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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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 7 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

Chastity Belt

Tongue-in-cheek fourpiece, listing their influences as 'sex, violence and Nickelback'.

Fri 8 Sep

£11 / 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

Diet Cig

Slop pop music from the New York duo.

Wed 18 Oct

£8.50 / 0141 332 7304

Simon Joyner

Simon Joyner plus special guests live at Sneaky Pete's.

Mon 1 May

£7.50 / 0141 332 7304