A guide to Glasgow’s nightlife

The cab of The Garage, photo by Ben Sutherland/Flickr

Glasgow is one of the United Kingdom’s top cities for clubbing, with numerous fantastic clubs which suit everyone’s preference. Depending on your music interest, you can find the perfect place for your entertainment. There are the usual clubs for students which offer drink for pennies. If you like dance music for example, there are such great clubs for you like the Arches, the Tunnel or the Archaos. If you like the usual chart music and a little bit of cheesy pop then Fury Murrays and the Garage are the place to be. There are also gay clubs in the city like the Polo Lounge and the Bennets. The Garage is on of Glasgow’s best-known clubs. They play music suiting everyone’s preference. If you are in Glasgow, you must go one night to the Garage. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

The Garage


It is one of the top clubs in Glasgow, being very popular among students. Almost every student go there clubbing. They play chart music there which is a great thing, as it suits everyone’s preference. This is a nice sized club located on Sauchihall Street. You can easily find it by locating the big yellow truck stuck on the front of the building. Local young people say The Garage is a must for young visitors, being a cheesy, studenty and tacky club. The thing that is most frustrating about The Garage is the bouncers. Be prepared to stand in queue for several minutes or even an hour. The dress code for The Garage depends on which night you go there. Fridays and Saturdays are more of a dressier, casual night. Any other night is whatever you feel comfortable, like a pair of jeans and a T-shirt.


The cab of The Garage, photo by Ben Sutherland/Flickr


King Tut’s


This is another famous club of Glasgow. Some people say it is the best club in the city. Rated by New York magazine as “one of the world’s top ten of must-see clubs” it is very popular amongst visitors. It is located in the suburbs of the city. The club is small but impressive and the atmosphere is great. Since its opening in 1990, King Tut’s has been at the forefront of the Scottish live music scene and today it is one of the most celebrated venues in the world. The club is an important showcase for new and emerging bands. It supported some of the music industry’s biggest names at the start of their careers, such as Oasis, Radiohead or The Killers.


The Cathouse


The Cathouse is a concert hall of which first floor is open to the public, making it a small venue. It hosts bands ranging from punk to black metal. The club can be found easily, being located just under the city’s central station. It is important to mention that they are not tight enough on ID checks. They have two rooms open most nights. A great thing about this club is that there is no dress code and no stupid bouncers on the door turning you away for unfair reasons.


Party people, Glasgow, photo by twistyfoldy.net/Flickr


Tiger Tiger


At the ultimate venue Tiger Tiger you can eat, drink, party and entertain. The club is located on the Glassford Street, being set on three floors. It includes the laid back Lounge Bar, funky Kaz Bar, contemporary restaurant and up-beat Club. It is a funny and funky venue. You can also plan a party or an event here. It is guaranteed you won’t be disappointed by the services they offer. The dress code is kind of smart, funky and casual.




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