West End, Glasgow
Hawkhead is right the central core is not that big but if you centre yourself on the charing cross area ,you get all the fun of the west end of charing cross and the student bars/clubs/and casinos,the former being not just for students but is a reflection on the prices you will pay once you get inside.You can get a good value room at etap hotel 3 people in a room for £32 but it is a walk /taxi to the city or you could try www.american.glasgowhostel.pl ,rooms are same price as etap but its not ensuite but it has the huge bonus of a good well equipt kitchen and in the heart of the Charing cross area and 24 hour internet cafe ,which is warm and cheap
Address: Charing cross where the m8 dissects it
Directions: Bath st and Sauchiehall street run parallel through the city, the website given has a good selection of whats on links ,my personel fav. is Nice'n Sleazy and king tuts...www.abcglasgow.com is a good new club also...
This former church was refurbished and opened as Oran Mor in 2004. It seems to be a little bit of everything - bars, restaurants, theatre, nightclub & live music venue. I was here for the first time recently to see Sandi Thom perform as part of the cities annual Celtic Connections festival. The gig itself took place in the nightclub area in the basement & we also had drinks before and after in the Whisky Bar on the ground floor which had a nice atmosphere and mixed clientele especially as there was a Burns Supper going on the same night. The place is well known for its "A play, a pie and a pint" for £10 offer and seems to have many plays through the year
The building itself is gorgeous, especially lit up at night
Directions: Corner of Byres Road and Great Western Road
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Some nice pubs and restaurants in the West End.
Byres Rd heading towards the Western Infirmary, just after you pass the Hillhead SPT station, take left. It is a very small street with some bars, if you go to the end of that street (15m), there is another street with lots of pubs and restaurants. Most of the bars have beer garden.
It is a really nice area. Found the area when walking around at 6pm and stayed there all night.
With the huge increase in the student population in this area combined with the many guesthouses and quality student hotels and hostels the regeneration of bars along this strip is quite phenomenal and very recent .
Many have live music and neat kitchen menus which do a variety of eclectic menus . There are also some very unusual shops. Worth checking out
A quaint, cobblestoned street right near the University and off Byers road, chock-full of bars and eating venues for every person.
Check out Vodka Wodkas for an intense selection of vodkas and missed drinks not to be missed!
Directions: Just steps from the Hillhead Underground stop, located off Byers road.