Updated: Oct 27, 2019
January is finally here, refreshers is upon us. However, the festive period has left us (and our bank balances) a little broken. In this edition of the blog, we are going to run through 4 places in Glasgow where you can eat, drink ad enjoy the hustle and bustle of refreshers week without breaking the bank.
Venue #1 – Mango
Mango is a Latin-American themed bar/club and is located on Sauchiehall Street meaning it isn’t a far walk from the midst of the city centre. From midweek cocktail deals to weeks jam-packed with events Mango is definitely a location not to be missed.
Every Wednesday Mango hosts an Open Mic night with free entry. This would be a perfect opportunity to sample their amazing menu with Burgers for only £8 whilst scoping out the best of the local music scene – definitely a lot to offer.
Thursday is host to the Mango Quiz night from 8pm offering great prizes to be won and free team entry. Once you have reigned victorious at the quiz, you can continue the celebrations with the Latin Connection night from 10p which includes a variety of music from Reggaeton, RnB, Hip Hop and Latin Urban. It is free entry, but most importantly shots come in at a pretty nifty £1.50.
Ganas #Noromantic Friday is Mangos new club night. It promises a brilliant night and definitely doesn’t do things by halves. From confetti cannons to Doritos giveaways, this night is a must!
The weekend is no different from Tropicante Saturdays and Salsa Sundays it is clear that Mango’s is a night not to be missed on any day of the week.
Instagram - @glasgowmango
Venue #2 –Tingle
Tingle is located just off Buchanan Street and is the prefect location for all students. The venue prides itself on being the best place to pre drink in Glasgow and offers £1.50 shots, £1 vodka and £2 beers, it is definitely not to be sniffed at.
Not only does it offer brilliant drink offers but if you and your friend spend £5 each, they will ensure you both get a free pizza, not between you, but one pizza each...FOR FREE!! This deal is valid everyday for a minimum of 2 people and it valid until 8.30pm. How can you pass on that?
As well as free pizza the venue has an extensive shooter menu, and with being a shooter bar this is to be expected. However, Tingle raises the bar. Here are descriptions of just some of the shots on offer;
Bushtucker Trial – Tequila Gold with a real Mezcal Worm
Mad Scientist – Absinthe, Sambuca, Tequila & Tabasco Sauce
Disco Inferno – Chilli Vodka, Red Aftershock &Hot Sauce
Crazy Scotsman – Buckfast Tonic & Scotch Whiskey
Baby Zombie – White Rum, Absinthe & Mango Sourz
Is it clear that for a night out filled with chaos and free food, Tingle is the place for you!
Instagram - @tinglebar
Venue #3 – Max’s Bar
Venue #4 – Firewater
Last but by no means least Firewater is a firm favourite in Glasgow and when you go, it is no surprise as to why. With a clear focus on good, real music the venue is filled with posters of legendary bands and singers and offers a real quirky vibe.
However, for people that have been before we know that despite the lovely quirky vibe it offers something much, much more. Yes, that’s right you’ve got it, 89p spirit and mixers. You heard me right, 89 PENCE for a vodka lemonade…. Can you believe it?
From weekly quiz nights to the infamous Firewater Thursday night this place is ensured to get you dancing the night away meanwhile meeting some lovely people.
With frequent free food offers and giveaways from winners of the quiz night getting free gig tickets it isn’t any wonder why the people of Glasgow love it so much.
Despite it all this being wonderful for a night out, during the day it is a brilliant venue in which to pop in for lunch and watch the football. With all food made in house it is all of very high standard and all for a great price and a great venue.
Instagram - @firewater_glasgow
As you can tell from these venues, it is clear that Glasgow is the perfect city in which to spend refreshers, if you give these a go you are ensured to have a brilliant week and still have money in the bank by the end of it all.
Of course, this is to use as a rough guide, there a hundreds more hidden gems just like these all around the city.