Pubs & bars, Child friendly

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DRAM!

232–246 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6ND

Apart from the qualified Whisky Ambassadors that work here, there are over 50 reasons why whisky lovers visit DRAM! Reams of single malts are on the gantry, including the usual suspects but also more unusual tipples, with the Macallan Ruby and Glengoyne…

Hutchesons

158 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1EJ

For years Glasgow waited for life to return to the old Hutcheson Hospital, a glorious 19th-century building in the heart of the Merchant City. Following success with the Butchershop, James Rusk teamed up with the building’s owners The National Trust for…

The Safari Lounge

21 Cadzow Place, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, EH7 5SN

This safari-themed bar is determined to kick against the trend for serving food on planks of wood, and nor do they ride the trend wave for fancy burgers. They deliberately do neither, instead focussing on imaginative bar cooking and snacks. They’re…

The Blackbird

37–39 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LH

Snugly situated where Tollcross teeters into Bruntsfield, the design of this sleek tavern reflects its target market – modern, discreetly affluent and fashionably turned out. Equally welcoming to drinkers and diners, the food is a cut above that offered…

Civerinos Italian Street Food & Pizza Slice Bar

5 Hunter Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1QW

A cunning reverse on the low-quality, high-cost tourist-fodder outlets that tend to prevail on the Royal Mile, the focus of Michele and Olivia Civiera’s venture is on a fusion of age-old family recipes and the simple, tasty fare found in the markets of…

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The Riparian Rooms

7–11 East London Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4BN

Hidden round the corner from the bustling bohemia of Broughton Street, the Riparian Rooms opened their doors at the start of 2015, offering a contemporary spin on Scottish food. This means that the decor is somewhat eclectic, as hunting lodge…

Hemma

75 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

With an eclectic mix of pine and painted tables, comfy sofas and the odd pew, Hemma is welcoming to all, including children and dogs. The venue is equally popular for an after-work rendezvous, a bite to eat with friends and pooches after a walk…

Teuchters

26 William Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NH

With four venues in the same group, Teuchters is the low-key pub edition of the 'Room in …' family. The dog-friendly space makes it a great lazy weekend hangout, with a pint of beer in hand, naturally. The menu features novel 'mugs' that are filled with…

The Espy

62–64 Bath Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15 1HF

Most bars in Edinburgh would give half their beer taps to occupy a spot as unique as the Espy’s, and on a summer’s day this Portobello institution is a destination of choice not just for locals but beachgoers the city over. An old-fashioned kind of a…

The Lioness of Leith

21–25 Duke Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 8HH

Kudos to this old Duke Street boozer turned cocktail bar for a successful revamp in 2013, followed by a steady build-up of excellent word of mouth. Shabby mix-and-match furniture now lines the walls, with vintage Tennent's cans, a glitzy chandelier and…

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VDeep

60 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6DE

The large, cartoonish mural depicting television personality and partner in this hugely popular new ‘craft beer and curry’ bar, Hardeep Singh Kohli, leaves us in no doubt that VDeep has been built on his large personality. To help eliminate any…

The Grumpy Goat

90 Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G3 8PZ

On a quiet street, set back from Kelvingrove Museum, the warm, homely atmosphere means it’s very easy to enjoy spending time here. The food is exceptional. Every dish comes well prepared and beautifully presented. Seafood is a speciality – no surprise…

The 78

10–14 Kelvinhaugh Street, Glasgow, G3 8NU

Like the 78 veggie burger that’s taken years to perfect, this bar’s built up a wide fanbase over time. It’s busy – sometimes very busy – at weekends; step inside and you’ll realise why. With a welcome so friendly you’ll wonder whether you’ve met the…

The Hanging Bat

133 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9AB

Staggered across three levels and decked out in an array of wooden panels, the Hanging Bat feels a bit like entering an extremely popular timber yard. Beer connoisseurs sweat behind the sprawling bar, serving tasters of the many house-brewed taps on…

The Kilderkin

67 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BT

This traditional-looking pub holds treats in store. The atmosphere is welcoming, with comfortable booth seating and walls adorned with album covers of yesteryear, and the in-house playlist is an equally eclectic musical mix. There is a good range of…

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A Room in the West End

26 William Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NH

A Room in the West End sits in the basement of Teuchters bar in Edinburgh’s West End. Benefiting from a recent change to a lighter colour scheme and the installation of new air conditioning, the space feels open and comfortable despite dark…

The Howlin' Wolf

100 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 2EN

Southern America with a dash of the north, Howlin’ Wolf is undoubtedly a go-to bar for the city’s fervent blues lovers yet it also manages to retain a certain Manhattan charm thanks to its black-tiled ceilings and industrial stylings. Patrons can choose…

Mono

12 Kings Court, King Street, Glasgow, G1 5RB

Having shed its coat of staid crustiness, veganism in Glasgow is alive, kicking and proving more than a little bit attractive to omnivores and carnivores alike. There are few places that do it better than Mono: a light, bright layout with interesting…

The Pacific

562 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6RH

For those who appreciate something blissfully different, thankfully there are bars like the Pacific, a fully licensed Tiki hut a mere stroll down Dumbarton Road. Happy to twin the unusual but fantastic combination of food and cocktails famous for their…

The Regent

2 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5DL

It bears repeating annually, The Regent is one of Edinburgh’s most welcoming pubs, in its style, its décor, its staff and its patrons. The corner location enjoys ample natural daylight, on sunny days dappling deep sofas and comfy chairs. The warm colour…

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Joseph Pearce’s

23 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA

One of five independent Swedish pubs dotted across Edinburgh (the others are Boda, Sofi’s, Victoria’s and Hemma), Pearce’s, like the others, continues the owners’ original plan to create pubs where children are welcome. So there are toys, high chairs…

Montpeliers of Bruntsfield

159–161 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DG

Montpeliers is proof that when panache and smiling professionalism are deployed, a restaurant doesn’t have to labour to be revolutionary. There’s nothing specifically unique about this Bruntsfield institution – interiors are de rigueur hipster, the menu…

The Sparkle Horse

16 Dowanhill Street, Glasgow, G11 5QS

In an unassuming street off Dumbarton Road, this could seem at first glance like a regular neighbourhood bar. Open the doors though and warm chatter under twinkling lights draws you into the open bar and raised dining area beyond. Embossed black…

WEST Brewery

Building 4 Templeton Building, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G40 1AW

Like nearby landmark the People’s Palace, WEST Brewery is fast becoming part of the very fabric of Glasgow. The grand Templeton building, where carpets that lined Clyde-built ships were woven, is an ideal setting to savour masterfully prepared food and…

Bar Gumbo

71–77 Byres Road, Glasgow, G11 5HN

Formerly the Common Rooms, Gumbo on Glasgow’s Byres Road is somewhere unique and exciting in the North American food market. Not content to serve up just burgers and fries, Gumbo approaches the American dining experience from below, hitting you with a…