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Scotland Magazine Issue 38
April 2008

 

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Glasgow – what to do and see

Carling Academy
Eglinton Street
Features major national and
international bands
Tel: +44 (0)141 418 3000
www.glasgow-academy.co.uk

Babbity Bowsters
Blackfriars Street
Glasgow institution with
traditional music nights
Tel: +44 (0)141 552 5055

Baby Grand
Elm Gardens
Live piano music Wed to Sat
Tel: +44 (0)141 248 4942
www.babygrandglasgow.com

Barfly
Clyde Street
Wide range of indie and up and
coming rock bands
Tel: +44 (0)844 8472 424
www.barflyclub.com

Barrowlands
Gallowgate
Major venue for established pop
and alternative rock bands
Tel: +44 (0)141 552 4601
www.glasgow-barrowland.com

Blackfriars
Bell Street
Jazz blues and rock and roll at
weekends and various clubs
Tel: +44 (0)141 552 5924

Boswell Hotel
Mansionhouse Road, Langside
Jazz on Saturdays
Tel: +44 (0)141 632 9812
www.theboswell.co.uk

Bourbon Street
George Street
Mixed music bar
Tel: +44 (0)141 552 0141

Brazenhead
Cathcart Road
Irish entertainment
Tel: +44 (0)141 4201 530
www.brazen-head.co.uk

Brel
Ashton Lane
Acoustic indie on Thursdays, jazz
on Saturdays, Americana first
Sunday of the month
Tel: +44 (0)141 342 4966
www.brelbarrestaurant.com

The Capitol
Sauchiehall Street
Indie bands, comedy evenings
and impromptu late night stand up
Tel: +44 (0)141 331 1040

The Cathouse
Union Street
National and international
rock acts
Tel: +44 (0)141 248 6606
www.cathouseglasgow.co.uk

Clutha Vaults
Stockwell Street
Atmospheric traditional pub with
live music most nights
Tel: +44 (0)141 552 7520

Garage
Sauchiehall Street
Indie and up and coming bands
Tel: +44 (0)141 332 1120
www.garageglasgow.co.uk

Grand Ole Opray
Paisley Road Toll
Country and western venue with
line dancing
Tel: +44 (0)141 429 5396

Ivory Blacks
Oswald Street
African nightclub
Tel: +44 (0)141 248 4114
www.ivoryblacks.co.uk

Jinty McGinty’s
Ashton Lane
Traditional Irish music
Tel: +44 (0)141 339 0747

MacSorley’s
Jamaica Street
Music bar with jazz, blues
and rock
Tel: +44 (0)141 221 8499

Molly Malone’s
Hope Street
Irish music
Tel: +44 (0)141 332 2757
www.malonesglasgow.co.uk

Nice ‘N Sleazy
Sauchiehall Street
Does what it says on the tin –
only with some acoustic nights
Tel: +44 (0)141 333 9637
www.nicensleazy.com

St Andrews In the Square
Calton
Stylish venue with Thursday
night folk nights and live
midweek music
Tel: +44 (0)141 5595 902
www.standrewsinthesquare.com

S.E.C.C.
Finneston Quay
Arena-size venue for national and
international rock bands
Tel: +44 (0)870 040 4000
www.SECCtickets.com

Soundhaus
Hydepark Street
Alternative rock music
Tel: +44 (0)141 221 4659
www.soundhaus.co.uk

13th Note Café/Bar
King Street
Eclectic mix of music and
vegetarian and vegan food
Tel: +44 (0)141 553 1638
www.13thnote.co.uk

Varsova
Paisley
A range of musical styles
Tel: +44 (0)141 561 0335

Victoria Bar
Briggait
Traditional Irish music
Tel: +44 (0)141 552 6040

WHAT TO DO - Football
Celtic Park
Parkhead
The second-largest sporting
arena in Scotland (after
Murrayfield) and home to football
team Celtic
Tel: +44 (0)141 551 4308
www.celticfc.net

Hampden Park
Letherby Drive
Scotland’s national football
stadium, home to Queen’s Park
FC and the Scottish national
football team
Tel: +44 (0)41 620 4000
www.hampdenpark.co.uk

Ibrox Stadium
Edmiston Drive
One of the oldest and largest in
Briatin, home to Rangers FC
Tel: +44 (0)870 6001994
www.rangers.premiumtv.co.uk

WHERE TO EAT
Battlefield Restaurant
Battlefield Road
Freshly-produced food and arguably
Glasgow’s best pizzas
Tel: +44 (0)141 636 6955

Cathay Cuisine
Rouken Glen Park
Genuine Chinese and Cantonese cuisine
in a small and pretty spot to the south of
the city
Tel: +44 (0)141 620 0888

The Dhabba
Merchant City
Superb North Indian cuisine
Tel: +44 (0)141 553 1249
www.thedhabba.com

Esca
Chisholm Street
Exciting and creative blend of cooking styles
in atmospheric environment
Tel: +44 (0)141 553 0880
www.eatesca.com

Pancho Villas
Bell Street
Also in Merchant City – fine good-value
Mexican food
Tel: +44 (0)141 552 7737

Red Onion
West Campbell Street
Great value restaurant with pasta, risotto,
quality salads and a mouth-watering
selection of mains made with
locally-sourced ingredients
Tel: +44 (0)141 221 6000
www.red-onion.co.uk

Ristorante La Fiorentina
Paisley Road
Reasonably-priced award-winning Italian
and Mediterranean restaurant
Tel: +44 (0)141 420 1585
www.la-fiorentina.com

Stavka
Sauchiehall Street
Russian-themed restaurant with American,
Mexican and Italian food options too
Tel: +44 (0)141 333 3940
www.stavka.co.uk

Two Fat Ladies
Dumbarton Road
Informal but stylish West End restaurant
with top quality seafood dishes
Tel: +44 (0)141 339 1944
www.twofatladies.5pm.co.uk

WHERE TO STAY
Argyll Hotel
Sauchiehall Street
Traditional, quality
accommodation at a
reasonable rate
Tel: +44 (0)141 337 3313
www.argyllhotelglasgow.co.uk

Carlton George
West George St
Stylish 64 bedroom hotel in
central location
Tel: +44 (0)141 353 6373
www.carlton.nl/george

City Inn
Finnieston Quay
Large modern hotel with riverside
location and
good restaurant
Tel: +44 (0)141 240 1002
www.cityinn.com

Crowne Plaza
Congress Road
Another large modern hotel
overlooking the Clyde.
Beauticians, health club and gift
shop on site
Tel: +44 (0)141 8704 43 1691
www.crowneplaza.co.uk

Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor
Great Western Road
Luxury hotel in the heart of the
West End
Tel: +44 (0)141 339 8811
www.hilton.co.uk/glasgow

Hotel du Vin
One Devonshire Gardens
Luxury boutique hotel with an
excellent reputation
Tel: +44 (0)141 576 2260
www.hotelduvin.com

Ibis
West Regent Street
Spacious modern hotel in a
central location
Tel: +44 (0)141 225 6000
www.ibishotel.com

Jurys Inn
Jamaica Street
One of the most popular
budget hotels, adjacent to
Central station
Tel: +44 (0)141 314 4800
www.jurysinns.com

Malmaison
West George St
This elegant hotel offers
luxury and style in a former
Episcopal church
Tel: +44 (0) 141 5721000
www.malmaison-glasgow.com

Marriott
Argyle Street
Luxury accommodation for
business or leisure and and good
leisure facilities
Tel: +44 (0) 141 2045555
www.marriott.com

Novotel
Pitt Street
Three star hotel offering good
restaurant and leisure facilities
Tel: +44 (0)141 222 2775
www.novotel.com

Ramada City
Merchant City
Three star hotel for leisure
and business in a good city
centre location
Tel: +44 (0)1494 436 256
www.ramadajarvis.co.uk