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

The 2014 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

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 14 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.

Fri 21 Nov

£11.20 / 0141 332 7304


An alternative LGBT night playing house, electro and disco.

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 332 7304

With DJs MILKY and Caity Cooper and visuals from Rachel Sharpe.

Bobby Tank

A glitchy electrofunk electronica mash-up, inspired by everything from dubstep to Michael Jackson.

Sat 22 Nov

£5 / 0141 332 7304


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

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Dr No's

Dr No's is back with a steady stream of the best in ska, rocksteady and 70s reggae.

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0141 332 7304

E Of E

Crossover pop rock band who have toured with McBusted.

Tue 25 Nov

£9–£22.40 / 0141 332 7304

The Excitements

Old school soul with R&B elements fronted by the explosive vocals of Koko-Jean Davis.

Mon 27 Oct

£13.44 / 0141 332 7304

Lily & Madeleine

Singer-songwriter sisters Lily and Madeleine tour their self-titled LP.

Mon 24 Nov

£10 / 0141 332 7304


Indie/electro pop duo hailing from Saratoga Springs.

Tue 18 Nov

£11.20 / 0141 332 7304

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The three-piece group who hail from Toronto performs indie-rock.

Sat 22 Nov

£10.08 / 0141 332 7304

Sleaford Mods

Punk and electro band from Nottingham.

Wed 5 Nov

£10.08 / 0141 332 7304

The Sound Of Sinners

New monthly indie/rock club night organised by SAY Award's Caroline Cooper and Glasvegas' Rab Allan.

Fri 31 Oct

£5 (Students £4) / 0141 332 7304

Hallowe'en launch party.

Wreckless Eric

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

Thu 11 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 7304

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