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7 inspired ideas for an evening out at Glasgow Fort
Classic movies, cocktails, great food and more
Looking for the perfect night out near Glasgow and things to do? With a whole host of award-winning restaurants, world-leading street food, retro nights and cocktail masterclasses, big-name movies and special screenings at Vue plus incredible offers, Glasgow Fort has you covered. Here’s our insider guide.
1. Step back to the Noughties with Frankie & Benny’s
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Frankie and Benny’s has launched the Bring It Back noughties menu celebrating the best of 2003 with nostalgic plates of calzone pizzas, a Purple Rain cocktail and Coca Cola floats and more. Head there with friends and order the incredible Benny’s Sample Platter with BBQ chicken wings, loaded cheese potato skins, chicken strips, garlic ciabatta bread and onion rings all served with sour cream, BBQ and French dressing dips. Just add Crazy In Love and Cry Me A River to the soundtrack…
2. Take a cocktail masterclass at Fridays
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Whether it’s a birthday, hen night or stag do, work night out or just plain simple fun, the Fridays cocktail masterclass is the answer. Designed for six or more people (at £35pp), enjoy a welcome cocktail mixed by your masterclass mixologist then have a go at creating your own cocktails while enjoying sharing towers of Fridays’ delicious food. Book your spot here.
3. Go for a glow-up dinner at Wagamama
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Don’t miss wagamama for tasty noodles, gyoza and bao and its brand new menu of lighter dishes and new cocktails. With Asian-style Padron peppers, koyo bowls of healthy deliciousness (salmon with a sticky red chilli and miso sauce served on a bed of mixed leaves, beetroot, carrot, cucumber, mooli, red radish and edamame beans) and cocktails of pandan colada and thai chilli margarita, this is the way to end your day.
4. Enjoy a proper Italian night out at Leopardo Pizza
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The perfect spot for a date night – Leopardo Pizza are famous for their sourdough bases with ‘leopard’ crusts. Sourcing the best ingredients (the Spicy includes free range chicken, red onions, hot chillies, Gorgonzola blue cheese all drizzled with buffalo sauce) and serving up extras including truffle chips, mozzarella salads, watermelon cooler cocktails and mini fried pizza balls dipped in chocolate, this will become your go-to place.
5. See the latest movies at Vue
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The latest blockbuster releases, arthouse films, cult movie nights (classic films including Goodfellas, BFI gems or late-night horror fun), legendary music gigs, opera and dance, huge sporting events and National Theatre streamings – whatever you’re in the mood for Vue at Glasgow Fort has it covered. With online bookings from £4.99, we recommend dinner-and-a-movie nights (head to Leopardo beforehand) or big evenings out with friends.
6. Enjoy late-night pancakes and cocktails
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Bread Meets Bread’s mocktails, cocktails and hard sundaes (try the Drunken Oreo Shake) are worth a night out alone while Stack & Still’s huge menu features sweet and savoury stacks (avocado and salmon or pulled pork to name just two); a build-your-own stack with ice-cream scoops and sundaes with martinis galore.
7. Embrace some street food sharing with friends
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Sometimes all you want to do with friends is eat some delicious street food and Glasgow Fort has all the best spots in one place. For chicken tenders and peri-peri cravings, head to Nando’s; Pizza Hut for loaded pizza, vegan stuffed crusts and sharing menus (with 20% off for students Sunday to Thursday) and, for burgers, don’t miss Bread Meets Bread (which has been named Best Burger in Scotland not once but twice), Five Guys and Monterey Jacks.
To get to Glasgow Fort by train, take the train to Easterhouse rail station from Glasgow Queen Street which run every 20 minutes. To check train times, visit the National Rail website. Buses run to and from Glasgow Fort frequently – find our bus services here.