Ladies and gentlemen, the time has arrived. Your patience has been rewarded. Glasgow Living is proud to bring you the #3 top cocktail bar in Glasgow. Drumroll please…

Elegance refined. The Metropolitan in Glasgow’s Merchant City is where you could imagine James Bond going for a cocktail on his night off. (Does James Bond get days off?)


Moody lighting, grand piano, and if you’re in the mood, cocktail jugs containing Kettel One vodka, Vodka Pimms, Earl Grey Tea Syrup, Strawberries, Mint and Cucumber. (Certainly cocktail jugs of a higher calibre).

Situated at the heart of the Merchant City, Metropolitan is the epitome of how you imagine a cocktail bar to look and feel. Awarded the certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor, Metropolitan is fully deserved of its glowing recommendation.

Metropolitan refuses to rest on its laurels, and regularly takes apart age old cocktail recipes, by adding different ingredients and different varieties of alcohol, to create new creative cocktails, available nowhere else in Glasgow.

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By using more modern mixology techniques such as smoking and foaming Metropolitan, stands above most of the competition in Glasgow. These specialised techniques bring a fuller flavour to the cocktails, whilst also helping to integrate the separate ingredients, Metropolitan quite simply is as classy as the grand piano that sits in its very own Piano Bar.

One of the most unique factors in the Metropolitan cocktail list?

Challenge your bartender

The opportunity to choose your own ingredients and have your bartender create your own cocktail monstrosity/piece of liquid artistry (delete as applicable after you taste it).

With prices neither too expensive, or too “special offer Sunday”, Metropolitan’s prices are reassuringly comfortable, especially considering the Merchant Square isn’t exactly renowned for its cheap drink prices.

For a taste of elegance and a night sitting amongst Glasgow’s beautiful society, you can’t go far wrong with Metropolitan, Glasgow’s little bit of cocktail luxury.