Best bars for live music in Glasgow

Best for Live Music in Glasgow

Bloc+ / credit: Harvey Murray

The city's best spots for good grub and good tunes

Tiplists

From quirky vegan hangouts hosting sessions with local musicians to late night music bars with good food offerings, Glasgow has a whole range of restaurants and cafés playing live music at all hours.

Bloc+
A bastion of live music within the Glasgow music scene, Bloc+ is often the first place to see new and young local acts – for those that like it unashamedly counterculture.

The Hug and Pint
Impressive vegan dishes with added zing and live music in the downstairs venue create a winning formula for this St George's Cross neighbourhood hangout.

Nice'n'Sleazy
With plenty of live action, a rare wall-mounted CD jukebox and DJs spinning the best of indie, Sleazy's is the lifeblood and the standard within the Glasgow music scene.

The Rum Shack
One of the Southside's best bars, where you can sip excellent beer and quality rum as you watch the area's best soul, blues and acoustic performers.

Stereo
Chilled-out city centre café-bar serving an entirely vegan food menu with a packed programme of live music and club nights in the downstairs venue.

The Winged Ox

East End bar in Saint Luke's, the former church housing an intriguing multi-purpose venue for music and the arts, dishing up a US-inspired menu to a lineup of live music.

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

25th Edition published April 2018. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
A The Hug and Pint
171 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9AW
Impressive vegan dishes with added zing and live music create a winning formula for this St George's Cross neighbourhood hangout.
B The Rum Shack
657–659 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AB
Not even just a little bit of the Caribbean in the Southside The Rum Shack is either the new reason to go to the Southside or your new favourite neighbourhood bar.
C Nice'n'Sleazy
421 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG
Atmospheric and distinctive late-night bar offering a great lineup of gigs and club nights, bargain drinks and Mexican-inspired food menu courtesy of the Squid & Whale.
D Bloc+
117 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 2SZ
By day the Mad Chef serves dogs, burgers, street eats and exciting vegan options; by night there's live music, DJs, lots of craft beer and drink promos.
E Stereo
20–28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 5AR
Chilled-out bar serving an entirely vegan food menu with a packed programme of live music and club nights in the downstairs venue.
F Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox
17 Bain Square, Calton, Glasgow, G40 2JZ

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