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.

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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 4 events at this location

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The Annual Room Two Christmas Party

The Annual Room Two Christmas Party takes place at The Admiral Bar's fantastic basement venue on Saturday, 18 December 2021! It’s our second and final party of the year and will take place from 10pm until 4am – six hours of amazing music for the original and best clubbing crowd in Scotland. Please be aware that all our…

Sat 18 Dec

£10 / 0141 221 7705


Comedy songs from brothers Tommy and Ed.

Sat 1 Jan 2022

£10 / 0141 221 7705


Live Rock Event. The Admiral Bar has become a home from home in terms of the atmosphere I enjoy most enjoy. Very reminiscent of early KMO gigs Energy, vitality and spontaneity. 'Will be great'…my sales pitch.

Wed 1 Dec

£20 / 0141 221 7705

Thu 2 Dec

£20 / 0141 221 7705

Fri 3 Dec

£20 / 0141 221 7705

One Way Ticket to Trashville

Always a Hit Records Presents: One way Ticket to Trashville. Featuring Live Music from Glasgow based Rockabilly band The Hurricanes, Live Danger show with Charlie Atlas and Burlesque Performers.

Fri 19 Nov

£8.50 / 0141 221 7705

  • 19:30 – 00:00