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 9 events at this location

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Allsorts Cabaret

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

Wed 7 Oct

Donation on exit / 0141 332 7304

Tue 13 Oct

Free / 0141 332 7304

Wed 4 Nov

Donation on exit / 0141 332 7304

Wed 2 Dec

Donation on exit / 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

Keston Cobblers Club

Folk pop five-piece from Kent.

Thu 15 Oct

£10 / 0141 332 7304

With Wildflowers.

Lightworks: Installation IV

A night of hip hop and experimental music. Featuring Dressin Red, Tuscan Whale, PHOENE and Kami-O.

Thu 8 Oct

Free / 0141 332 7304

The Lovely Eggs

Quirky DIY lo-fi duo from Lancaster.

Thu 26 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 7304


They encourage you to 'expect disco weaponry all night long'.

Fri 9 Oct

£3 before midnight; £5 after / 0141 332 7304

First birthday party with Dicky Trisco.


Indie electro from Newcastle.

Sat 24 Oct

£6 / 0141 332 7304

With Apache Darling.

The Soft Moon

Neo post-punk from American performer Luis Vasquez.

Thu 22 Oct

£10 / 0141 332 7304

Sweet White

Sweet White tour in support of their latest EP Monet.

Mon 12 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 7304

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