Glasgow gives New York a run for its money as the city that never sleeps. A night out here is guaranteed to be one to remember. We're a very sociable bunch in Glasgow and love nothing better than a drink with friends in a great local bar. Luckily there are lots of great local bars to choose from, so whether you're after a cocktail, a pint or simply a coffee there’s something in Glasgow for everyone.
Enjoy classy cocktails in any of Glasgow’s Merchant City bars and restaurants. This luxury locale is a favourite with those who dress to impress and drinks prices reflect the upmarket surroundings. For something cheap and cheerful head to the student bars on Sauchiehall Street for penny pinching pints and plates of chunky chips. Glasgow’s most frequented bars are those that offer mid-week bargains on food and drink. Make sure you sign up to our newsletter for various deals and discounts across the city.
Glasgow is often linked with live music with several celebrated venues across the city. Voted by Radio 1 as ‘UK’s Best Live Venue’ in 2002, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut is a long term favourite for music lovers who want to get up-close and personal with new and current bands. It was here in 1993 that Oasis were spotted and signed by Alan McGee.
For a good giggle head to The Stand Comedy Club on Woodlands Road. This cosy comedy venue is open 7 nights a week and features a varied programme from the best of Scottish and international talent.
To experience the 'real' Glasgow head to the Horseshoe Bar in Drury Street. Scottish favourites Travis used to rehearse upstairs before they found chart success and as a token of thanks, one of their Brit Awards is displayed behind the bar.
The King's Theatre and the Theatre Royal showcase various touring productions throughout the year and are most popular at Christmas when seasonal shows are often sold out. If glad rags are your thing then head to the Merchant City at the weekends, the lively gay scene there might be just up your street. The infamous "Pink Triangle" formed by Revolver, Bennets and the Polo Lounge is a hub of everything gay-friendly. Glasgow also holds an annual festival "Glasgay" in October with various celebrations happening across the city.
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