Glasgow is in Good Spirits

Best Whisky Bars in Glasgow

From traditional pubs oozing with heritage, to quirky places with unconventional design, or the most cosmopolitan venues to discover some of the best cocktails, Glasgow has it all.

Glasgow is one of the friendliest cities in the world, and it is a place where both locals and visitors come together to share their experience of one of the most famous drinks in the world. A glass of whisky is a representation of the very best the country has to offer; the environment, culture, and Scottish people.

Walking Tour

‘Once Upon a Whisky’ provides city walking tours based on education, culture and responsible drinking. They aim to make visitors as passionate about whisky and the beautiful cityscape and stories of Glasgow.  

Glasgow City Centre

The first tour will take you a wander through the city centre, where some of the most cosmopolitan and historic restaurants are located.

The Pot Still

The tour starts at ‘The Pot Still Whisky Bar’, one of the most famous whisky bars in Scotland due to its great variety of whiskies from all over the country and some others from different parts of the world. You will be able to find more than 700 bottles of whisky on their gantry. They have also been awarded several times as the best whisky bar in Scotland.

Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie

The second is a heritage dining venue, that dates back to 1660. Hutchesons has been a hospital, a school, and the main offices of the National Trust for Scotland.

Today is not only a building with beautiful façade and interiors, but it is also a restaurant with fantastic food, and also, the largest collection of Glenfarclas single malt whisky cask strength selection. Something worth seeing for any whisky enthusiast.

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The third stop is ‘Citation Tavern and Restaurant’, also a building with great history. It was built in 1844 as the City’s County Building, and after a few years it became Glasgow’s Sheriff Court and kept this function for the next 100 years.

Nowadays, it is one of the most coveted restaurants in Glasgow's Merchant City neighbourhood, with amazing food, and of course, whisky.

Here you will be able to taste and understand one of the smokiest whiskies available in the market directly from the Isle of Islay.


The final stop is famous cocktail bar, well known for its cosmopolitan selection of cocktails.

‘The Metropolitan’, is a perfect place to end the tour, enjoy one of the best whisky cocktails available in town, and then join other Glaswegians for a night out in one of the best areas for clubbing and enjoy the night time economy, surround by warm people that make Glasgow.


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