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9 Of The Best Places In Glasgow To Watch The Football This Summer

By Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd

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Beer and footy on the big screen are back!

The long-awaited Euros are coming this summer and we can’t wait to hit up the pubs and enjoy the rowdy atmosphere once again. It has been a while! With the sun shining and newfound freedom, things are getting booked up ASAP, however, we’re here to lend a hand in planning your football outings. Check out our round-up of the best places to watch the Euros in Glasgow for the next four weeks.

1. Brel

Head down to Ashton Lane, where Brel has a selection of TVs located around their venue both inside and outside. The bar, which boasts a conservatory, mezzanine, garden and fire pit, will be showing a variety of the Euros games and currently still has some availability for some of Scotland’s games for you to book. Wherever you’re sat in Brel you can watch the game, sip on plenty of beers and cocktails and even tuck into a gooey cheese fondue.

Brel, Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ

2. Glasgow Beer Works

With Scotland having qualified for this year’s Euros (the last time being 1996) and playing some matches on home turf, there’s a real buzz in the city and it seems Glasgow Beer Works are on the Euros hype. The brewers have got their beer garden set up with three 50″ screens in the middle and they’ll be showing the games from the tournament from start to finish, kicking off with Turkey versus Italy on June 11. Glasgow Beer Works will not only be serving up beer but also plenty of cocktails, burritos, burgers from Rafa’s Diner. Walk-ins are available on a first come, first serve bais but to confirm your spot book on their website.

Glasgow Beer Works Ltd, Block 23, Unit 2, Queenslie Industrial Estate, G33 4JJ

3. Bier Halle

One of Glasgow’s thriving venues Bier Halle, off of Buchanan Street, frequently screens live sports and for the Euros they’ll be accommodating footy fans with two extra big screens indoors. Bookings are now open for the rest of the Euros, too, so you can snap up a table ready for the matches, but remember to select ‘Main Bar’ as that’s where the screens are at. Enjoy cold beers, steins and pitchers, as well as 2-4-1 pizzas, chicken schnitzel sticks, bratwurst and more. For all games, Bier Halle requests you book a two-hour slot from the kick off time due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Bier Halle, 9 Gordon Street, G1 3PL

4. SWG3

Arts and events space SWG3 has teamed up with football website Open Goal to celebrate the summer football season, showing the Euros 2020 tournament on giant screens across their expansive beer garden. Alongside their usual fully-stocked bar, all the usual Ronnie’s Bar & Bike Shop food vendors will be there to keep you fed throughout the day and night whilst you watch the Euros. Choose from the likes of The Fry Guys’ super-addictive loaded fries, wood-fired pizza by Nomad Pizza, Japanese-twist food from new residents Yādo, and chicken katsu bunbuns from Glasgow’s beloved restaurant, Five March, new venture there.

SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, G3 8QG

5. Chinaski’s

Get yourself down to Charing Cross quick and you might be able to nab a spot at Chinaski’s terrace and beer garden to watch the Euros. This bar and restaurant inspired by Charles Bukowski’s literary alter ego will be serving up ice cold pints of Tennent’s and the bonus being that walk-ins are available. Plus, you’re sorted in case the beautiful weather doesn’t hold out for all of the tournament as Chinaski’s has a canopy over the main beer garden.

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Chinaski’s, 239 North Street, G3 7DL

6. Platform

Platform is known for serving up food and drink and hosting events under their signature railway arches on Argyle Street, and now it’s bringing us coverage of the Euros. The street food market will have their big screens in place for all the big matches, including the Big Yin that is Scotland versus England on June 18. And even if the score may not be what you’re looking for, you can always get stuck into their selection of street food, from chicken katsu bao buns and Korean fried cauliflower to fresh focaccia and ricotta gnocchi, plus sensational small plates like Padron peppers, fish tacos, honey maple ribs and buttermilk chicken burgers.

Platform, 253 Argyle Street, G2 8DL

7. Bar 91

Another gem in the Merchant City where you watch the Euros at is Bar 91. There’s nothing quite like a pint of beer and beautiful burger in hand whilst watching the football and luckily this bar and restaurant has got us covered. You can munch on burgers and fries over free kicks as they are taking bookings to watch the tournament via their website.  Bar 91 has got the projector and an extra TV all set up ready to screen some nail-biting matches.

Bar 91, 91 Candleriggs, G1 1NP

8. Curler’s Rest

A traditional pub found on busy Byres Road, Curler’s Rest serves up cold pints with plenty of space to watch the footy – and they’re screening the Euros matches this summer. Considered to be one of the oldest pubs on this Glasgow road, guests can expect tons of beers on tap, as well as pub grub and a proper pub atmosphere, no matter who you’re supporting or which team you got in the work sweepstake.

Curler’s Rest, 256-260 Byres Road, G12 8SH

9. BAaD

Who’d have thought a museum could be transformed into an amazing dining, and football viewing, venue? Barras Art and Design Centre (BAaD) is bringing football home and will be screening games on their big screen inside and multiple screens outdoor round the backyard, including their private container pods. All of the matches are now bookable and fans can enjoy one of BAaD’s pizza and pints ticketed deals for the Scotland games.

Barras Art and Design, 54 Calton Entry, G40 2SB

Read more: This Glasgow Pizza Restaurant Is Giving Away Free Slices To Footy Fans During The Euros