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 5 events at this location

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Bowie 75 @the Admiral Bar

CentralStationtoStation @theadmiralbar Bowie75 Charity Event 08/01/2022 All Profits to the Beatson Clinic We have two ticket tiers: Standard Admission £7 Admission & Our Limited edition T-Shirt with our exclusive logo £25 Tickets on sale 28/11/2021 at 5:15 pm (the Angels have gone). About the night: To honour the 75th…

Sat 30 Apr

£7.70 / 0141 221 7705

Covid Dance Nights - Charity Club Event

After nearly 2 years and many live streams, we will dance together. We are throwing a party to bring you all together and raise funds for the COVID charity, COVID:Aid.

Sat 26 Feb

£10 / 0141 221 7705

Gary Little

Recognised as one of the most consistent and funny acts in Scottish comedy, Gary Little is recognised as a master storyteller, and is a regular headliner at many of the top comedy clubs in the UK. Gary regularly sells out his Edinburgh Fringe and Glasgow Comedy Festival Shows, so join him for a for a one hour solo show in…

Sat 19 Mar

£13.20–£47.08 / 0141 221 7705


Comedy songs from brothers Tommy and Ed.

Sun 1 Jan 2023

£10 / 0141 221 7705

Room Two Presents Music Is The Answer

Formerly known as the Annual Room Two Christmas Party! This party was originally meant to take place at The Admiral Bar's fantastic basement venue on Saturday, 18 December 2021. But like so many things in life just now, Covid shafted it. It will now take place on Saturday, 12 March 2022, still at our favourite venue, The…

Sat 12 Mar

£10 / 0141 221 7705