- Telephone 0141 221 7705
- Bar open Mon–Thu 11am–midnight; Fri/Sat 11am–3am; Sun 12.30–6pm.
- Food served Mon–Sun noon–8pm.
- Average price £11 (lunch); £11 (evening meal)
- Website www.theadmiralbar.com
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
This increasingly popular bar has something of a twin persona: there’s the pint and pub lunch side of its character in the traditionally decorated ground level, and then there’s the clubbing side, which sees punters pack into the basement for world-renowned DJs at one of the many monthly nights. Music is at the heart of the pub and there’s an eclectic mix playing in the bar too. The ground level has recently been refurbished, with a raised area taken out, making a long stretch of tables and high benches ideal for watching football. The menu has had a facelift too, with a huge range of burgers on offer for the lunchtime and early evening crowd – including a Thai chicken option consisting of a juicy patty packed with coriander and chilli. A 2-for-1 pizza deal has huge appeal, but there’s plenty of options beyond that. Well worth a visit, whether the occasion is tame or wild.
- High point: Destination clubbing venue
- Low point: A bit far away from everywhere else
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- Private dining: Up to 80 covers
- Provides: Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Live music, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Dance/indie
- Capacity: 200
- Largest group: 80
- House wine: £9.30 per bottle
There are 22 events at this location
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Adventures in Paradise
Soul, funk and disco from Glasgow label Big Break Records (BBR) and residents Wayne Dickson, Malcolm McKenzie and Roddie Gibb.
Sat 22 Jun
The singer-songwriter and guitarist from Callander performs folk.
The five piece band includes a variety of instruments such as pipes, flute, fiddle, mandolin, whistle and vocals.
Be Bop Bairns
An open mic night, as it were, for younger kids, who can show off their best moves, recite a poem or tell a wee joke, plus there's loads of fun with crafts, face painting and food to keep the energy up.
Glasgow's longest-running club residency brings you a monthly dose of northern soul, heavyweight funk, Tamla Motown, 60s freakbeat, dynamite ska, easy listening and psychedelic soundtracks.
Dr Mango & the Chickpeas
Scottish and French-Canadian traditional and contemporary music.
Nine-piece band playing the sounds of the 50s and 60s.
Acoustic folk singer-songwriter Hayes has performed alongside the likes of Nanci Griffith, Jools Holland and Van Morrison.
Underground club night with residents ommi and Gary playing the full spectrum from funk to techno.
A biweekly event where speakers expound on science, pseudoscience, politics and policy to increase public understanding and engagement of these issues.
Jenna Reid & Kevin MacKenzie
The Shetland-born fiddle player, known for her work with Filska and Dóchas, is joined by guitarist Kevin MacKenzie for marches, reels and more.
Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter who is also the voice of Old Blind Dogs.
Judy Dinning & Kenny Speirs
Singer Dinning (ex-Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies) joins forces with Borders guitarist/singer Speirs.
American roots/folk singer-songwriter performs emotional, lovelorn laments.
Live at the Star Showcase
A selection of new folk talent.
Scottish and Irish music via Australia from Bushby.
Traditional and contemporary folk from the Cumbrian singer and BBC Folk Awards Finalist.
Folk band combining British and Canadian culture, delivering traditional music with a modern twist.
The Pretty Ugly girls will be playing sexy, glamorous indie rock'n'roll, electro beats, 60s soul and experimenting with some new artists to get everyone in the mood for dirty dancing.
Fiery fiddle-playing combined with vocals to give an excellent selection of traditional Scottish music.
A five piece line-up from Lanarkshire performing traditional Scottish, Irish and American music together with some of their own material.