Across the city of Glasgow, pubs and bars are re-opening, but we all know that the best place to drink is a rooftop bar. So here are our picks for the best 6 rooftop bars you need to visit this summer!

The Corinthian

191 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1DA

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The Corinthian Club is based in one of the most impressive grade A buildings in Glasgow, with 5 beautiful floors. During the winter months, it is lovely to enjoy a meal under their 26-foot glass dome, but in the summer, their rooftop bar opens up. There is nothing better than enjoying a drink with a view, except maybe one of their brunches.

29 Private Members Club

29 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AJ

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Almost ten years ago, Glasgow welcomed the Private members clubs new rooftop bar into the city, which is open every day of the week. They have a variety of seating available, including private areas and gazeboes. You can choose from a selection of premium drinks, and since Moet and Chandon invested in the bar, it is no surprise that the champagne brand is also on the menu.


239 North St, Glasgow G3 7DL

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This British pub has it all, from lunch and dinner to snacks and drinks. They even have a selection of food suitable for vegans and vegetarians. But one of the true highlights of this pub is that they have an outdoor terrace area where you can enjoy your drinks. Chinaskis has a great atmosphere whatever the time of day, from friendly to cosy, and is at the centre of the city.

Red Sky Bar

25 Tunnel St, Glasgow G3 8HL

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Based at the top of the Radisson Red hotel is the Red Sky Bar, which offers stunning views of Glasgow. They serve a selection of food, including halloumi fries and flatbreads, as well as a range of cocktails. This includes their signature cocktail, Red Sky @ Night, which is made with gin, elderflower, gomme, lemon and cranberry!

Record Factory

17 Byres Rd, Partick, Glasgow G11 5RD

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The Record Factory is an old fashioned rock n roll pub in Glasgow, but they also have a rooftop terrace where you can relax with your drinks. Plus, during the summer they also put on regular BBQ’s as well as an outdoor stage for live music!

Jinty McGinty’s

29 Ashton Ln, Hillhead, Glasgow G12 8SJ

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Despite being a long way from Ireland, Jinty McGinty’s is a traditional Irish Pub on the outskirts of Glasgow. They have regular live music, and if a classic pint is what you’re after, then it’s the perfect place for you. What makes it better is that they also have a terrace you can sit out and enjoy your drinks on. Perfect for the warmer summer months.

Last Updated on September 26, 2022