There are pubs found everywhere in Glasgow, and you really won't be too hard pressed to find one that suits your tastes. In fact you'll be lucky if you manage to walk even two blocks without coming across some type of pub or another. Pubs are also a good choice for quick, cheap meals, and though in days gone by the fayre they offered wasn't always of the highest quality, things have improved over the years. Nowadays a pub is a great place to go and have a quick lunch or business meeting, and they offer a variety of food. A cautionery note: Spirits in Scotland are served as 1/4 and 1/5 gills, so be aware that the quantity may not be the same as you are used to when ordering a drink. Also, it is very rare to get table service, and drinks are ordered by simply approaching the bar and ordering from the bar staff.
The pubs and clubs listed here are just a tiny sampling of what's available. So, by all means, find some other ones on your travels throughout the city, but at least these few should get you started.
Allison Arms- Found in the South side(south of the river Clyde) on Pollokshaws Rd. this bar is a favorite for locals. It is a fairly decent size with a lounge downstairs. If you want a quiet place to have a drink and read the paper during the day, then this is the bar to go to, but it tends to get fairly busy(though not overly so) in the evenings and on weekends.
Clockwork Brewery - The place to go if you like a good beer. This pub, which can be found on Cathcart Rd in the Southside, has been dishing up it's own beers for quite a while now, though they still serve the regular commercial beers if that's your taste.
Drum and Monkey - Located on St. Vincent St. this bar is a city center favorite, with many business types stopping in for lunch during the week. It's also a great place to be if your waiting for a train, as it's located in close proxomity to Central Railway Station.
The Griffin - This bar can be found very close to the King;s Theatre, on Bath St., which makes it a favorite of theatre goer's before and after going to see a play. It has a cozy atmosphere and is a great place to grab a quick pint.
The Halt Bar - Located on Woodlands Rd. this bar used to be a great favorite of students, and to a certain extent still is. It has a very pleasant atmosphere, and also has live music in the lounge throughout the week.
Horseshoe Bar - One of Glasgow's older pubs with an island bar that is absolutely enormous at 18 feet around. Also a good place to go for a hearty meal.
Jinty Mcginty's- This pub, located on Ashton Lane in the west end of the city, was one of Glasgow's first pubs to adopt an Irish theme.(yes, even in Scotland there are Irish themed pubs.) It has become a very popular place for both locals and tourists alike.
Tennent's - This bar, situated on Byres Rd., has an absolutely enormous feel to it, mainly due to it's spacious, open, floor plan, and also because it is enormous! It can still get crowded, however, but is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
Archaos - One of Glasgow's oldest nightclubs, Archaos has been pumping out dance music to happy partyers for years. Located on Queen St. it consists of 4 seperate areas catering to different tastes and styles. It has a large dance floor, a main bar area, and also a more upscale area for the more "trendy" elements.
Mas - A newer club to appear in Glasgow's nightlife scene, Mas, which can be found in Royal Exchange Sq., is rapidly becoming one of the largest venues in Glasgow. It's heavy dance beats attract a large crowd and it has gathered popularity very quickly.
The Tunnel - Known by reputation amongst revelers thorughout Scotland, this nightclub hosts some of the UK's premier DJ's on a regular basis. It is located on Mitchell St. and plays everything from heavy dance beats to the classic dance sounds of days gone by.