Student Venues: Pubs

Obviously, there are many, many bars and pubs out there for you to enjoy – here are just a few to get you started

Article by Nadia Younes and Peter Simpson | 13 Sep 2018

Art Bar Dundee
140B Perth Rd, Dundee
Practically on top of Duncan of Jordanstone, this one’s a bar especially for the art folk of Dundee. Clue's in the title, we suppose. You can look forward to open mics and regular live music, and drinks are beautifully affordable too.

Bird & Bear
2 Whitehall Crescent, Dundee
A lovely copper bar, hip-hop brunch parties every weekend, and a brilliant location in the middle of town; Bird & Bear has a lot going for it. To be honest, they had us at 'hip-hop brunch'.

The Blue Blazer
2 Spittal St, Edinburgh
Boasting one of the finest selections of drinks in Edinburgh, the Blue Blazer’s a proper pub in the heart of town. You'll find 75 different rums, 50 malt whiskies and loads of tasty beers from Scottish breweries.

Brass Monkey
14 Drummond St, Edinburgh
A perfect location between Pleasance and the Bridges, with pub quizzes and cheap bevvies, what more could you possibly require? A cinema room in the back? Aye go on, there's one of those two.

Brass Monkey, Edinburgh

85 Drygate, Glasgow
Ever cracked open a little hoppy number and wondered if you’ve got it in you to brew a beer of your own? Well, Drygate’s got you covered. Try your hand in the studio, or even just sample one they made earlier.

Flat 0/1
162 Bath St, Glasgow
The thinking behind Flat 0/1 is that everyone knows 'that flat'. The party flat. Imagine said flat, but run by real staff instead of your wasted friends. 

Hillhead Bookclub
17 Vinicombe Street, Glasgow
Face it, you’re not going to spend much of your life in an actual library this year, so why not make up for lost time in a pretend one with a vinyl soundtrack, comfort food and strawberry mojitos?

Hillhead Bookclub, Glasgow

Inn Deep
445 Great Western Rd, Glasgow
The clever people at Williams Brothers brewery are responsible for the thing of glory that is Inn Deep. Historically victors in our Food & Drink Survey, this riverside haunt has got its beer and burgers down to a tee. 

Joseph Pearce
23 Elm Row, Edinburgh
A relaxed and cosy Swedish café, by night JP’s is a bohemian bar with a cool crowd powered by aquavit-based cocktails and Swedish cider.

1008 Argyle St & 69 Nithsdale Rd, Glasgow; 18 Morrison St, Edinburgh
Do you like milk? Are you prepared to have your sober brain drenched in dairy-based bliss? Would you consider drinking a White Russian which contains Buckfast? 

Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow
Upstairs, it's a lair of super-cheap White Russians and eavesdropping on notable Glasgow musicians; downstairs it's home to some of the city’s most open-minded gig bookers.

Nice 'n' Sleazy, Glasgow

Rum Shack
657-659 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow
Bringing a Caribbean flavour to Strathbungo, The Rum Shack is more of a rum cornucopia. Food is served from ‘The Caribbean Kitchen’, meaning you can look forward to the flavours from that region of islands.

The Ventoux / The Tourmalet
2 Brougham St / 25 Buchanan St, Edinburgh
Both these venues are named after stages in the Tour de France and are effectively mirror images of one another. Expect tasty German beers, good vibes, and fish tanks.