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

The 2016/17 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

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

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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Aldous Harding

The singer-songwriter who hails from Lyttleton, New Zealand, performs her acid folk material.

Thu 25 May

£10 / 0141 332 7304


The three-piece from London comprising of Joe Banfi, Aaron Graham and Chris McCuaig plays its pop rock compositions.

Sun 10 Sep

£7 / 0141 332 7304

Cassia + special guests

Scruff of the Neck presents

Tue 6 Jun

£6.60 / 0141 332 7304

The Courtneys

The power-pop trio from Vancouver performs in support of its second album, The Courtneys II.

Wed 31 May

£10 / 0141 332 7304

Josh Doyle

British-American singer-songwriter.

Tue 25 Apr

£9–£9.25 / 0141 332 7304


Jangley indie pop from Manchester's Pins.

Fri 14 Apr

£10 / 0141 332 7304

Saint Huck

Glasgow band that play a blend of blues, folk, country and Americana.

Sun 9 Apr

£5–£6 / 0141 332 7304

With The Step Brothers, Andrew Nicol and Alan Tennie.

Uk Country Live! Presents Ashton Lane

Ashton Lane are husband and wife duo, Esther and Tim O'Connor and they are part of a new wave of homegrown modern country music originating in the UK. 2016 saw them perform at the famous Country 2 Country festival in London, plus receive nominations in 2 categories at this years BCMA (British Country Music Awards) for…

Sat 22 Apr