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 8 events at this location

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Allsorts Cabaret April (Part One)

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

Wed 6 May

Donation on exit / 0141 332 7304

Wed 3 Jun

Donation on exit / 0141 332 7304

Wed 1 Jul

Donation on exit / 0141 332 7304

…and 5 more dates until 2 Dec


Storming rock anthems from Arches.

Fri 1 May

£8 / 0141 332 7304

Making their debut with a new lineup and new material.

Cold City Cuts Label Showcase

A showcase for Glasgow digital house label, Cold City Cuts. With DJ sets from DJ Cold City Cuts, Alex-Ander and Jamies Thomson, plus a live set from Sirrahttam.

Fri 15 May

Free / 0141 332 7304


Lo-fi electro punk duo from the States.

Sun 14 Jun

£7 / 0141 332 7304


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

Wed 9 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 7304


Arkansas underground proggy gloom metallers.

Mon 1 Jun

£10 / 0141 332 7304

Sophie Rogers

Soulful vocals and catchy folk guitar melodies.

Fri 15 May

£6 / 0141 332 7304

With Kevin P Gilday, Miss Irenie Rose, Old Bohemia and Patersani.

Lauch of debut album Two Sides


Edinburgh post-metal band.

Sat 2 May

£5 / 0141 332 7304

With Rainfalls, Bosphorus and Kapil Seshasayee.

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