Glasgow’s Favourite Student Hideouts

July 30, 2013 at 2:18 am
Glasgow city. Photo: iWannaGo.co

Glasgow city. Photo: iWannaGo.co

With over 700 pubs and bars to choose from, Glasgow’s bar hopping opportunities are endless. Choices range from 100 foot long bars, basement clubs, converted churches and riverboats. Posse Brand Ambassador and University Student Carmen Dutu, gives us the inside scoop of some of the best venues in Glasgow that cater for students via special deals and rosters that mimic annual University calendars. 

The Grosvenor

The Grosvenor. Photo: facebook.com/GrosvenorCafe

The Grosvenor. Photo: facebook.com/GrosvenorCafe

Cinema, Cafe & Bar. It’s got absolutely everything for absolutely everyone. Worth keeping an eye on their events, as they are always interesting and innovative.

Qudos

Cheesy Pop nights at Qudos. Photo: Peter Johnston's Flicker.

Cheesy Pop nights at Qudos. Photo: Peter Johnston’s Flicker.

This is QMU’s main bar. I’ve been here a few times, either at conferences or at random parties. Cheap beer, good times. Tailored to please students.

O2 ABC

O2abc on a Friday night hosts Propaganda, an indie club night. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickpickles/

O2abc on a Friday night hosts Propaganda, an indie club night. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickpickles/

Incredible venue. Well organised and drinks are surprisingly cheap. Friday’s are especially awesome, Propaganda being one of the greatest indie & alternative parties I’ve ever been to.

Nice N Sleazy

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgkw/

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgkw/

Great atmosphere comes with great clientele: groovy & artsy & friendly.

The Garage

The Garage getting ready for a tequila party. Photo: The Garage Facebook.

The Garage getting ready for a tequila party. Photo: The Garage Facebook.

Open 365 nights a year and famous for how much students seem to love it. Even one of my lecturers recommended it as a ‘reward for when you actually make some progress with your essays’.

The Art School

One of many rooms at The Art School Union. Photo: http://www.designmynight.com/

One of many rooms at The Art School Union. Photo: http://www.designmynight.com/

So many events and lots of great gigs. Some are actually free, so this is a great place to start taking advantage of Glasgow’s vibrant music scene.

The Faktory

Faktory's beer garden. Photo: facebook.com/thefaktorywestend

Faktory’s beer garden. Photo: facebook.com/thefaktorywestend

The amount of special offers is overwhelming. In a very good way. And Thursday nights are great, particularly for students.

Sub Club

sub club

Behind the bar at Sub Club. Photo: facebook.com/subclub

For those who love electronic music, this is definitely the place to be.