IS there a better combination than a beer in the sun? Yes: a beer in the sun on a roof.

With news that Glasgow is set to be as hot as Majorca this week - prompting a “high sunburn risk” warning - there are the best rooftop bars to enjoy in Glasgow.

Don't forget the sunscreen!

57-59 Sauchiehall Lane

“Scotland’s first rooftop cider garden” was launched in 2017, in partnership with Magners. Why exactly is it a cider garden, and not a beer garden? Because there’s a tree in the middle with bottles of Magners hanging from it, of course.

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There are also picnic tables, heaters for colder weather and a covered section in case of rain (or sunburn). Visit

Windows Rooftop Restaurant
Carlton George Hotel, 44 W George Street

Enjoy some of the best panoramic views in Glasgow from the seventh floor of the Carlton George Hotel, with afternoon tea or their Scottish-inspired menu.


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Seats are available outside or in the conservatory for those who burn easily. Book ahead to avoid disappointment. Also enjoy a 20% discount at the restaurant if you stay at the hotel. Visit

29 Glasgow
29 Royal Exchange Square

More LA than Scotland, the award-winning roof terrace at 29 Glasgow is unsurprisingly an exclusive area.


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With members given preference when it comes to bookings, good luck getting into this spot. Visit

Ubiquitous Chip
12 Ashton Lane

For a more quirky, family-run venue in the West End, look no further than Ubiquitous Chip - or “The Chip” as it’s known to locals. Get there early or book to get a seat.


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Enjoy the unusual selection of drinks and fancy menu. Visit

Radisson Red Sky Bar
Finnieston Quay, 25 Tunnel St

Perhaps the swankiest (and highest) of Glasgow’s rooftop bars, the Red Sky Bar overlooks the Clyde, as well as the city’s cultural hub.

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Expect views of the SSE Hydro and the SEC Armadillo, as well as the likes of the BBC building across the river. Got an hour to kill before a big gig? This is your place. Visit

239 North St

Chinaski’s boasts not only a stunning balcony and beer garden, but also high windows that let the sun flood inside on hot days.


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Add to that drinks, a classic pub menu, plus a full vegan menu, and you can easily spend all day at this one. Visit

1051 GWR
1051 Great Western Rd

Situated in the old Kelvinside Station (opened 1897, closed 1942, burned down 1995), 1051 GWR is the most impressive building on the list.


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With its history, surrounding greenery and ambience to die for, it hardly seems fair that the establishment also boasts a sunny roof terrace. And it is also dog-friendly. Visit

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