The River Clyde's old Finnieston crane

Photo Credit: Targn Pleiades

  • Glasgow


Over the last few years, Scotland’s biggest city has developed into one of the UK’s most interesting and happening metropolises. Glasgow is a city that is fiercely proud of its working-class background, derived by a rich industrial heritage. That heritage is now on display and transpose into modernity: witness such transformation in the beautiful Victorian buildings that have been turned into trendy bars, restaurants and art galleries. Glaswegians are renowned for their friendliness and will invite you to share their amazing city.

Glasgow is a very gay-friendly city and Scotland has some of the most advanced legislations in terms of LGBT rights. The city’s lively gay scene is made up of a host of stylish bars and clubs mostly located around the Merchant City area. 


Gaytway Guide to Glasgow

  • Part of the Gaytway purpose is to connect LGBT+ travellers with people, places and experiences. Our specially curated guides introduce you to what's on offer in each destination; where to stay and rest tired weary travellers feet and rejuvinate in between exploring sights and wonders, as well as where you can eat, drink and while the days and night away.

    And because we too love travelling and exploring, and know you can never know everything about somewhere, we would love to hear from you about that great place to stay, the new and hip bar or club in town or ways to meet and connect with the local LGBT+ community. That's why we make it easy for you to send us your own personal recommendations!

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    • Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum
    • The building is in itself worth a visit, with its distinctive red sandstone and gothic-style spires. But inside is a veritable collection of odd and fantastic items, from planes to arms and armours, from ancient Scotland to ancient Egypt, as well as various natural history exhibits, showing off weird and wonderful beasts from across thousands of centuries.

    • The Glasgow School of Art
    • When in 2014 a fire ripped through this old building created by legendary local architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, many thought the whole structure was going to be lost forever. Thankfully the majority of the School of Art building was saved by some brave firefighters, though the beautiful library was completely destroyed.

    • The Clyde
    • The river Clyde was one of the reasons for Glasgow’s industrial success. Today there are some pretty stunning buildings along this regenerated waterfront, such as the Armadillo, The Hydro, the Glasgow Science Centre, the Riverside Museum and the BBC Scotland headquarters. Have a walk through this 21st century Glasgow.

    • Glasgow Cathedral
    • This imposing Gothic church is strictly linked to the history of the city and is allegedly located where the patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo, built his church. The tomb of the saint is actually in the lower crypt. The church was dedicated in 1136.

    • George Square
    • George Square is the de-facto centre of Glasgow. Laid out in 1781, George Square is today home to the headquarters of Glasgow City Council, and boasts an important collection of statues and monuments, including those dedicated to Scottish heroes Robert Burns, James Watt, Sir Robert Peel and Sir Walter Scott.
  • Delmonicas

    Delmonicas has been at the heart of the gay community since 1991. Lovingly and more commonly known as Dels, we provide entertainment daily.

    Katie's Bar

    A relatively new trendy bar with some drag / cabaret performances and well-priced drinks & food.


    A friendly gay bar also serving delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere.

    The Gallery

    A new and vibrant venue in Glasgow's Merchant City also serving tasty food.

    The Merchant Pride

    A traditional Scottish pub at the heart of the very popular Merchant City. With entertainment weekly & great drinks promotions.

    The Polo Lounge

    The Polo Lounge is Glasgow's most popular gay venue and has been since it opened its doors in 1996.

    The Riding Room

    An eccentric and quirky show bar featuring burlesque, cabaret, magic shows and much more.

    The Waterloo

    Long-standing traditional Scottish pub: busy, friendly and vibrant, with entertainment throughout the weekend and sometimes also during the week.


    A frendly bar that also hosts some events and karaoke nights.
  • AXM Glasgow

    AXM Glasgow is the Scottish outlet of the AXM Group, a spacious dance club featuring great dance and pop music, with guest DJs.

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Gaytway Map of Glasgow

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