09 Oct New Years Eve in Glasgow
New Years Eve in Glasgow!
Well, well, well! The end of the year is fast approaching! Okay, we’ve just got to the end of the summer and there’s Halloween and Guy Fawkes’s Night to come yet but forgive us for planning ahead! We know just how busy Scotland’s biggest city can get at Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve for those of you who aren’t fluent in Scots lingo yet!), which is why this month’s deal is extra-special.
While most hotels charge a premium rate for rooms on December 31st, here at the Ambassador Hotel we want to reward our regular blog readers and social media followers with a 10% discount on all New Year’s Eve bookings. Be quick though – with a deal this good, we’re expecting rooms to be snapped up in no time at all!
To redeem your discount, simply head to our dedicated booking portal on the Ambassador Hotel website, entering the code NEWYEAR when prompted before you pay. While you’re exploring our pages, why not take a look at our regular blog to gather some insider tips on what’s best to see and do in the city? For now, we wanted to share our top picks for cosy bars and venues you can rely on to give you a good Hogmanay, without battling the crowds.
The Ben Nevis
This unassuming watering hole is smack-bang in the middle of trendy Finnieston but displays none of the fussiness of its neighbours. You can expect a pint of classic beer or bitter, good whisky and a couple of wines, but nothing more extensive than that. And you know what? We love the Ben Nevis for its simplicity. Enjoy a rowdy, cheerful crowd of drinkers, doing their best to ring in the New Year in a way that’s full of community spirit.
Just a note before we give you the details, consuming alcohol on the streets of Glasgow is illegal, so make sure your toasts are soft-drink based or you’ll risk getting into big trouble!
Now the serious bit’s out of the way, let us tell why there’s a park on the list. Kelvingrove is one of Glasgow’s most-used city spots and is beautiful day and night. On New Year’s Eve, you’ll find a handful of folk heading up to it’s highest point to watch fireworks exploding over the skyline and generally enjoying the turn of the year in this peaceful corner – a fantastic alternative to bars and clubs, we reckon.
Old School House
… or, to be frank, any other generic pub that’s halfway decent. It doesn’t sound like much, but we’re so convinced of good old-fashioned Glasgow cheer, that we know you could choose to take a drink in practically any city bar, restaurant or pub and have a great time this New Year’s Eve. We’ve chosen the Old School House as their doors are often open to all at Hogmanay and prices are reasonable. There’s a load of seating both inside and out and the food’s not bad either. You’ll find it’s busy, friendly, and just a ten-minute walk from our door – perfect for wandering back after the bells!