Glasgow city guides

Where to go for cocktails in Glasgow.


Dylan Mitchell

Glasgow is a stunning city that’s steeped in cultural heritage and beautiful scenery. It’s also home to a bustling nightlife with a wealth of options available for you to eat and drink. Whether you’re getting merry with friends or you’re planning a romantic date night, you’ll no doubt want to sample some of the best cocktail bars in Glasgow. Fortunately, at tastecard, we love cocktails too, so here’s a list of the best places for a cocktail in Glasgow!

Best cocktails in Glasgow.

At tastecard, we love exploring Glasgow, taking in the sights and sounds, and sampling the local food. Whenever we do eat out in the city, we make sure we check our latest lunch deals in Glasgow for big savings. You can also find discounts on food at the best cocktail bars in Glasgow - so what are you waiting for? Check out our list of the best cocktails in Glasgow:

  • Cafe Antipasti
  • Cubatas
  • Derby Lane
  • Barca Tapas & Cava Bar
  • Bath Street Palomino
  • Zizzi Glasgow West End
Cafe Antipasti Cocktail Glasgow

Cafe Antipasti.

As if Cafe Antipasti wasn’t enticing enough with its fabulous food, they also serve delicious cocktails that dazzle and delight. All of their choices are reasonably priced with a diverse choice on offer, including the Strawberry Collins, which is made up of gin, lime juice, sugar syrup and strawberry purée. Cafe Antipasti also has classic choices like an Espresso Martini, Cosmopolitan and Bellini, but we recommend trying the Pink Elderflower Fizz – a divine mix of pink gin and elderflower topped up with prosecco.

You can get 2 for 1 on your food order at Cafe Antipasti all week, except Friday and Saturday evenings.


Cubatas is a delightful spot for a bite to eat with friends or for a romantic date night. You can treat your tastebuds with some lovely Spanish tapas, but you should top off the meal with delicious cocktails full of flavour. This Mediterranean delight offers classic cocktails such as a Mojito, an Old Fashioned, and a Strawberry Daiquiri. However, they also have their own offering called the Cubatas, which contains vodka, passoa, lychee juice, and cranberry juice – lovely!

You can get 2 for 1 on your food order at Cubatas all week, except Friday and Saturday evenings.


Derby Lane Food and Drinks Glasgow

Derby Lane.

For a beautiful bit of British, you can’t go wrong with Derby Lane on Argyle Street. This fabulous establishment serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon teas, dinner and a bunch of unique cocktails – which is what we’re here for! Your eyes will light up when you see the amount of cocktails Derby Lane has on their menu, and they’re all well-priced too. Will you opt for a Flat White Martini (Courvoisier, Koskenkorva coffee, liquid oats honey and vanilla, cold brew) or are you more interested in the Derby Zombie (Dead Man’s Fingers Triple Mix, Wray & Nephew, falernum, bitters, lime, pineapple, and grapefruit)?

Fancy a bite to eat while you’re there? You can save 50% on your food bill with a tastecard membership at Derby Lane.

Barca Tapas Glasgow

Barca Tapas and Cava Bar.

If you find yourself in the heart of Glasgow, Barca Tapas & Cava Bar offers a unique dining experience. You can savour the flavours of authentic Spanish tapas and even dine on one of the terraces, enjoying the atmosphere of Princes Square. As well as delightful tapas, Barca Tapas & Cava Bar offers a range of delicious and fruity cocktails. These famous drinks are all prepared using premium brands by their expert bartenders.

Plus, your tastecard membership will get you 25% off food AND drinks. What more could you ask for? If the text contains a hyperlink, highlight the link and press the 'U' underline button on the top row above.

Bath Street Palomino Glasgow Drinks

Bath Street Palomino.

The penultimate stop on our journey around the best cocktails in Glasgow takes us to Bath Street Palomino. It’s ideally located in a vibrant area of the city, and has built itself a fine reputation as the place to be when dining and drinking in Glasgow. This modern establishment is an ideal place to unwind with some tasty cocktails, and its menu has a great selection. Bath Street Palomino has a ‘Bartender Classics’ offer every day of the week for just £4.95. Choose from a Mai Tai, Sidecar, Long Island Iced Tea, French Martini, Cosmopolitan, White Russian, or a Tom Collins.

With a tastecard membership, you can make a 2 for 1 saving on your food bill all week, excluding Friday and Saturday evenings.

Zizzi Food and Drinks

Zizzi Glasgow West End.

If you’re in the West End of Glasgow for a big show at the theatre, you’ll no doubt want a bite to eat and something tasty to wash it down. Well, at Zizzi you can do just that! We’re willing to bet that you didn’t think of tasty cocktails at a place like Zizzi, but their offering is fantastic. New on the menu is the Grey Goose Berry Lemonade, which features Grey Goose L’Original vodka, strawberry, and Sanpellegrino Limonata, adding a delicious lemon zesty touch. There’s also the White Peach & Pineapple Spritz, which includes Aluna white peach and pomelo liqueur with roasted pineapple soda. There are a wide variety of choices that cater to all kinds of tastes, so consider Zizzi on your journey looking for the best cocktails in Glasgow.

Also, did you know that with a tastecard membership, you can get a 2 for 1 saving on your food bill here? Meaning you’ll have cash left over to splash on cocktails!

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Start saving with tastecard.

Now you know the best cocktails in Glasgow, try tastecard and start saving money. With our discount card, you can enjoy fantastic restaurant deals like 2 for 1 or 25% off the total bill, cinema ticket savings, and discounts on days out. It’s perfect for people who love to dine out and enjoy tourist attractions together.