427 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG
  • 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)
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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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

Event times

There are 6 events at this location

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Bristol indie five-piece with Foals and the Cure influences.

Sun 30 Nov

£9 / 0141 332 7304


Irvine rock five-piece with an anthemic sound tinged with Celtic and proggy influences at times.

Sat 29 Nov

£6 / 0141 332 7304

Ex Hex

Energetic rock'n'roll trio from Washington DC.

Fri 13 Feb 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 7304

Jack and the'

Catchy orchestral pop from the Edinburgh band.

Mon 8 Dec

£6 at the door / 0141 332 7304

James Veck-Gilodi

James Veck-Gilodi and Max Britton performing under the collective name of James Veck-Gilodi.

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Wreckless Eric

Punk era survivor, best known for his hit 'Whole Wide World'.

Thu 11 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 7304

With Sterling Roswell.

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