I'm always on the look out for unusual places to go and have a drink, and when it comes to Glasgow, you'll be spoilt for choice.  Check out these unique, eclectic and retro bars on your next trip to Scotland.     

Hummingbird (186 Bath Street, Glasgow City Centre) 

My pick of the bars in Glasgow and, in my humble opinion, one of the best I've ever visited.  Set over 4 floors, Hummingbird encompasses a multitude of different rooms and secret corners to explore.  I'm not going to spoil the surprise, but have a look at their 'rooms' section of their website.  My favourite is the Mezzanine, where you can sip your drink while sitting in a pretty wicker hanging egg chair overlooking the main bar (just don't swing on them or you'll get told off by the bouncers!) 

The Oran Mor  

Gaelic for 'great melody of life' or 'big song', the Oran Mor resides within a beautifully restored church.   There always seems to be something going on here, from cool gigs to Ceilidh nights to a wedding or two.  The auditorium is absolutely gorgeous and well worth a visit.  Remember to look up! 

The Tiki Bar and Kitsch Inn  (214 Bath Street)

The Tiki bar has a killer cocktail menu, with the cocktails served in kitsch pineapple or tiki-style mugs, shell bowls and even suitcases; perfect for Instagram selfies. The Volcano is well worth £20 by the way because it's HUGE, and it comes out with fire on top. Nuff said.

The food in the Kitsch Inn is amazing and starts from only £8, which includes a dessert and starter.  Rockabilly aficionados: this is a must-visit!


The most vintage of vintage, Sloans has a history dating back to its first incarnation as a coffee house back in 1797. This Grade A listed building still retains many original features.  It's a bit of a hidden gem, tucked away down an alleyway, but well worth finding.  The feeling of history, past conversations, loves, breakups and bygone friendships are tangible in the air.  

Sit in this pub and just reflect on how many lives it's seen pass through its walls.  If buildings could talk!