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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South Coast progressive-thrash outfit.

Thu 27 Oct

Over-18s only

£5 / 0141 332 7304

Austin Lucas

The singer-songwriter from Bloomington, Indiana, plays a mixture of punk folk and country-rock.

Tue 18 Oct

£12 / 0141 332 7304

With The Dreaming Spires.


Lo-fi electro punk duo from the States.

Thu 13 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 7304


Post-punk pop by the four-piece group who originate from New York.

Mon 10 Oct

£8 / 0141 332 7304


Taut and angular post punk, taking cues from Magazine, The Cure et al. For fans of Savages, Eagulls, Editors.

Wed 5 Oct

£7 / 0141 332 7304


Freakwater's Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin first put their distinctive harmonies to tape under a swinging Kentucky country ham in Janet's parent's basement. That was 1985. Cassette tapes sometimes have a way of landing in the right hands. Hog Butcher To The World, a 1987 WNUR compilation contains a dulcimer-driven…

Wed 12 Oct

£11 / 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

The Lovely Eggs

Quirky DIY lo-fi duo from Lancaster.

Sat 12 Nov

£9 (£8) / 0141 332 7304

Ryley Walker

Indie folk sounds from Chicago's Ryley Walker, who has clear Tim Buckley influences scrawled across his music.

Tue 15 Nov

£10 / 0141 332 7304

With Itasca.


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