Katie’s Bar

Katie’s Bar

Located in the heart of the Merchant City

Average Reviews


Katie's Bar is located in the heart of the Merchant City, Glasgow. Since we opened in July 2013, we have been an instant hit with the local community, bringing in fantastic crowds, and making the venue extremely successful.

Here at Katie's we strive to deliver value for money and high quality entertainment, Have a look below to see what acts we have had in the past. Every week we offer a Quiz, Drag Queen Collective Shows, Karaoke, Live DJs, Drag Queens with Karaoke.

Katie's Bar is a must visit venue for anybody visiting Glasgow!

We offer free function hire for any birthdays, weddings, engagements, christenings, funerals, graduations or any other event. We have a variety of hot & cold buffet options available. Whatever your budget we have something for you. For more information please Geez a shout.



Katie's Bar Glasgow
Based on 465 reviews
Apoorva Sharma
21:29 05 May 24
I ordered a drunken monkey cocktail, it didn’t have much alcohol. I felt ripped off as it was almost 9£. The vibe of the place is good, the place is huge. Nice hangout spot.
oopa oopa
08:18 03 May 24
Nice place, and friendly staff with a good selection of drinks and WiFi available on site as wellSometimes, the music or choice of entertainment can be loud or pretty weird though
Colin M
20:41 05 Apr 24
This place is an amazing venue to spend time in. The bar staff, and the manager - Ross, are amazing people. Summarising… there isn’t a better venue in Scotland!! Please do yourself a big favour and visit this amazing venue. 👌🏼
Shaho Main
16:36 03 Mar 24
Went about 9pm on Saturday 2nd MarchOverpriced paid £25.25 for 2 cocktails and a vodka redbull.Womans bathroom absolutely disgusting dirty clogged toilets 3 of them covered in vomit !People hogging pool tables no one else could get a look inDidn't order food.Good music dj was greatStaff friendlyWiFi doesn't work and no signal downstairsSafe to say I wouldn't go back
Shree Subha
13:57 14 Feb 24
We went there to play pool and only trued their hot nuts.It was a fun day without much crowd in there
Peter Miller
20:34 22 Dec 23
I ordered 1 gin and tonic for my friend and didn't want anything for myself however the bartender suggested I get a water (which since it was suggested I assumed would be free). I was charged £11.80 which is a complete rip off for what I got. For 1 gin and tonic and 1 water. A complete rip off! The bartender was definitely stealing from the till by charging customers extra due to it being Christmas.
Jordan Collier
23:45 27 Nov 23
I came here for my 25th birthday weekend with my partner and it was absolutely amazing, this is the best night out iv ever had. I recommend coming here for an amazing night. Everyone is super friendly and it's amazing I will be back!!!!!
Jenna Marshall
06:48 17 Nov 23
Big space, plenty of room. Visited on a Monday night so we played pool then the bingo.Pool is a £5 deposit for the sticks but you get it back. Bingo was good fun and seems to draw a decent crowd.Staff were quick and friendly
Jeyms Aguilera
14:54 17 Oct 23
Awesome bar and even better staff. The manager, whose name I always forget because I am a fool, is always so welcoming and lovely.
Caroline Donaldson
09:15 24 Jul 23
Absolute brilliant Saturday night, such a fun, friendly and amazing atmosphere. They had karaoke hosted by a great drag queen and then a DJ who had the whole bar dancing.
Emma Carr
19:49 03 Jul 23
First time being in and looked like a great time. Wee small bouncer ruined the night, said my friend took her ID back ‘aggressively’ and if she scrunched her face up again he would kick us out. Lost 7 customers tonight. Apart from that seamed lovely, but that wee man needs to sort his attitude as we are very polite girls.
Emma Carrigan
23:42 29 Jun 23
Great entertainment and cheap drinks. All the staff are super friendly, including the bouncers.Large range of drinks including non alcoholic drinks. Very cozy wee place too.
10:34 02 May 23
It has a real nice atmosphere. I love the fact that you see all the different people coming together here. Having either a dance or a chat and a drink. Even the security guard comes shaking on the dance floor.Even though there is not much dancing space, people are still joining in.
Donna Smith
09:53 23 Apr 23
Brilliant night , second time Iv been to Katie s bar . Staff are fantastic . Music is great . Atmosphere is always buzzing . It was my daughters 40th birthday we booked a table and they had her up on the stage sang happy birthday to her and made it a special night for her . All round it was 10 out of 10 .
Dina Z
01:04 23 Apr 23
So fun in this place people are so open and relaxed… live music too and they do karaoke I enjoyed it so much fun.
Natalie Brown
09:36 19 Mar 23
Katie’s bar was a hoot on st paddy’s day, the Irish dancers and the band were brilliant, what a great start to a brilliant night.
Danielle Campbell
13:13 27 Feb 23
Great atmosphere, friendly staff and decent price for double measures (no option for singles). My friend and I really enjoyed the drag karaoke. Only gripe is the long queues at the bars.
Alok Singh
22:31 10 Dec 22
This place is amazing especially with the variety of drinks, live music karaoke they offers. Must visit with friends.
17:50 17 Nov 22
Attended to sell at the Witches Market. The staff were fantastic and even a chap who was thrown out could not praise them enough for the fair way he was treated. Certainly a bar I will be coming back to
Rachel F.
14:41 13 Nov 22
Service = impeccableDrinks = double shots & cheapAtmosphere = a vibeLove everything about this place and was a top part of our trip to Glasgow. Would...
Ron Stenhouse
16:40 25 Oct 22
Great place for a few beers. Only thing I didn't like was the random queueing system at the bar. Wasn't sure what was going on as it was all a bit strange.First time at the bar just seemed like first come first served. After that it looked like some people were queueing and the staff were only serving people in the queue and at other times they were serving people who just walked up to a space at the bar. Sometimes I just felt invisible!Other than that it was a great place. Big and spacious with plenty of seats and reservations could be made for groups if required. It had a stage and there was entertainment supplied. Worth a wee visit if your in the vicinity.
16:25 19 Sep 22
Loves it good music, karaoke, pool tables, and good price drinks
Lina Shvets
21:47 04 Aug 22
Disappointed, angry... the company came to relax, enjoy and sing some songs. Girl who was next to the computer took our 2 orders for songs, put our names and we were waiting ... waiting ... for nothing and for last her song before closing :(( really? is that working like that?!If it was unreal to give us even one song, cause whole time was done - she should tell us, if not - Why we didn't make any 1 from our 2 songs?never will make an advice about this place )=((
Heather Wilson
23:16 01 Aug 22
Been here twice now and love it. No disrespect to any other bar in Glasgow but this is the safest I've felt in a bar. Music's great, the bingo is hilarious! Made some great pals as well! Prices are also decent 💖
Alan L
19:30 04 Jun 22
Amazing underground bar, great architecture and character. All staff were friendly and helpful! What a treat to visit on our first visit to Glasgow! Will definitely call in again when we go back!
Marcella Morselli
08:11 23 May 22
What can I say, I love this place. It's excellent for a nice night out with no hassle whatsoever. The place is well kept and clean and staff at the bar are always kind. Definitely recommend to anyone that wants to have fun. And do not forget they also have a couple of pool tables, ask the staff if you want to use it.
Joey Plaz
09:13 19 May 22
This place is just amazing. So relaxed and no one is judging you. Music was so good. Can't wait to go back.
Ross Wilcock
16:56 18 May 22
My only reason for the 4 stars is the accessibility issue which I will of course say that I know it is not totally their fault for how the bullring is built. However I do feel as someone with mobility issues that stairs are fine if it’s once I’m in the building I’m comfortable however sadly in the case of Katie’s the toilets are down another flight of steps. Which causes an issue if you are there for an entire night. I understand that it’s not their fault but is it something to consider if the venue goes through renovations.In all other aspects everything is amazing staff are welcoming and friendly. I would really recommend this place
Antony Woods
11:35 13 May 22
Went on a Thursday for karaoke. The guy hosting was great. We had a fun night
Vee Fitzy
16:41 04 Apr 22
Had a great we night in here with my niece. Very enjoyable night staff and entertainment great. Go check it out ⭐🌍🌈
Eleni Charalambous
23:21 27 Mar 22
Honestly this is one of my favourite bars in Glasgow - an inclusive space with a great atmosphere. Great choice of cocktails, and they have really good entertainment as well - thoroughly enjoy the karaoke and drag performances. The staff are impeccable and lovely, the service is fast even on busy nights and it's all around an amazing time every single time I've visited.
lou mccallum
13:56 18 Mar 22
Great place jus made me very old lol
Kevin Broome
22:35 22 Feb 22
Called in with my youngest daughter chloe we are from Wolverhampton we were visiting celtic football ground the food in you're place was brilliant the staff were very pleasant and friendly keep up the good work you all do will be coming back from kev and chloe xxx
Scott Straughan
14:21 14 Feb 22
Nice bar, good prices but some staff need to work on customer service, big bloke behind bar Doesn’t know how to smile or be polite. Guy that was doing karaoke was a great singer but again quite arrogant and hasn’t a clue how to fade music or mix a track.Guy in glasses collecting glasses was friendly and always had a smile.
Becky Mills
14:30 04 Feb 22
First time ever going to Katie’s last night! AMAZING! the staff were so nice, and the drinks were very well priced! I can’t wait to go back as the atmosphere was great! Had such a good night!
Travel and living in France
14:42 24 Jan 22
If you are looking for something a bit different, Katie's Bar in John Street maybe the place for you. Going down from street level into a surprisingly large vaulted area. There are pool tables on the right hand side as you go in. There is a good variety of beers and at reasonable prices. It was quite empty when I visited but began filling up when the karaoke started.
Nicola Devlin
21:02 28 Dec 21
Fab service, Jordans Cocktails where amazing!! Cannot recommend enough 🤩
Kathleen Lonergan
11:45 13 Dec 21
Had a great wee night her with Kimberley and the gang from Milton Community Nursery will definitely be back thanks Kimberley 😊
Sherree Mcgarry
19:45 26 Nov 21
Great atmosphere and nice customer service (always with a smile) ❤️🍺 🍷 ❤️
veron fitzy
12:21 15 Oct 21
Katie's is a bar for a good night. Great entertainment staff are great. Go check it out 😘🎶🍹🏳️‍🌈
Stuart Clapperton
16:42 04 Oct 21
Absolutely brilliant. Although dj could do with playing for the crowd . But staff and place is brilliant.
Ezra Rowan Wilson
17:51 03 Oct 21
Great atmosphere, good drinks prices. Staff are also super nice (especially Evan, who was a great bartender today!)
Jardane Walker
09:33 02 Oct 21
Cool place, it's split up on the same floor of pool table area, stage area, dance area, bar area and secret seating area. Staff are great, drinks are good, prices are good. It's nice to have a space for lgbtq+
14:52 30 Sep 21
I should say this is one of the best LGBTQ places in Glasgow! Highly recommended to visit!
Debs Lindsay
15:50 14 Sep 21
What a fabulous place to have a great time. Really rocking and buzzing. Our group visited on a Monday night and it was packed. Pity it took so long to get our drinks.
Bobby Johnston
16:03 28 Aug 21
Freindly staff nothing is a problem
David Kimpton
00:55 21 Aug 21
Great night! Team are bloody brilliantl !! Well done 🙂
nadine fisher
14:58 19 Jun 21
Absolutely lovey place amazing staff, me and my friends always go here when having a night out, drinks are amazing, entertainment is brilliant they also have pool tables for a wee game a pool. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone x.
Samuel Powell
23:14 11 Jun 21
We were made to get cash from the cash machine as they didn't take card payments. Then we walked back and got seated on a sofa instead of a table (which was fine!) - we ordered our drink after 10-15 minutes and then waited forty minutes before we decided to just leave as we didn't get our drinks at all.All the staff were lovely but there clearly wasn't enough staff for a Friday night! We shouldn't have been let in if there wasn't enough staff to serve us.
William Crag
22:26 06 Nov 20
Its great night n fun staff are not bad can be funny with folk customers mostly ok but do get a few wallopers in the place full of sissy queens
Anna F.
10:52 21 Feb 20
Don't trust the bartenders here. One said my friend gave abuse for not having her card accepted and we were all denied. Turns out the bartender knew my...
Kenneth M.
02:33 03 Mar 16
Spacious but cold basement bar which is good for watching, though not listening to, the Saturday night ITV fodder.A lively crowd of mixed age makes for a...
Bryn Z.
14:00 26 Aug 15
I'm new in glasgow and went around to some of the suggested gay bars. A pretty drunk gay guy had stated following me around. So I headed to Katie 's and he...

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1 September 2021


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