Whether you’re after a quiet pint in a traditional pub, a sophisticated wine bar or a vibrant nightclub where you can dance the night away, our guide to Falkirk’s nightlife has you covered.
Nightlife in Falkirk
Wine connoisseurs will find plenty of floral, fruity and full-bodied flavours to study at The Wine Library on Princes Street. Alongside a bevvy of bottles sourced from independent wine houses, this family-owned bar also boasts an excellent array of beers, spirits and soft drinks to satisfy every palette. Plus, their regular wine tasting events and delectable food menu filled with cured meats, cheese boards, bread and seafood make this a sophisticated spot to spend your evening.
With its town centre location, welcoming atmosphere and fantastic value for money deals across its food offering, Johnston’s Bar Bistro is the ideal spot to start your night. European favourites feature heavily on the menu, including some Scottish classics – haggis, neeps and tatties, anyone? – with plenty of colourful cocktails and wines to whet your whistle too.
A cool and contemporary bar on Melville Street, Behind the Wall is the place to go if you fancy a serving of live music and comedy alongside your pint of craft beer. With three bars across two levels, this spacious venue caters to just about everyone. You can grab a bite to eat while the little ones unleash their energy in the soft play, kick back with a drink in the heated beer garden or conservatory, or head down on a Friday or Saturday to dance the night away.
Pubs in Falkirk
With a well-stocked bar serving quality ales and fantastic views across the canal locks, the aptly named The Canal Inn offers up a traditional pub experience. The humble exterior gives way to a beamed ceiling and open coal fire, making it the perfect setting for those brisk Scottish nights. Plus, it’s just a short walk from our Falkirk Central hotel.
If it’s fine beers, ales and malts you’re after, then make your way to The Woodside Inn on High Station Road. Serving locals since 1827, this watering hole has retained much of its original charms with woodwork features that have been in place for over a hundred years. When the sun is shining, there’s few better places to be than in the lovingly cared-for beer garden, while regular events, such as the Tuesday poker night and fortnightly pub quiz has your entertainment covered.
Next to the Howgate Shopping Centre, The Wheatsheaf Inn is the ideal spot to refresh after a day spent bargain hunting. Reportedly Falkirk’s oldest pub, the wood-panelled bar serves up a rotating selection of guest beers sourced from Scottish and English micro-breweries.
Falkirk may be blessed with a rich history and heritage, but it also knows how to throw one hell of a party once the sun goes down. One of the biggest and best nightclubs in town is Warehouse on Burnbank Road. Open until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays, the venue hosts a range of live music, club nights and karaoke events, with a varied selection of music genres and generous drink packages.
Another late-night weekend offering is Storm Nightclub on Meadow Street. No matter what your musical tastes, you’re sure to find the right tunes to throw your shapes to here. Three rooms offer up different sounds and atmospheres, including the Main Room that pumps out club classics and the latest hits, the VIP Room where the resident DJ will play your requests, and the retro-styled Images Room, where you can hear old classics and singalongs, complete with screens showing those unforgettable music videos.