427 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG
  • Telephone 0141 332 7304
  • Bar open Sun–Fri 5pm–midnight; Sat noon–midnight.
  • Food served Sun–Fri 5pm–10pm; Sat noon–10pm.
  • Average price £11 (lunch); £11 (evening meal)
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2014 edition.

Closed in 2012, the Captain's Rest is much missed, as a bar and especially as a gig venue. But its effective successor Broadcast – situated much more centrally, practically eyeball-to-eyeball with nearest rival Nice 'n' Sleazy – promises to be just as cherished in time. Owners PCL, one of Scotland’s biggest concert promoters, have sagely let the kitchen out as a franchise, run by Sean Toner – previously at Crabshakk and many other Glasgow eateries before that. Realistic about the limited range of demand for good food on Sauchiehall St, he’s doing ambitious things within the narrow confines of pub grub – pizzas with Mediterranean toppings (up to two-feet large), homemade burgers from high-quality Andrew Reid beef and healthy, zesty salads. Most of the food and drink will be wolfed down pre or post gig but it may in time become as hot a ticket as the near-nightly shows downstairs.

  • High point: Glasgow can never have too many music bars …
  • Low point: but it's still not the Captain's Rest
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Live gigs in basement: rock, pop, indie, etc
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £11 per bottle

Event times

There are 10 events at this location

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Allsorts Cabaret April (Part One)

Cabaret mix-up featuring songs, comedy, burlesque and escapology.

Wed 7 Oct

Donation on exit / 0141 332 7304

Wed 4 Nov

Donation on exit / 0141 332 7304

Wed 2 Dec

Donation on exit / 0141 332 7304

Geek Pit

Acid, dubstep, breakcore and drum & bass.

Fri 2 Oct

£7 in advance; £10 on the door / 0141 332 7304

Featuring Anklepants, Beatwife and Prophet Zebadiah abu Obadian (Love Love Showcase).


Raw, stripped back guitar and bass duo Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad.

Wed 9 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 7304

Hop Along

Indie pop meets guitar grunge, touring their Painted Shut album.

Sat 31 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 7304

Jim Jones & the Righteous Mind

Rock noise from the five-piece.

Sun 4 Oct

Over-18s only

£11 / 0141 332 7304

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The King Khan & BBQ Show

Garage rock duo from Canada.

Tue 8 Sep

£12 / 0141 332 7304

Lightworks: Installation 3

Bass heavy music from Bushido, Ross Crammond, Robert Cowden and Kami-O.

Thu 10 Sep

Free / 07812918026

The Soft Moon

Neo post-punk from American performer Luis Vasquez.

Thu 22 Oct

£10 / 0141 332 7304

Surfer Blood

The alt rock quartet from Florida, who were originally christened Jabroni Sandwich, perform in support of the album 1000 Palms.

Fri 25 Sep

£8.50 / 0141 332 7304

With Eternal Summers.


Scuzzy psych rock and doom pop trio out of LA.

Fri 11 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 7304

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