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)
  • Email
  • Website www.theadmiralbar.com
Photo of The Admiral
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Birra Moretti

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 6 events at this location

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Fil Campbell & Tom McFarland

Northern Ireland based singer/songwriter Fil Campbell performs a blend of acoustic pop, jazz, folk and traditional songs accompanied by Latin, African and Irish percussion, Tom McFarland.

Tue 1 May

£9 / 0141 221 7705

  • 20:00

The Office Quiz with Keith from The Office

Keith from The Office (Ewen MacIntosh) is your host for an evening of scotch eggs, bum bags and fiendish questions about everyone’s favourite paper merchants.

Thu 15 Mar

£5–£7 / 0141 221 7705

Part of Glasgow Comedy Festival.

Pretty Ugly

The Pretty Ugly girls play sexy, glamorous indie rock'n'roll, electro beats, 60s soul and experiment with some new artists to get everyone in the mood for dirty dancing.

Sat 10 Feb

£5–£6 before midnight and for students; £6 after midnight / 0141 221 7705

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 10 Mar

£5–£6 before midnight and for students; £6 after midnight / 0141 221 7705

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 14 Apr

£5–£6 before midnight and for students; £6 after midnight / 0141 221 7705

  • 23:00 – 03:00
…and 8 more dates until 8 Dec

Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra Plus Special Guests

Rob Heron play their own unique brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or “North Eastern Swing” as they’ve coined it.

Sun 22 Apr

£13.20 / 0141 221 7705

Room Two Presents Triumph

Room Two Presents Triumph will see the four resident DJs from Glasgow’s biggest weekly club night of the ‘90s reunite for one special evening.

Sat 28 Apr

£10.15 / 0141 221 7705

Strangeways Glasgow - Morrissey Aftershow

Scotlands longest on going Smiths and Morrissey night is hosting a post show party following the Morrissey show at the Hydro. These nights sell out well in advance so don't miss out.

Sat 17 Feb

£8.25 / 0141 221 7705