Poll hails Glasgow nightlife
Published by Simon Gwynn on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:11
GLASGOW has cemented its reputation as a mecca for entertainment and culture.
The city was named the fourth best nightlife destination in the UK by travel website Trip Advisor, outranking Edinburgh which took 10th place.
Glasgow was praised for the range of entertainment available, including traditional pubs, stylish clubs, live music, theatre and comedy.
Despite its world-renowned club scene, London was beaten to the top spot by two northern cities.
Liverpool took home the crown as Britain's best nightlife destination with second place going to Manchester.
The survey is based on the average ratings TripAdvisor users gave each UK city's nightlife when submitting reviews during 2011.
Glasgow's "stylish" Royal Exchange Square was singled out as one of the best areas to enjoy late-night cocktails and people watching.
Ashton Lane, in the city's West End was praised for its range of pubs and its "hipster" appeal.
The city centre boasts more than 50 nightclubs including student favourite the Garage as well as hundreds of bars and some of Europe's top music venues.
This year the SECC has played host to big name acts such as Katy Perry and American rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers are lined up for later this month.
Emma Shaw, spokewoman for TripAdvisor said: "Glaswegians should be thrilled their city has been ranked so highly.
"A great deal of effort has gone into improving the city in recent years and it's paid off - travellers evidently love Glasgow and its thriving nightlife.
"With an endless selection of pubs, as well as cocktail bars and theatres, there's something to suit any taste."
Brighton was ranked fifth in the poll followed by Leeds, Cardiff, Belfast, Blackpool and then Scotland's capital city.