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Suggestions needed for after 5 on Friday/Saturday nights in Glasgow...

I will be in Glasgow for only 2 nights mid/late April 20-22). I've planned to do & see loads of wonderful things & places until 5 p.m., but after 5pm is completely open. I am a single female/early 40's & traveling solo, so any thoughts/ideas on what to do after 5pm on a Friday & Saturday night are appreciated! I like good eats, pints & pubs, walking tours, museums, art, shows, etc...anything where being solo won't be 'odd' or unsafe. I have Googled aplenty, but public attractions seem to all close around 5 pm, and I'm a wee past the age to go clubbing until dark-thirty :)

Thanking you in advance! --Ashley

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If it is a nice evening, consider strolling the Buchanan Street pedestrian zone. Shops and art/craft galleries are open until 7 if you enjoy window-shopping, and there are lots of pubs and restaurants. As well as excellent buskers when we were there in May. We walked the length twice, trying to choose a spot for dinner. We eventually settled on an Italian place off of Buchanan, but we enjoyed the walk.

It felt very safe.

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Try to stop by The Babbity Bowster - great little pub, and you may catch some music!

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I’m staying at the Alexander Thomson, on Argyle Street, near Glasgow central train station. (Appreciating all the suggestions here as well!)

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There are good restaurants up a few streets in the Bothwell Street area, Hope Street has a number of pubs.

King Tut's Wah Wah hut is a Glasgow institution.

You might consider some of the walking tours, there are some ghost tours that run at night. And also some on the buildings designed by the architect the hotel is named for.

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If you fancy the best ice cream in the UK (made on-site), either after 5PM or before, make your way a bit west to Café Nardini, at 205 Byres Rd, half a block south from the Hillhead subway station. They have everything from a simple cup or cone, to giant, elaborate sundaes.