Glasgow prides itself on its reputation for nurturing and showcasing great musical acts, as well as offering a diverse range of night clubs.


Here are our favourite Glasgow music venues that have gigs running all year round


This intimate Glasgow institution has been the launchpad for many bands over the decades


This iconic venue is best known for the huge neon sign that lights up whenever a band is playing inside


This former art deco cinema has a new lease of life as one of the city's best music venues


The mothership music arena has a huge capacity and offers a great entertainment experience


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The Admiral

Traditional bar with a downstairs club and live music space with regular events, mainly rock.

The Art School

Art bar with regular weekly eclectic gigs from new and up-and-coming talent, playing everything from glam to gothic.


Mediterranean themed bar and club within the Merchant City area, with a dedicated downstairs dance floor.

AXM Club

Have a fantastic time in this fun and friendly LGBT club, which has established a hassle-free, fantastic venue.

Bar 10

The brainchild of Brian Kelly, this cosy pub, tucked away on Mitchell Lane, has regular DJs playing sets all weekend.

The Berkeley Suite

Late-night bar and ballroom is a grandeur establishment for DJs pumping electronica music into the wee hours of the morning.

Black Sparrow

Trendy bar near the Mitchell Library, which hosts a regular club night on Fridays and guest DJs on Saturdays.


Intimate basement bar venue with a host of modern bands that lean towards the alternative. No bams allowed.


Elite west-end nightclub based near Byers Road, featuring a number of different themed rooms and an LED dancefloor.


Compact venue mixing big names with local talent, with a fresh approach to music, juggling indie, rock and electro sounds.


Bar hosting mainly indie rock acts, with frequent mid-week gigs as well as DJ sets over the weekend.

The Buff Club

This intimate club is open 7 days a week, with different themed nights every single day, from Killer Kitsch to hip-hop.

Butterfly and the Pig

Excellent bar (and backdoor neighbour to The Buff Club), with acoustic sets and open mic nights, as well as mid-week jazz fests.


The Cathouse

Scotland's longest running and most popular alternative music venue, home to heavy metal, hard rock and emo.

Classic Grand

This former cinema now plays host to Glasgow's biggest rock nights, and is one of the city's premiere live venues.

The Corinthian Club

Swanky restaurant with club, casino, piano bar and cocktail loungue, spread over five floors in this stylish former shipping bank.

Flat 0/1

Living room decor suits this party-flat student bar, who inhabit the space with local bands and DJ nights at the weekend.

The Garage / G2

Scotland's largest nightclub hosts pop and indie rock gigs before turning into a meatmarket of students in the evening.

Glad Cafe

Creative hub hidden in the heart of the city's ethically diverse Southside, hosting indie, traditional and world bands.

Ivory Blacks

A small, intimate dive bar that hosts unsigned bands, metal, industrial and rock bands of old, as well as tribute acts.


Trashy, glitzy club favoured by the city's footballers and orange tanned tweens, featuring DJs playing pop and RnB.


Middle Eastern themed club with lavish decor with cheap drink deals for student posers and serious clubbers alike.



City centre music institution with a mix of live gigs, open mic nights and themed events making it a cut above the rest.

Maggie Mays

Hearty bar in Merchant City commited to supporting local bands and DJs, named after the famous Scottish singer.


Relaxed bar with vegan menu that hosts eclectic range  of musicians and musical events in building designed by Mackintosh.

Nice 'N' Sleazy

Established bar with regular gigs from homegrown talent and touring bands, with open mic nights and film screenings too.


Popular cocktail bar perched at the pinnacle of Princes Square, with Djs banging out house and R'n'B tunes to packed crowds.

Old Fruitmarket

Period venue that hosts classical and folk bands as well as modern acts, and is home to the Glasgow Jazz Festival.

The Old Hairdressers

Arts and music venue with stripped back decor and plenty of character.

Oran Mor

Renovated West-end church bar that hosts jazz and accoustic events, with a lively weekend club in the basement level.

The Polo Lounge

Classy LGBT club with vintage decor and multiple rooms, famed for its welcoming atmosphere and staff.

Pive Pivo

Ideal sized cutting edge live music venue catering to all genres, from pop and rock to heavy-metal and ska.

Queen Margaret Union (QMU)

Glasgow student union with a solid reputation for hosting great bands, with awesome lighting and electric atmosphere.


Renfrew Ferry

Converted boat bar with small intimate space for live music acts, often catering for older tastes or acoustic acts.

Royal Concert Hall

Enjoy classical, jazz and folk evenings in the grand concert hall, home to the Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Saint Judes

Immersive dance floor with local and international DJs, including Glasgow collective Different Drum.

The Savoy

Decades old club with entertaining electric atmosphere and tubthumping tunes in this sexy nighthole.

The Scotia Bar

Glasgow's oldest bar plays host to regular local bands of differing styles, often drumming out folk and Scottish music.

SEC and Clyde Auditorium

The SEC Glasgow plays home to the biggest names from around the world, while the Auditorium is for smaller bands and shows.

The Shed

Loud, brash and decadent nightclub in the city's Southside that is the self-proclaimed home of cheesy tunes.


Award winning bar home to rock, indie and blues bands, as well as DJs mashing up a wide sleection of styles at the weekend.


Chilled bar that has open mic nights and local, unsigned bands playing in building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Strathclyde Uni Union

Student haven with eight levels of mayhem and music, with banging overplayed tunes and the occasional live gig.

Sub Club

Infamous club with superior sound system, specialising in house music and home to Optimo and Subculture.

The 13 Note

Arty, indie entertainment venue with variety of bands on offer in downstairs area, providing a platform for a new and raw talent.


Intimate club with drink promos aplenty for the mixed crowds of students and older West-end denizens.

Wise Monkey

Cool West-end watering hole disguised as an old man's pub, with regular live music nights hosting rock and jazz bands.