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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Birra Moretti

Traditional bar hosting folk music, pub quizzes, live sports and club nights, with generous burgers, stone-baked pizzas and seriously cheesy macaroni.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

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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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 1 Apr

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

Sat 6 May

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

Sat 3 Jun

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

…and 5 more dates until 4 Nov


Upbeat country and bluegrass from this Vermont duo with a real back-porch vibe.

Tue 18 Apr

£9 / 0141 221 7705

Massaoke 80s Special

Join Massaoke for a celebration of the 80s! Sing along with the rest of the crowd as our amazing house band play two sets packed with surefire hits from the decade that brought us the New Romantics, Hair Metal and Synth Pop. Leg warmers and big hair not essential but encouraged

Fri 7 Apr

£11 some concessions / 0141 221 7705

Melting Pot

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

Sun 16 Apr

£12–£15 / 0141 221 7705

Easter Sunday special with special guest Mr Scruff (Keep it Unreal) all night long.

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 8 Apr

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

Sat 13 May

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

Sat 10 Jun

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

…and 18 more dates until 8 Dec 2018

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.

Stone Foundation

Northern soul band from the Midlands, rocking the old school rhythm'n'blues sound on Hammond and horns.

Sat 20 May

£13.50 / 0141 221 7705