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
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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
  • 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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Divine!

Glasgow's longest-running club residency brings you a monthly dose of northern soul, heavyweight funk, Tamla Motown, 60s freakbeat, dynamite ska, easy listening and psychedelic soundtracks.

Sat 3 Jun

£5 before midnight; £7 after (Students £4) / 0141 221 7705

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 1 Jul

£5 before midnight; £7 after (Students £4) / 0141 221 7705

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 5 Aug

£5 before midnight; £7 after (Students £4) / 0141 221 7705

  • 23:00 – 03:00
…and 3 more dates until 4 Nov

Glasgow Skeptics - Energy Myth Busting

In this lively talk for Glasgow Skeptics, engineer George Loumakis from Glasgow Caledonian University explores what's fact and what's fiction in energy and environmental science.

Mon 12 Jun

Free / 0141 221 7705

18+ Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Melting Pot

All things disco-house from residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner.

Sat 24 Jun

£10 in advance; £12 on the door / 0141 221 7705

With special guest John Morales (NYC, M+M Mix)

  • 23:00 – 03:00

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 Jun

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

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 8 Jul

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

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 12 Aug

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

  • 23:00 – 03:00
…and 16 more dates until 8 Dec 2018

Secret North

A musical collaboration with six world-class musicians from Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia.

Mon 19 Jun

£11.21 / 0141 221 7705

  • 19:30

Sounds of Room Two Live - Summer 2017

After our tremendous party in March, Room Two returns on Saturday 17 June 2017 for another journey through the best house music of the last 30 years.

Sat 17 Jun

£9.05 / 0141 221 7705

That 70s Massaoke

Dig out your flares and boogie woogie disco wear as Massaoke takes you on a journey back to the 70s. From glam to punk, from disco to rock, our band will be playing the biggest 70s hits EVER! And remember, this isn't karaoke, this is MASSAOKE where the crowd all sing along as ONE!

Fri 2 Jun

£11 some concessions / 0141 221 7705