Once most famous for its ghettos and violence - Glasgow Kiss became the universal term for a head butt - Scotland's second city is now one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe. The city has been reborn as a centre of style and vitality, made more alluring by its backdrop of grand Victorian architecture.

Glasgow bars: the good, the great and the Buckfast

Glasgow may get a bit chilly, but the weather won’t stop a place like this. With a buzzing live music scene, fabulous bars and a host of quintessential, traditional pubs, Glasgow is a place that’s meant to be enjoyed. So, head to this Scottish heartland, grab a pint in a pub and maybe even try a swig of the fabled Buckfast for a night-out you will never forget.

As the world’s first ever UNESCO city of music, Glasgow is the UK’s secret music capital. With a music scene to rival any of the large English cities, it truly lives and breathes music. So, head to the 12,000 seat SSE Hydro and see one of the world’s most famous stars, or if the outdoors is more your thing, Bellahouston Park for a summer session. To see a host of rising stars then King Tuts is the place for you. Regarded as one of the best live music venues in the country.

From classy cocktails to cheap and cheerful drinks deals, Glasgow has something to suit any night. From Boudoir for a glass of wine overlooking a charming courtyard, to Innis and Gunn for an onsite brewery. Enjoy a drink under the twinkling lights of Ashton Lane at the Grosvenor café.

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