Located on the first floor of Glasgow’s stunning Corinthian Club on Ingram Street, Charlie Parker’s is a luxurious cocktail lounge which serves up its concoctions with a side order of ebony and ivory, thanks to the nightly live piano music. If cocktails aren’t your thing, I’m sure one of the beers, ciders or wines will take your fancy, or even one of the bar snacks which are served until 03:00.
The building, which housed the Union Bank headquarters for decades, is seeping in history and this venue’s name references both the legendary jazz saxophonist and a similarly named stylish Glasgow bar of the 1970s, which I am reliably informed was THE place to be seen at that time. The interior of the entire structure is visually dazzling, and if you want somewhere extra special to start or end the night in a relaxing environment, I’d wholeheartedly recommend Charlie Parker’s.
Admittedly, I’m no cocktail connoisseur but I’ve certainly always enjoyed the brews mixed here! As far as suggestions for a tipple go, behind the bar they recommend the Sea Salt Martini, featuring Tanqueray Gin and Noilly Prat Vermouth. And who am I to argue with Charlie Parker?