

Hogmanay At Drygate

(85 Drygate, Glasgow, Scotland,  0141 212 8810)

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Go back in time to the disco era this New Year, with Hogmanay at the Drygate.

Funk Feast will party through until 2am, offering everything from live performances from Scottish funk legends, the Federation of the Disco Pimp to a disco, photobooth and even a Soul Train Dance Off.

Price: £15

Colours Classic NYE at SWG3

(Studio Warehouse, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow, G3 8QG)

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Those of you looking for something a little heavier on the dance side of things should head to the west end and SWG3.

The venue will be presenting 21 years of dance floor anthems from 1995 to the present day with a lineup that features Tall Paul, Jeremy Healy, Fergie, K-Klass, Jon Mancini and Iain 'boney' Clark.

All DJs on the bill will be playing classics sets, making this a night to remember.

Price: £29.50 

Happy Brew Year! at The Hippo Tap Room

(323 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3HW)


Beer fans can enjoy seeing in the New Year with selection of the finest beers from 2016.

The staff at the Hippo Tap Room have created a stellar list of their favourite beers from the year with an "all-star line-up on the taps" including beers from Cromarty, Fallen and Tempest.

The bar will be open until 3am (subject to licence) all sound-tracked by some of the great musical artists that have sadly left us this year.

Price: £5 (Entry includes your first half pint)

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