Monday 7th of September 2015
Whether you’re visiting Glasgow for business or for pleasure, it’s worth checking out some of the city’s famous and best loved pubs and bars while you’re there. Pick up your Easirent hire car from our Glasgow Airport depot and pay one of our top picks a visit.
1. The Scotia
The Scotia was built in 1792 and is the oldest pub in Glasgow. Leave your Easirent hire car at the hotel and pay a visit to this olde worldy pub that is steeped in history. Situated on one of Glasgow’s four original streets, this cosy pub was once full of sailors and prison visitors, and maybe even the odd person on their way to witness a public hanging. Originally next to the Scotia Music Hall, The Scotia was a lively venue that was popular with theatregoers and entertainers alike. Nowadays, The Scotia is home t various resident and non resident bands and has established itself as a very popular live music venue in the heart of Glasgow City Centre.
2. Oran Mor
The Oran Mor was formerly the Kelvinside Parish Church and has since been converted into one of Glasgow’s favourite pub, restaurant, music venue and theatre spaces. With a late license (2am weekdays, 3am weekends) the Oran Mor houses a stunning arched ceiling auditorium and an original Alasdair Gray Mural, which is one of the biggest examples of public artworks in the whole of Scotland. Relax in Oran Mor’s famed Whisky Bar, which also serves a range of wines, beers and spirits. Pop in during the day and enjoy one of the theatre experiences that is performed by A Play a Pie and a Pint theatre group.
3. The Lismore
Situated a short drive in your Easirent hire car from our Glasgow Airport pick up point to The Lismore in Glasgow’s West End. Taking its name from an island in the Hebrides island groups, The Lismore is decorated with beautiful stained glass windows and a dark wood decor. You can expect a welcoming, buzzing atmosphere in this Highland pub; get cosy in one of the pub’s little nooks and crannies and listen to the live folk music, which is performed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays.
Mono is one of Glasgow’s favourite independent music and arts clubs. A regular host to experimental music and arts performances, Mono is also home to a gallery, which is located underneath its stunning domed roof. Whether you’re a vegan or a meat-eater, Mono has something for everyone; pop in and try one of the specialist vegan dishes, or opt for a traditional meat dish – the choice is yours.
5. The Finnieston
A firm favourite with locals and tourists alike, The Finnieston is a quirky two story pub in the hearts of Glasgow City Centre. Specialising in Scottish sourced produce, all of the food in this pub-come-restaurant is made with the freshest ingredients. With wooden beams and cosy snugs, The Finnieston has a fantastic atmosphere and an exensive drinks menu.