St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, so it is obviously mandatory to celebrate it in an Irish pub with a pint of Guinness in hand. Everything will be decked in green, people will be singing and dancing and Irish culture and music will be wholesomely filling the rooms. So, we’ve summoned up a list for you to check out the very best Irish pubs in Glasgow.
1. Kitty O’Shea’s
15 Waterloo Street, G2 6AY
500 Great Western Rd Glasgow, G12 8EN
Kitty O’Shea’s is a proper welcoming pub with woody Irish décor and, of course, plenty of Guinness. On top of cosy nooks, the walls have been graced with reclaimed tenement shutters. With two Glasgow spots, one in the city centre, and another in the West End, Kitty’s is convenient for those who want to have a choice between Merchant City and the West End. Moreover, the city centre spot has 11 beers on tap to appease all the beer enthusiasts out there, and a whiskey bar for those looking for a decent Scotch to sip on. The food menu consists of pub classics, such as freshly baked pizzas from their pizza oven, burgers, hot dogs and hot sandwiches to satisfy all the cravings.
2. Waxy O’Connor’s
44 West George Street, G2 1DH
Waxy’s is the place to be when it comes to Irish pubs in Glasgow. Spread out over three floors with a whopping six bars linked with what could be described as labyrinths of staircases, Waxy O’Connor’s is a place like you’ve most likely never seen before. Wooden forest-inspired ornaments, the carpentry and church-like décor with stained glass and stone brick backdrops are worth the visit alone, but the fact it’s an Irish bar is even better. The menu is also full of hearty dishes like chicken and bacon pot pie, steak, haggis and Irish stew to keep you warm.
3. O’Neill’s Merchant Square
71-73 Albion Street, G1 1NY
O’Neill’s is the largest Irish pub in the Irish quarter of the Merchant city. Guests can watch all the live sports with the biggest bar screen in all of Glasgow with a Guinness in hand, as well as celebrate anything and everything with their pals. What is more, O’Neill’s offers live entertainment throughout the week, so you will have a great time no matter what. It’s a place where one can enjoy a quieter pint during the day, or dance the night away in the truest Irish fashion. What is more, there is a pub quiz every Thursday at 7:30pm with prizes to be won by the first and second place and the best team name! And that’s not all, to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, the pub is giving a free pint to all Patricks and Patricias out there between Monday, March 13 and Thursday, March 16.
4. Jinty McGuinty’s
21-29 Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ
We love Ashton Lane, and Jinty McGuinty’s is a cracking wee spot. The bar is not only a proper Irish pub, but also not as expensive as the rest of the street. A relaxed atmosphere that’s cosy within while boasting outdoor seating to accommodate all weather. As with the rest of the Irish pubs on this list, expect plenty of live music and decently priced food and drinks.