The Admiral

The Admiral
72a Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA
  • Telephone 0141 221 7705
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 11am–midnight; Fri/Sat 11am–3am. Closed Sun unless event on
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–8pm
  • Average price £10 (lunch); £10 (evening meal)
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Traditional bar hosting folk music, pub quizzes, live sports and club nights, with generous burgers, stone-baked pizzas and seriously cheesy macaroni.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This traditionally fronted bar located in the city's financial district doesn't need attention-grabbing A-boards to draw in crowds for lunch or post-work drinks. Inside the domed ceiling is reminiscent of a ship's hull, with stained-glass windows hinting at the buildings maturity. The menu offers generously portioned burgers, pizzas and sandwiches, with a weekly selection of specials. The New Yorker ciabatta is crammed with pastrami, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese while the Wolf of Waterloo Street burger tops a high-quality beef patty with a hefty slab of haggis and a wheel of chorizo. Behind the bar there's a focus on Scottish craft beer and Scottish gins, as well as a growing selection of rum choices. With several booths equipped with their own TVs, tables book up fast for big games. A pub quiz, live folk and regular club nights in the venue complete the live entertainment.

  • High point: Original burger topping combinations
  • Low point: Draught beer a little uninspiring
  • Notable dish: The Wolf of Waterloo Street burger – beef burger, haggis, chorizo, mozzarella, chilli sauce
  • Average price: £10 (lunch); £10 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 80 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Disco, funk, 80s and 90s indie.
  • Live entertainment: Live folk, club nights, quiz night
  • Capacity: 130
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2005
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £10 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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Ain't Misbehavin' Rockabilly Heaven

3 top Rockin' bands, John Lewis, The Sureshots & Jan Svensson (AKA Wild Fire Willie) together again in Scotland FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

Fri 20 Sep

£12.50 / 0141 221 7705

Born To Run: Boss70

What better way to celebrate Springsteen's 70th Birthday than a night jam packed with THE best of The Boss! You will hear his solo material,The E Street Band, His favourite covers and The Seeger Sessions! A DJ set and visual tribute to The Boss. 7:30pm-11:30pm Tickets £10

Sat 21 Sep

£11 / 0141 221 7705


Bi-monthly progressive 60s and rare soul club.

Sat 31 Aug

£6 (Students £4) / 0141 221 7705

  • 20:00 – 01:00

Sat 26 Oct

£6 (Students £4) / 0141 221 7705

  • 20:00 – 01:00

Sat 28 Dec

£6 (Students £4) / 0141 221 7705

  • 20:00 – 01:00
…and 2 more dates until 25 Apr 2020

Glasgow Skeptics Presents: Happy Birthday Tranquility Base

Only 24 humans have ever gone to the Moon. Only twelve of those have walked on the surface of our nearest neighbour. One brought some tartan along for the ride. Journey with a space-race geek who never got to see a Saturn V fly and still won't forgive himself for missing a Space Shuttle launch. How did we do it? Why did…

Mon 22 Jul

Free / 0141 221 7705

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Nathan Bell

Singer-songwriter and specialist in Americana from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Thu 17 Oct

£14.63 / 0141 221 7705

The Room Two Classic House Night

To get rid of those post-summer blues, we're throwing another Room Two Classic House party on Saturday 28 September at our favourite home, The Admiral Bar.

Sat 28 Sep

£8 / 0141 221 7705

Simply Thrilled - August 2019

Simply Thrilled is carving it's name as a go to night for fans of modern Scottish Music following a successful launch and two sell out nights our fourth night will be held on the 16th of August in the Admiral Bar basement club. This night follows the summer sessions event in Bellahouston Park with The Cure, Mogwai and the…

Fri 16 Aug

£5.50 some concessions / 0141 221 7705