The countdown is finally over – you don’t need to sit outside with a rain poncho on huddled under an umbrella to consume your favourite tipple.

Thanks to the Scottish Government giving the go-ahead for Inverclyde to enter Level 2, you can now meet six people from up to three households in an indoor place such as a bar, café or restaurant.

Those still willing to brave the elements can meet up in groups of up to eight people from eight households outdoors.

Inverclyde have been fortunate enough to have had some beer gardens to enjoy over the last few weeks.

But, for those looking to sit inside, here are just eight places now serving alcohol indoors.

WEST End, Greenock

A popular bar and eatery on West Blackhall Street, they have an abundance of cocktails and other drinks catering to a wide variety of audiences.

Bookings are required as it can fill up quickly!

Call 01475 866600 to book.


Operating under brand-new management, this Cathcart Street bar is now offering an extensive cocktail list with over 50 tantalising tipples.

Bookings can be made via OpenTable.

The Albany

Popular with families as it offers an excellent food menu, The Albany also serves up some brilliant drinks.

Bookings are required and can be made by calling 01475 866100.

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A Port Glasgow favourite, this Scarlow Street watering hole is back serving customers indoors.

Wemyss Bay Station Bar

At the other side of Inverclyde is Wemyss Bay bar. A cosy spot operating from Wemyss Bay station, it’s a favourite of travellers heading across the water or jumping on a train.

The Green Oak

Another popular Greenock spot, The Green Oak on Inverkip Street are back serving customers tipples of all types.

Chaplains – Victoria Suite

Just up the road,  Chaplains staff are back serving classic drinks and some new favourites to customers old and new.

Cleats Bar

A Kempock Street favourite, Cleats is back in business, serving customers in Gourock. Offering stunning views over the Clyde, no bookings are necessary, customers are welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis.