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 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

Event times

There are 9 events at this location

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Car Seat Headrest

The project of Seattle artist Will Toledo. With a vision that is both sweeping in scope and intimately personal, Car Seat Headrest embodies the DIY ethos at its best. The songs are often long and complex, but they are anchored in irresistible melodies and a piercing emotional directness.

Thu 23 Jun

£8 / 0141 332 7304

James Leg

Punked-up blues artist James Leg aka John Wesley Myers of Black Diamond Heavies.

Tue 7 Jun

£8 / 0141 332 7304


A blend of 60s and 70s funk sounds that wouldn't be out of place in a Tarantino soundtrack, Khruangbin are a trio from Houston.

Thu 20 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 7304

Laura Oakes | Glasgow

Laura Oakes UK Tour Broadcast, Glasgow with special guest Frankie Davies Plus support from Robbie Cavanagh 18th July 2016

Mon 18 Jul

£11 / 0141 332 7304

Loud Poets

Slam-style poetry devoid of pretension. Ages 15+.

Thu 9 Jun

£4 / 0141 332 7304

The Low Anthem

Folk rock trio from Providence, Rhode Island, featuring a strikingly diverse range of instruments from pump organ to Tibetan singing bowl.

Wed 13 Jul

£15 / 0141 332 7304

Luke & Mel + Gary Quinn | Glasgow

Luke & Mel + Gary Quinn Full band co-headline show. + support TBA

Tue 6 Sep

The Static Union

Epic indie from Glasgow.

Sun 31 Jul

£5 in advance; £6 on the door / 0141 332 7304

With Portalooth and Olympus.

Sunny Sense

Dystopian pop duo.

Mon 30 May

Free / 0141 332 7304

With Cows.