Words: Rachel Aitken
It’s here. It happened. After a term filled with a cajoling and badgering, Buzz digital editor Rachel finally got the team to take a wee trip over to the land of traffic cone headwear and buildings shaped like armadillos: Glasgow. The Buzz team followed her round the best bars of Glasgow, and whilst unfortunately, this time, we do not have a wonderful video to show you of our antics, we do have a list of amazing bars everyone should try out when they’re across in the beautiful, always at least 5 degrees warmer, city.
The Howlin’ Wolf
100 Bath Street
The Howlin’ Wolf is one of many low-level bars situated along the length of Bath Street. Running from Buchanan Street to Charing Cross, Bath Street is known for it’s fantastic nightlife, and the The Howlin’ Wolf is one of the best lining the street. With beautiful, twinkling fairy lights, it’s a place of instagrammable beauty. With intriguing cocktails, the drink list makes a hit as well. And a massive plus goes to the bar staff who ran out to get mint instantly, when one of the team asked for a mojito. But believe me, it was definitely worth the wait.
203-205 Bath Street
Slightly further along Bath Street, lies another low-level bar: Slouch. As you could expect from the name, comfortable couches make an appearance here, a fact one of our team will certainly never forget, after she lost her phone inside the couch. However, another set of bartenders were again quick to the rescue: apparently, this was the not the first occurrence of such an event. More exciting cocktails followed, along with some wonderful food (the pizzas especially). Try the Earth Rocker cocktail; it’s phenomenal.
427 Sauchiehall Street
A quick jump up onto Sauchiehall Street, and you’ll find yourself at Broadcast, an unassuming bar from the outside: they don’t even have a sign announcing their presence. But Glaswegians are fully aware of it’s presence, and of the £3.95 white russians you can drink from Sunday to Wednesday. You HAVE to try the Mint Chocolate Chip one, it is amazing and tastes just like the ice cream. Which is the best flavour of ice cream, no matter what anyone else tries to claim.
373 Sauchiehall Street
Mango is THE place in Glasgow at the moment, at least in my eyes. It’s AMAZING. And there’s simply no other word for it. A Latin American themed cocktail bar (and occasional nightclub) it is a haven for anyone who likes to dance on a Saturday night. The happiest place you will ever find yourself, is with a Banana Mama, dancing to Michel Teló’s ‘Ai Se Eu Te Pego’ or Don Omar’s ‘Danza Kuduro’ at the weekend. What’s even better (if that’s even possible) is their £3.50 huge cocktails during the week. Scrumptious!
These are just a few of the places on offer around Glasgow, go try them out and have the time of your life in the wondrous city! And if you see Rachel dancing in Mango on Saturday, tell her to go home and write her dissertation.