Top 50 Cocktail Bars


The Absent Ear

Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Inspired by late artist Vincent Van Gogh, Glasgow’s Absent Ear cocktail bar is a speakeasy-style venue offering a strong menu and fun vibes.

With a continuously rotating cocktail menu, guests will be interested in what’s on offer with each visit.

However, while we know the venue is in Glasgow, the exact location, due to its speakeasy style, won’t be revealed until a booking has been made, which also means no walk-ins (unless, perhaps, you’ve been there once before).

Headed by Rhuaridh Paul, expect flamboyant cocktails served with ample theatre and much fun.

While the drinks frequently change, the have included a carrot take on the Bloody Mary – the Carrot and Coriander Mary, which is served in a soup bowl and followed by a fresh grinder of pepper from one of the largest grinders in existence.

There is also the Tiramisu Flip, made with egg, dark rum, col brew coffee and cherry nut syrup.

 Due to the secrecy of the venue, it has proven difficult to find much more out about the bar and drinks, however, social media and review websites are ablaze with rave reviews.

Key Information

  • SPECIALITIES: Maximalist, high-concept, interactive serves
  • WEBSITE: Visit Here
  • PHONE NO: 0845 166 6036
  • ADDRESS: 10 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1JQ