There are nearly 600,000 people living in Glasgow and that means two things. Firstly, it’s one of the liveliest cities in the UK, with a nightlife that reflects its size. Secondly, it means there is always someone around looking to get laid. Glasgow hookups are all but a sure thing, as long as you know where to find them.
We don’t want to come off as naive. We know it’s not always easy to get laid in Glasgow. So many of the bars here are dull or half-empty. Meanwhile, for every decent hookup app on the market, there are a dozen just ripping you off. In a city with so many willing singles, it can be a frustrating place to strikeout.
There’s no reason you should ever have to. Whether you’re in the West End or out in Easterhouse, someone’s always up for a shag (this isn’t Mugdock). To help you figure out where all the sexy singles are hanging out, we did the research. Thanks to some local help, we compiled the following list of the best Glasgow hookup bars, sites, and apps.
With this list, you should be equipped to make every night out a great one. Comment below to let us know if we’ve left any of your favorite options off the list.
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Our favorite spots to find Glasgow hookups
Is a night out ever truly complete if you’re going home alone? If you say no, you’ll want to keep this list of the best Glasgow hookup sites, bars, and apps handy.
Missoula Glasgow has been one of the best spots to find hookups in Glasgow
We generally avoid the chain bars as they tend to cater to clueless tourists and amateur drinkers. But we have to admit, Missoula over in Merchant City has won us over. The bar has an elegant design: comfortable without the scuzz of a local or the generic vibes of a pub. It’s also got a pretty decent food menu if you’re looking for a bite.
Of course, the main draw for us is the evening hours when the crowds get younger and sexier. Missoula gets people on the dance floor every weekend with a mix of DJs and party nights. It doesn’t quite have the raw sexual energy of a dance club, but it’s still a surprisingly fun night out. Give it a try; you might just add it to your regular rotation for hookups in Glasgow.
AFF is Glasgow's best hookup app (try it free)
We’re very open about our enjoyment of hookup sites and apps. What’s not to enjoy? Like-minded people finding each other for some casual fun without any baggage. It’s why the internet was invented. In fact, in the early days of the web, one site was the first to realize the potential. Now, that site has been the most established hookup site for over a decade.
We've tried out over 100 different hookup apps as part of our annual review and AFF has been the best hookup app in Glasgow for a while now. This is especially true for guys.
Tinder is still really popular but it's not that great for men. It's full of women just looking for attention without a ton of hookups actually going on. AFF is the opposite. The women are much more interested in actually meeting up and it's still extremely popular in Glasgow (with over 60 million active members total).
Too many hookups begin online now for you to avoid it any longer. Give their free trial a chance below and start getting some real results.
The best Glasgow pickup bars we've tried
Her's our selection of the best bars in the city. Enjoy your weekend, find amazing hookups in Glasgow, and don't forget to email us with your results.
Riding Room is a trip
Are you looking for something a little different while trying out some new ways to get laid tonight? Maybe something a wee naughty but very sexy? Well, before you do that, head to the Riding Room on Virginia Street (the Joint on the Corner). Glasgow’s premier cabaret and burlesque bar also mixes fantastic drinks that put patrons in the right mood.
Every night of the week, there’s something entertaining going on at the Riding Room. If burlesque and cabaret aren’t your things, there’s always magic shows (you freak). If you’re looking for a drink with a real kick, they even serve absinthe. It’s always a great night out at the Riding Room, and a better night in once you leave.
Bilberry Cocktail Bar has the right mix of style and sophistication
Over at the Lorne Hotel in Finnieston, Bilberry Cocktail Bar is making sure Glaswegians drink with style. Plush, velvet chairs and subdued lighting creates the perfect lounge atmosphere for a quiet, intimate night of cocktails and conversation. With a stocked bar full of liquors from around the world, this is a bar for locals and visitors alike.
Bilberry’s mix of classic and original cocktails, as well as their extensive wine list, make for a drinker’s nirvana. At the same time, the sensual backdrop turns every date or sexy encounter into a thrilling rendezvous. We can’t think of a sexier room for talking to hot locals and getting laid in Glasgow.
Blue Dog keeps the party going late
It's not always easy to find places where you can get an excellent cocktail, enjoy good music and find great Glasgow hookups. Sure, there are plenty of music venues, but the drink selection is usually subpar or overpriced.
Designed around the New York piano bar aesthetic, Blue Dog is here to soundtrack your night out. With cool jazz playing in the air and exquisitely crafted cocktails in hand, this bar will make your date hot. Of all the Glasgow hookup bars, few can claim to be this hip or chilled out. This is how a night out in Glasgow should always feel.
The best clubs for finding hookups in Glasgow
We stand by our favorite sites and bars up above, but we also know variety is the spice of life. If you’re never satisfied with the regularity of your Glasgow hookups, consider these nightclubs to keep you busy.
Nice N Sleazy is really…. nice and sleazy
This is a classic nightclub. The lights are bright, the music is loud and everybody is busy moving or eating (yes, the food is really that good).
What else could you wish for? The ladies…Well, the venue is stacked with them. Oh yeah, and booze. Get ready to dance, and remember to show up early. The club is always busy and you might wait for hours on the weekends to find a good hookup spot.
Cathouse - Glasgow's #1 Rock Club Since 1990
If you’re in Union Street, stop in at Cathouse. It is simply a great place to grab a drink, dance with a hottie, and watch some of the hottest Scottish Rock and Metal bands play live.
The atmosphere is lively, the place is packed, the crowd is fun and the staff is super friendly. What else can you be looking for?
Best places to meet sexy Glasgow girls during the day
Despite my standout success in online dating, I still go out and do daygame from time to time. First, because I'm a morning introvert (don't be fooled by my results, I'm laid-back all the way). And second, because I believe approaching girls in public is the "best" way to build true confidence.
If you agree with me, and still in the city, then you may find some of the best hookups in Glasgow lurking around these places during the day...
The Steamie Café is sexy in the daytime
Sometimes you need to take a break from the alcohol. No one is more surprised to see us say that than ourselves, but it’s true. Hitting up the bar is always a good time, but it’s nice to slow things down with a hot drink. An afternoon in the coffee house is a great way to clean out the system and maybe even meet someone.
The Steamie Café on Argyle Street in the West End is our personal favorite spot for a fine espresso drink. It’s the kind of locale you can hang in all day without feeling like a squatter. They have a nice menu (with vegan options, if that’s your taste) and regular patrons. Put down the pint, pick up a mug and maybe get a number or two.
Locavore is a different kind of (non-)meat market
The grocery store: a necessity, a chore and an hour out of your day. Going to your local grocer is rarely thought of as a fun outing. It’s the place where you do your errands and get out as soon as you can. Maybe it’s time to think of it differently. After all, the grocery store also happens to be a social hub.
Whenever we go to Locavore on Victoria Road (we like healthy food, believe it or not), we dress up. No, we don’t mean wearing a suit, but we do mean dressing to impress. Your local grocery store is always filled with pretty hens. Why waste an opportunity to get acquainted with someone new? Keep your eyes open; Glasgow hookups can start anywhere.
Other great spots to get laid in Glasgow
Even if you're tired or don't have much time in the city, you can always use Tinder to get laid in Glasgow
Glasgow hookups are pretty common on Tinder if you're fairly attractive
Is there anything we can say about Tinder that will be news to you? Odds are better than great that you’ve already tried this app. Any of you at the University of Glasgow or the Royal Conservatoire are likely swiping through profiles right now. In terms of Glasgow hookup apps, there aren’t any that could claim to have Tinder’s cultural saturation. Being well-known isn’t the same as being effective, though.
Tinder is simple, popular and has been downloaded by essentially every Millennial and Gen Zer in the world. For a certain segment of our readers, Tinder is absolutely the best hookup app. For one thing, it has the most attractive users of any app or site. It’s also the app on which you’ll find the most people in their 20s searching for flings.
For those reasons, Tinder is amazing if you also happen to be really attractive and younger than 29. The only guys who get much attention on this app are the absolute best-looking ones. Which is to say, if you can’t compete in the top 15% of men on this app, you’ll be disappointed. One unflattering picture and the women are going to swipe right by you.
Speaking of the women on Tinder, they are blazing hot. The hens in the top 50% of looks get the most attention, though almost all ladies at least get matches. For the absolute sexiest women on Tinder, the app is essentially nothing more than a compliment machine. They rarely even bother to respond to matches or send a first message.
The creators of Tinder know what their app is best used for, but they’re looking to expand the brand. They’ve been trying to move more towards emphasizing the dating aspect of the app. That’s all well and fine, but for the hottest among us, Tinder remains the best bet for Glasgow hookups.
Map of all the best options to find hookups we covered
If you really want to get the best results finding a hookup in Glasgow you need to be smart about how you're spending your time. One of the best ways to improve your results is by checking out multiple different venues each night in order to find which spot is really popular on that particular night. We've put our recommendations into the map below that will help make a plan:
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