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 6 events at this location

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The band plays grungy rock and pop.

Wed 8 Mar 2017

£6–£8 / 0141 332 7304

With Veridian.

High Valley

Recently declared by Rolling Stone as a Country Artist You Need To Know, High Valley continue to catch the attention of critics, being named “Artist To Watch” by Taste of Country, CMT, Spotify and Pandora. With more than 6.6 million streams, lead single Make You Mine, named “Country Song of the Summer” by Billboard, has…

Tue 7 Feb 2017

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 7304


Folk trio from Portland.

Wed 1 Feb 2017

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 7304

The Label

Indie rock band who have worked with JP Reid of Marmaduke Duke, MEDALS and Sucioperro.

Thu 22 Dec

£5 / 0141 332 7304

With Caulder and Shredd.

On The House – Adesse Versions

A variety of music over two floors for NYE.

Sat 31 Dec

Saphire Notion

Soulful acoustic duo Jade Shields (vocals) and Chris Sheerin (guitar).

Wed 18 Jan 2017

£3 in advance; £6 on the door / 0141 332 7304

With Susan McCluskey, Samuel Logan and Andrea.