The Winged Ox
Former church housing a stylish multi-purpose venue in an area whose star is in its ascendency
As this 19th century church enters its third year as ‘St Luke’s Music & Arts Venue’, it’s really finding its groove. The bar (the Winged Ox) bristles with energy before gigs at the Barras or games at Celtic Park. And it’s a formidable mid-range venue itself, hosting left-field artists and participating in events like the BBC6 Music Festival. Within the impressively restored building, ‘American dive bar’ is the (sort of) aesthetic – dingy lighting, neon signage, industrial metal flooring. The US of A has a through-line on the menu too – think skillets, pulled meats, burgers and reubens. But there’s more. The Calton kebab is a restaurantified version of the street food, with a delicate finish of mint and shredded cabbage that successfully evokes the takeaway. Across the board, veg is crisp, seasonings are vibrant, portions are big. It’s properly good pub food, in all sorts of guises, from all sorts of places around the world.
- Private dining: Up to 80 covers
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Rock, Rock'n roll, Blues and all things guitar-related
- Live entertainment: concert/theatre venue hosts gigs and events of all kinds; DJ's Fri/Sat; pub quiz Wed
- Capacity: 72
- Largest group: 20
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
- House wine: £17 per bottle
Reviews & features
Best bars for live music in Glasgow31 May 2018
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From quirky vegan hangouts hosting sessions with local musicians to late night music bars with good food offerings, Glasgow has a whole range of restaurants and cafés playing live music at all hours.