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Merchant Square Glasgow

Merchant Square is situated in the heart of Merchant City and is housed in part of the Old Fruitmarket, on Candleriggs.  It is home to some of the finest bars and restaurants in the city. The range of food and drink offerings include:  Bar Square; Bar Soba Merchant City; Beer Café; Boudoir; Fanelli’s; Steak Cattle & Roll Metropolitan and O’Neills. In the basement, you can find Escape Reality; Distrikt nightclub and the Square’s newest night spot, Tuxedo, which opened last week.

Every weekend Merchant Square hosts a weekend craft fair with stalls featuring handmade goods from local artisans.  The Square also hosts Glasgow’s best Hogmanay party every year which is always a sell-out event.

Merchant Square Glasgow

As well as entertaining locals and visitors to the city, Merchant Square has become one of Glasgow’s premier event venues.   With a capacity of 2,200, it’s one of the biggest venues in the city, and is perfect for exclusive hire: where you can wander between the bars and restaurants, whilst being entertained by your favourite style of music.  Merchant Square can offer bespoke catering and work alongside the businesses in the Square to create each unique event. 

Merchant Square Indoor Highland Games

The Square has hosted many large scale events including: conference social programmes; festivals; fashion shows and hosted fan zones for major sporting events in the city including events for The Ryder Cup and The Davis Cup, working with organisers and sponsors on an interactive area for the public to use.

Merchant Square ceilidh

Merchant Square has been the main sponsor of the annual Merchant City Festival since 1996 and has played a big part in the growth of the festival over the years. The Square hosted the Commonwealth Games party for all the staff and volunteers involved in the event in 2014 with a special guest, HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge.

Merchant Square Glasgow

The venue was a finalist in The Herald/Chamber of Commerce & People Make Glasgow’s ‘Inspiring Glasgow Award’ in 2015 and recently was given the accolade of ‘Scottish Event Venue Excellence’ at the inaugural E awards at Event-it 2017.  

Contact Jennifer Morrison, Events Manager of the Square on [email protected] for a show round. 

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