- Telephone 0141 332 7304
- Bar open Sun–Fri 5pm–midnight; Sat noon–midnight.
- Food served Sun–Fri 5pm–10pm; Sat noon–10pm.
- Average price £11 (lunch); £11 (evening meal)
- Website www.broadcastglasgow.com
This review is taken from the current (2014) edition.
Closed in 2012, the Captain's Rest is much missed, as a bar and especially as a gig venue. But its effective successor Broadcast – situated much more centrally, practically eyeball-to-eyeball with nearest rival Nice 'n' Sleazy – promises to be just as cherished in time. Owners PCL, one of Scotland’s biggest concert promoters, have sagely let the kitchen out as a franchise, run by Sean Toner – previously at Crabshakk and many other Glasgow eateries before that. Realistic about the limited range of demand for good food on Sauchiehall St, he’s doing ambitious things within the narrow confines of pub grub – pizzas with Mediterranean toppings (up to two-feet large), homemade burgers from high-quality Andrew Reid beef and healthy, zesty salads. Most of the food and drink will be wolfed down pre or post gig but it may in time become as hot a ticket as the near-nightly shows downstairs.
- High point: Glasgow can never have too many music bars …
- Low point: but it's still not the Captain's Rest
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Live entertainment: Live gigs in basement: rock, pop, indie, etc
- Capacity: 40
- Largest group: 30
- Open since: 2012
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
- House wine: £11 per bottle
There are 31 events at this location
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Debut solo tour for punk sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow, who have toured with Blood Red Shoes, Yuck, Warpaint and Melissa Auf Der Maur.
Retro Americana and folk-rock by the Californian combo.
Californian alt rock quartet.
Glasgow-based trio specialising in energetic lo-fi garage rock.
The Besnard Lakes
This four-piece group who hail from Montreal performs its progressive rock originals.
He's been described as one of the best guitar players in the world and now, Carl Verheyen is back in Europe to play encore gigs after a very successful tour with new album Mustang Run.
Electronic duo Sam Ricketts & Tom Clark provide alternative ambient sounds from London.
Bristol indie five-piece with Foals and the Cure influences.
The Codeine Club Showcase
New live music showcase for Scottish bands and artists.
Mon 22 Sep
Irvine rock five-piece with an anthemic sound tinged with Celtic and proggy influences at times.
Stick thin country blues troubadour trawls the rock'n'roll gutter in fine Cash/Cohen style.
Danny & the Champions of the World
Retro rock, country and Americana.
E Of E
Crossover pop rock band who have toured with McBusted.
Erland and the Carnival
The London-based threesome performs its progressive folk material.
Old school soul with R&'B elements fronted by the explosive vocals of Koko-Jean Davis.
Guto Pryce of Super Furry Animals and Lindsey Leven create dreamy folk soundscapes.
The three-piece who hail from South Carolina perform alternative pop.
American group fusing jazz and soul with hip hop.
The singer-musician from Athens, Georgia, performs his alternative rock originals.
Lily & Madeleine
Singer-songwriter sisters Lily and Madeleine tour their self-titled LP.
Lust for Youth
Dark, cold, lo-fi Danish electro-pop trio.
Modern day Dixie, bluegrass, jazz, soul and blues from this Brooklyn singer-songwriter and Radio 2 favourite.
Indie/electro pop duo hailing from Saratoga Springs.
The psychedelic folk and pop threesome who originate from Boston, Massachusetts.
The Rural Alberta Advantage
The three-piece group who hail from Toronto performs indie-rock.
Punk and electro band from Nottingham.
Canterbury four-piece influenced by the Canterbury psych/prog/pastoral scene of the late 60s and early 70s.
The likes of Hector Bizerk, Tijuana Bibles, Atom Tree, The Holy Ghosts and Crash Club play this Tenement TV-promoted gig crawl, which takes in Nice'n'Sleazy, ABC2, Broadcast, Flat 0/1 and King Tut's
New York psychedelic rockers, tripping on all sorts of heavy spaced-out sounds.
Downbeat Americana from James Jackson Toth.