Top 7 Live Music Venues in Glasgow

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Sauchiehall Street is at the centre of Glasgow nightlife, with some of the most popular clubs and music venues in and around it, but if you’ve not ventured far out you may not be aware of some of the greatest music venues Glasgow has to offer…

Stereo

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Nestled into Renfield Lane in Glasgow’s city centre is the vegan café, bar and late-night gig & club venue. They’ve got a fantastic menu from sandwiches and soups to pizzas, all guilt-free and vegan! With Dear Green Coffee Roasters in their grinder and a fantastic selection of international and locally brewed craft beers, you’ll be spoilt for choice of a pick-me-up before your favourite artist takes the stage, with SWMRS coming up this October, and Sinkane a little closer this September!

How to get there: 22-28 Renfield Ln, Glasgow G2 6PH
Capacity:
300

The Glad Café

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Just inside the Shawlands area of south Glasglow, The Glad Café is the proud winner of the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards Best Performing Arts Venue in Scotland, and we can see why! Their superb menu is mouth-wateringly delicious, and their stage welcomes in some of the best musical and theatrical talent, local and international alike. Some of their upcoming shows are Smiths tribute act Frankly, The Smiths, as well as Irish singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy.

How to get there: 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG
Capacity:  
120

Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

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One of the prominent features of Glasgow’s Sauchiehall street, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy music venue has it all. Great south American food (with vegan and gluten free options!) at their restaurant Squid & Whale, fantastic talent on-stage and poster-plastered walls creating that perfect atmospheric and intimate gig feel. Grab some food before you watch one of their great acts, like Shanti Powa or Desert Storm coming up this month!

How to get there: 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3LG
Capacity:
150

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

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For nearly thirty years King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut has been at the forefront of music in Glasgow. It’s seen the start of some of the biggest names in music, from Oasis (who were actually signed at the venue in 1993), to The Killers, My Chemical Romance and Biffy Clyro. It has been named as “quite possibly the finest small venue in the world” by NME, and was listed as one of New York Magazine’s #7 visit-before-you-die locations – above that of Mount Kilimanjaro or swimming with hippos in Botswana.

Undoubtedly a legendary venue, you absolutely cannot miss out on going to King Tut’s at least once in your lifetime. Grab tickets to see modern punk bands The Maine or Waterparks playing their stage soon and get a chance to climb their legendary stairs!

How to get there: 272A St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5RL
Capacity:
300

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre

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The Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre is a charming open-air music venue in the centre of Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park, and is known for putting on some outstanding outdoor shows, having hosted Sir Tom Jones, Primal Scream and Billy Ocean in the past. Perfect for sipping down a cool drink whilst basking in the light of the setting sun, with music playing below you on stage, make the most of summers end by grabbing tickets to see guitar icon Seasick Steve or the Pixies perform!

How to get there: Kelvin Way, Glasgow G12 8NR
Capacity:
2500

Audio

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Located under the streets of Glasgow, alongside the hidden tunnels that lie underneath the city is Audio, a rock and metal club venue. They offer a brilliant array of gigs mixed in with regular club nights 7 days a week, perfect for anyone looking for a night of headbanging tunes whatever the day is! Get tickets to see Luna The Professor’s first headline show in Glasgow, or see out Pay No Respect on their last ever tour!

How to get there: 14 Midland St, Glasgow G1
Capacity:
200

The Garage

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Scotland’s largest nightclub and staple in Glasgow’s music scene, The Garage has hosted some of the biggest musical legends, from Prince to Marilyn Manson and every genre in between. With their 8 different rooms and 11 bars, the nightly club events and regular gig nights, something is always happening at the music venue on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street. They have been bestowed with a Gold Award from the Best Bar None awards and it’s really hard not to see why, so make sure you get tickets soon to see one of their fantastic guest acts like Young Guns, Dodie or Blackbear perform there this year!

How to get there: 490 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3LW
Capacity:
700

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