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 Closed Sun (unless event on)
  • 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.

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

Event times

There are 8 events at this location

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Ben Sures

A veteran of the contemporary folk and roots music scene who picked up a prize in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition, for his song 'Any Precious Girl' in 2005.

Tue 25 Oct

£8 / 0141 221 7705

Cam Penner & Jon Wood

The duo plays Americana and folk music with percussive elements and layered guitar.

Wed 30 Nov

£11.05–£13 / 0141 221 7705

Happy Moo Year

Our first fundraiser night, uniting vegans and vegetarians for a cruelty-free Christmas/New Year party! Supporting Earthlings Experience Scotland, Save Movement Scotland and Go Vegan Scotland, grab your ticket and join us for a night of fantastic music, brilliant company - not forgetting the obligatory seasonal…

Fri 30 Dec

£5.50 / 0141 221 7705

Melting Pot: A Tribute to The Paradise Garage

A tribute to Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage, with Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner.

Sat 5 Nov

£8 in advance; £10 on the door / 0141 221 7705

Melting Pot

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

Sat 5 Nov

£8 in advance; £10 on the door / 0141 221 7705

A Tribute to Larry Levan and The Paradise Garage with special guest. Part of The Stonewall Season

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 12 Nov

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

Sat 10 Dec

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

Sat 14 Jan 2017

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

…and 23 more dates until 8 Dec 2018

Strangeways - Smiths And Morrissey Disco

The last strangeways of the year and in the current format, come join us for a flower filled disco and the songs that saved your life. Free badges for the first 50

Fri 25 Nov

Stuart Cosgrove: Detroit 67

Stuart Cosgrove launches his book Detroit 67, reading excerpts and answering questions. Afterwards, there's a club night with Cosgrove, Lenny Harkins and Andrew Divine.

Sat 29 Oct

£5–£7 (Students £4) / 0141 221 7705