Social Glasgow is a Royal Exchange Square institution, and is proud to sit nestled amongst a selection of great shops, cafes, bars & restaurants. Its name lends itself to exactly what we love to do here, meet friends old and new, and socialise!Put The Social Glasgow on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Glasgow sightseeing planner.
At night, the square is transformed into a bustling location for clubbers and people out to have a good time. We are right there in the middle of it all, under the thousands of glittering fairy lights. The lights dim, the music fills the space with everything from soulful house to funk and chart, and the cocktails begin to stack on the bar.
The Social is proud participants in the Glasgow Best Bar None award scheme and has been awarded the Gold award.
You can check in this section to see what special events we have planned, what is on each night including our DJs, and of course what cocktails and drinks are on offer.
The Social Glasgow Reviews
Our flights to Prague got cancelled 12 hours before we were meant to leave! Social accommodated us and the service from Karagh was outstanding! Very attentive and on the ball!!! Social treated us to.... more »
Great food ,good price points and a great choice something for everyone....all age groups even better cocktails and husband well happy crorona on draft 🍺and lovely service everyone was very helpful..... more »
Met up with 4 friends (we all met as nurses in the 1960s!)for lunch and cocktails on 21st August. This was my first visit but won’t be my last. Staff friendly and knowledgeable about menu and drinks. There is a wait for food but as it is freshly prepared and we were all served at the same time it definitely is not a problem. If your in a hurry there are plenty of fast food places but we were in no rush. We all opted for Mac n Cheese served with garlic bread. Delicious as were the cocktails. Great place as so central. I will definitely be back.
I used to go in The Social very often during my student years. The service was always horrible, but the location is great, so I kept on going there for years. Until I got kids. Now, could someone please reply to this: It is second weekend that I try to sit OUTSIDE in the afternoon (around 5pm) with my kids. Twice I am refused seating OUTSIDE, although we are 5 adults and 2 kids and the second time we wanted to sit in the quiet area OUTSIDE across the path. The explanation of your employees is that we cannot sit with the kids, because this is a late night venue serving alcohol and the kids are allowed only if all of the adults purchase full main meal!!!! Once again, we were there around 5pm in the afternoon. I understand that you have the right to refuse seating, but seriously?!? I have been discriminated few times in my life, I have evidenced discrimination many times for many reasons, but never ever for having kids. At lease train your employees not to tell that this is the law, because if it was the case then I wouldn't be allowed with my kids everywhere else in the city until 10pm. You are the only place in Glasgow and surroundings that ever refused seating to me in the afternoon because I have kids. And believe me I have been to many.
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