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Gay Glasgow

Gay Glasgow

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Gay Glasgow is Scotland's dazzling creative, cultural and sporting capital, and is not only Scotland’s largest city but also a place of history and modernity. You'll be happy to hear the gay scene in Glasgow is also very active, with the Scottish city offering plenty of gay bars, gay clubs, and gay restaurants to keep you entertained for a weekend up north.  

Whether you’re planning to visit Glasgow to explore its intriguing Victorian-Industrial urban landscape, its fashion, music, history or art, you’ll surely experience the unique sense of style that is bound to leave an effect on you and your travel buddies. The locals are referred to as Glasgewians, and are known to have a reputation for having a dark sense of humor, and for being daring and friendly. They are normally willing to help out a traveler in need of directions, and are happy to suggest various local activities. 

Glasgow is very gay-friendly and is renowned for its open-mindedness and its acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Scotland has unobtrusively become a world leader when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights, and was named the best country in Europe for LGBTQ protection, Scotland. In 2014, same-sex marriage became legal in Scotland, which helped to make Gay Glasgow an intriguing, down-to-earth city, and one of the most sophisticated yet vibrant places in Europe. So whether you're looking for a cocktail bar, live music, a basement bar, or the best gay bars and clubs in the city centre, you're sure to find what you're looking for in gay Glasgow. 

If you want to experience a touch of class during your gaycation to Glasgow, head to trendy Katie's Bar on John Street. The gay bar/restaurant serves various cocktails and has plenty of food options, and is arguably one of the best Glasgow gay bars. It's also open seven nights a week, meaning you have no excuse not to stop by. Club nights are big in gay Glasgow, and if you're looking to dance until the wee hours of the morning, make a beeline for Polo Lounge. Located in the heart of Merchant City, this is one of Glasgow's most iconic gay clubs, offering a series of dance floors playing music catered to various tastes. If you want to take things next level, you'll also find plenty of gay saunas in Glasgow, including The Pipeworks and The Lane.   

Glasgow Pride is the biggest and wettest Pride in the city, where thousands of local gay and lesbian party enthusiasts gather annually to celebrate the LGBTQ community. There’s also Glasgay! An annual dance, music, film, comedy and everything you can ever find at a festival plus more. You’ve never really been to Scotland if you can’t tell the difference between scotch, whisky and single malts? Why not head over to Glasgow Single Malt Whisky Touret to get to know the tale of the Scotland’s national drink.

Whether you’re looking to experience the Sheboom, Camp Fitness or gay football club, there’s a year-round LGBTQ freshness in Glasgow’s air.

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