Looking for things to do near Glasgow in the evening?
Get ready to chill and let's raise a toast to summer! Whether it's a side of gossip as you relax with friends, or celebrating a special occasion, let Glasgow Fort do the hard work.
With a world of summer flavour for you to explore at a range of restaurants, all you need to do is decide - will it be pizza, pancakes, or pan-asian?
Stores are open until 10pm weekdays and 8pm Saturdays, and many restaurants open until 10 or 11pm, we’ve got plenty to tempt you with. To help with your planning, we’ve created our guide to making the most of your time.
1. Relaxed dining at Wagamama
Some fresh new dishes have arrived just in time for summer! Try the spicy miso corn alongside the chicken katsu salad perfectly matched with the cherry blossom lemonade.
There’s no need to book in advance, so rock up any time and take a seat on one of their benches. With all kinds of rice and noodle dishes, alongside fresh salads and shareable sides, it’s the perfect place for a relaxed dinner with a friend. There are desserts, fresh juices, hot drinks, wine, sake and expertly crafted Asian beers too, along with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options thanks to their 50% plant pledge menu.
2. Customise your order at Five Guys
Five Guys is just one of the many places to eat at Glasgow Fort and prides itself on making succulent, hand-formed burgers specially to order, served alongside mouth-watering, hand-cut fries. Its menu offers up to 15 free toppings for each of its burgers, hotdogs and sandwiches, meaning you have more than 250,000 combinations to choose from.
Add to that the milkshake mix-ins, offering 1,000 possible combinations (with Reese's Peanut Butter cup flavour a recent addition), and the choice is practically endless. Whether you want to stick to the classics or go big on the customisation, at Five Guys you’ll always get exactly what you want.
3. Get together at Pizza Hut
It’s time to get together and share a pizza with friends at Pizza Hut. Whether you like a Stuffed Crust, All American Thin, Original Pan, vegan or even gluten-free, there’s something for everyone. Each pizza comes with a salad, and if you fancy even more sides then you can get three for just £13.99. If you’re after a lighter bite, then Pizza Hut’s loaded flatbreads have less than 550 calories each. Pizza Hut has also a great range of vegan options including the latest, the Vegan Flamin Buffalo, a spicy plant-based option drizzled in Frank's Red Hot Sauce.
4. Turn up the heat at Nando’s
Head to Nando’s to taste its legendary flame-grilled PERi PERi chicken dishes and mouth-watering sides.
This year sees the return of the fan favourite Mango and Lime to their PERi PERi flavours. Plus if you're looking for a plant-based alternative for Veganuary, the current menu now includes a spiced chickpea burger and new and improved Portobello Mushroom & Halloumi Pitta is back, which now has chilli jam, wild garlic aioli and lettuce on top.
5. Make every night a Friday night
*Image provided by Fridays.
With flowing cocktails and charismatic bartenders, every night feels like a Friday night at Fridays! Choose from a whole host of amazing cocktail creations, from a Pornstar Martini and Tequila Sunrise to a Moscow Mule, Old Fashioned or Paloma. Fridays have recently launched their all-new Tex Mex range. Introducing soft toasted tacos with a choice of filling, Quesadillas with either Chicken or Mushroom or try their new and improved sizzling Fri-jitas. Check out their new menu.
There are also plenty of no and low alcohol cocktails on offer, from a Grapefruit Seltzer to a Ginless Garden, as well as fish and vegetarian food options to cater to all.
6. Grab a friend and shop for your summer wardrobe
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With a whole host of shops at Glasgow Fort – from Zara, Pandora, River Island and M&S to Foot Asylum, OFFICE, New Look and H&M – enjoy some late-night retail therapy and stock up on essentials for the new season. And our latest addition, Mango, mean's your summer wardrobe will be better than ever.
Why not make a trip out of it and bring a friend along? They can help you pick the perfect outfits, encourage you to try on new styles and after the shopping is done, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants at Glasgow Fort. Our stores are open until 10pm weekdays and 8pm on Saturdays, and are usually a little quieter after 6pm, so visiting us in the evening is a good way to shop at a more leisurely pace.
7. Enjoy a new summer release on the big screen
Head to Vue to catch the latest movies. After a long day at work, a cinema trip is perfect to just sit back, relax and enjoy the film. With lots of screens of pure entertainment, there are always plenty of options, however it’s best to plan ahead.
View the latest VUE cinema Glasgow listings and book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
Find a full list of our stores, restaurants and leisure operators as well as Glasgow Fort opening times, on our Eat Drink and Shop page.