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

Event times

There are 9 events at this location

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Back In The Garage

Garage-punk extravaganza in aid of Alzheimer's Scotland with External Menace, Media Whores, Reaction, Reverse Cowgirls, The Performance Enhancing Suppositories, 4 Past Midnight, The Zips, The Cundeez and DJ Danny Mac.

Sat 4 Mar

Dawson Reigns And The Rising // Glasgow

2COUNTRY & NASHVILLE ACCESS In Association With FULL CIRCLE TOURING Present DAWSON REIGNS and THE RISING with GARY QUINN + Special Guests 2016 saw the British country scene grow not just steadily but it exploded. With Country2Country, Buckles & Boots and FSA Fest all seeing their audiences swell, the chart…

Wed 22 Mar


The band plays grungy rock and pop.

Wed 8 Mar

£6–£8 / 0141 332 7304

With Veridian.

The Luci Baines Band

Rock and soul band.

Fri 24 Feb

£8 / 0141 332 7304

Nathan Grisdale - Glasgow

Nathan Grisdale is back on tour in March 2017! There are two tickets available for this show - Standard and VIP. The VIP package includes early access, a meet & greet with Nathan, photo opportunities and some other treats! VIP entry is one hour before standard ticket holders. For more information, please…

Tue 7 Mar


Jangley indie pop from Manchester's Pins.

Fri 14 Apr

£10 / 0141 332 7304

Sweet And Tender Hooligans

SWEET AND TENDER HOOLIGANS IN CONCERT: As the "ultimate tribute to Morrissey and the Smiths," LA-based Sweet and Tender Hooligans have been paying homage to the legendary British indie band for more than two decades with their finely crafted tribute show. Performing to sold-out crowds throughout the US and UK, frontman…

Mon 13 Mar


Swansea garage rockers.

Wed 1 Mar

£6 Pre Sale / 0141 332 7304

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