You won’t struggle for somewhere to spend your extra pennies during your stay at Euro Hostel Glasgow. Experience everything the city has to offer from an enviable line-up of eateries and shopping destinations, to top notch nightlife. It’s not all haggis and Irn-Bru, that’s for sure!

Places of Interest

Places to drink in Glasgow

From quirky pubs, to funky clubs where the cool kids hang out, Glasgow is full of opportunities for a wee tipple.

For a quirky night you’ll struggle to remember, Hillhead Bookclub is complete with ping-pong, retro computer games and bingo. With 3 floors and 6 bars, Waxy O’Connor’s is a wooded forest of both Irish and Glasweigan indulgences.

For live music, head to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, described by NME as “quite possibly the finest small venue in the world.” In the East End, BrewDog are opening their first Hopworks, a homebrew emporium with an epic bar and beer terrace for those Glasweigan summer sessions.

Places to eat in Glasgow

It's impossible to talk about Glasgow’s food scene without mentioning their burger joints.

Winner of Scotland's Best Burger 2016, Bread Meats Bread has gourmet burgers for meat lovers, veggies and vegans alike. If you've ever referred to yourself as The Dude, while sipping on a White Russian, Lebowskis is a bowling themed homage to the 1998 film with legendary burgers and live music.

For Argentinian steaks or high-stacked burgers, CAU Glasgow will satisfy your meat craving served up in a sleek setting. Others to check out include BRGR Glasgow, and Steak, Cattle & Roll – home to the mammoth burger challenge. Save your pennies by staying with Euro Hostel Glasgow and spend the rest of your budget on these meat-sweats-inducing burger joints.

Places to shop in Glasgow

Glasgow will be any shopaholic’s downfall.

From Argyle Street, to the newly refurbed St Enoch Centre and the upmarket Buchanan Street, Glasgow’s ‘Style Mile’ is irresistible for anyone either after a high-street bargain or designer splurge.

Indoor shopping centres include Princes Square (voted Scotland’s best building), Glasgow Fort, Silverburn and The Forge. Our recommendations aside, you won’t struggle for somewhere to spend your surplus cash during your stay. Check out the Barras (weekend flea market) in the East End for vintage stalls and antiques.

Clubbing in Glasgow

If you’ve come to Glasgow for a dance, your feet may not thank you – but you can thank us later!

Glasgow’s clubbing scene attracts world-renowned DJs, as well as epic bands and raucous sound systems. It doesn’t matter what music genre you’re into, the clubs cover everything from grime, to house, pop and indie. The Flying Duck is a wee, self-proclaimed cheeky subterranean club in the City Centre. Head here for live music and DJ nights, plus cheap drinks every day.

If you believe the smaller the venue the better, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy is for you. They believe that small capacity creates atmospheric musical intimacy. Their offbeat approach includes nights like Weirdo Wednesdays and a drool-worthy Japanese menu. Others to check out are Viper – featuring retro tuck shop and arcade games – the glam, glittery Sugar Cube and warehouse venue SWG3.  

Live Music in Glasgow

From huge, world-renowned stadiums to intimate, bassy bars – the live music scene in Glasgow is amongst the best in Britain.

The SSE Hydro has a capacity of 13,000 and has been filled with acts from Grammy-award winners, to Internationally-acclaimed comedians and sporting events. Unlike the glitz and glamour of the Hydro the famous Sauchiehall Street is steeped in musical history. Listings at venues here are impressive, constantly showcasing some of the best emerging artists and live acts.

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut are the epitome of size isn’t everything. Holding only 300, some of the biggest names in the business graced this small stage in their early days, including Oasis and The Killers. Plus, they serve up their very own King Tut's Lager.

Find out more about live music venues in Glasgow.

Athletes running in the Glasgow Marathon

Glasgow is considered one of the world's top 5 sporting locations

2018 will see the city co-host the European Championships with Berlin, promising a new era of world sport. Glaswegians are no stranger to the sporting accolade though, with the Old Firm Derby regarded as one of the fiercest rivalries in football. Home to Celtic Football Club, Parkhead (or “Paradise” by The Bhoys), is the largest football stadium in Scotland.

One of the most innovative sporting venues in the city is the SSE Hydro. Hosting over 140 events a year, it is considered one of the busiest arenas in the world, alongside huge names such as Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena. Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome (a.k.a. the Emirates Arena) was built in 2014 for the Commonwealth Games and hosted the badminton and track cycling events.

Find out more about sporting venues in Glasgow.

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