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 26 events at this location
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Acid Mothers Temple
'Motor-psycho' guitar action, ethnic drones and throat singing from this cult Japanese psychedelic group.
Mon 23 Oct
The three-piece from London comprising of Joe Banfi, Aaron Graham and Chris McCuaig plays its pop rock compositions.
Sun 10 Sep
Birdcloud v Mishka Shubaly
Double bill of irreverence from Birdcloud and Mishka Shubaly.
Sun 3 Sep
Canada Day 150 Events
Happy Birthday Canada! On Sat 1 July Canada turns 150, join in celebrations taking place across the globe with Canada Day After Parties hosted in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh. #projectmoose150. If you need a ride home after the celebrations take advantage of our special discount code for UBER and get £10 off your…
Sat 1 Jul
Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 7304
Get ready for Casey Lowry to steal your heart with his infectious 'California Brunch Pop' tunes. Casey's tour hits Glasgow on the 23/08/17.
Wed 23 Aug
£8 / 0141 332 7304
Tongue-in-cheek fourpiece, listing their influences as 'sex, violence and Nickelback'.
Fri 8 Sep
The Brighton-based threesome performs its own take on pop music.
Fri 13 Oct
£9 / 0141 332 7304
Modular synths and dark electro-pop melodies from Erika M Anderson
Fri 6 Oct
Housewives + Support
Grey Lantern + Interior Present: Housewives + Support
Fri 25 Aug
The Jasmine Minks & The Jazz Butcher Quartet
A double-headliner featuring two acts from the indie-punk label Creation Records.
Fri 20 Oct
£12.10 / 0141 332 7304
Blues, country and gospel from Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Tue 25 Jul
Country blues performed with punk rock attitude from this anti-folk stalwart of New York's Sidewalk Cafe.
Sat 26 Aug
£13.20 / 0141 332 7304
The Legendary Shack Shakers
The American rockabilly/blues band performs.
Fri 30 Jun
£15.40 / 0141 332 7304
Listener Thursday 17th August The Flapper Birmingham £9 adv // 7pm
Tue 22 Aug
Micah P Hinson and The Holy Strangers
Americana singer and guitarist.
Tue 19 Sep
£16.50 / 0141 332 7304
The Scottish singer-songwriter performs honest, catchy indie pop.
Sun 25 Jun
Scott Hirsch & Michael Chapman
Together on a bill for the first time, two artists who share a musical cosmos but who's orbits hadn't yet collided: Scott Hirsch, California native who has long travelled the world's highways with Hiss Golden Messenger, for whom he plays bass guitar and is the sonic ear behind much of the production work for past albums…
Mon 4 Sep
Show Me The Body
The three-piece from New York City perform its hardcore material.
Fri 23 Jun
Scott Kannberg is a musician best known for being a founding member of the indie-rock band Pavement