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 8 events at this location

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Boo Hewerdine & Darden Smith

The two singer-songwriters reunite after 30 years.

Wed 12 Jun

£16.88 / 0141 221 7705

The Delta Bombers Ain't Misbehavin' With Danny "o" & the Astrotones

USA legends The Delta Bombers return to Scotland for one night only!!

Wed 10 Jul

£12.50 / 0141 221 7705

Folky Macfolk Face-Album Launch

With their debut on the Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections 2017 which recieved a "Highly Commended" rating from the judges, Folky MacFolk Face launched themeselves onto the folk and traditional music scene. Their debut album "When Night Falls" with its blend of original Scottish, Irish and Transatlantic songs has been…

Sat 1 Jun

£6 / 0141 221 7705


Probably the UK’s best comedy-pirate-geek-rock duo, brothers Tommy and Ed write catchy songs and lyrics packed with fast-paced one-liners.

Thu 13 Jun

£10 / 0141 221 7705

Nathan Bell

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

Thu 17 Oct

£14.63 / 0141 221 7705

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 11 May

£5–£6 / 0141 221 7705

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 8 Jun

£5–£6 / 0141 221 7705

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 13 Jul

£5–£6 / 0141 221 7705

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Simply Thrilled

Club night playing music from the alternative Scottish music scene.

Fri 5 Jul

£5.50 some concessions / 0141 221 7705

Spotlight Variety Show

A musical variety show.

Fri 31 May

£12–£15 / 0141 221 7705