The Best Venues in Glasgow for Gigs

Glasgow is a vibrant city with a thriving music scene. From intimate acoustic nights to full-fledged Balkanarama raves, there are plenty of venues in Glasgow that cater to all kinds of musical tastes. Whether you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere or an energetic night out, here are some of the best venues in Glasgow for gigs.

The Glad Café

is Glasgow's liveliest place. It's the perfect spot for both internationally renowned bands and local musical prodigies.

The excellent acoustics, menu, craft beers and The Glad Foundation (a charity that is committed to offering Glasgow's young people free and affordable music classes) make it a great place to enjoy live music. Located at 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow, Scotland, The Glad Café is open seven days a week.


is another great venue for gigs in Glasgow. Located at 300 Sauchiehall St, this venue has a relaxed atmosphere and offers a wide range of musical styles from indie and electronic to experimental, global and traditional. With its kaleidoscope walls, delicious food and endless supply of bands, O2 ABC is the ideal place for music lovers.

Nice N Sleezy

is the kind of place where you can get carried away by nighttime festivities.

Located at 421 Sauchiehall Street, this great music establishment presents the ideal mix of intimacy and freedom. It's the perfect spot for cool kids and music lovers.

The Royal Concert Hall

is home to the Royal National Orchestra of Scotland and located right in the heart of the city center. Opened in 1990, this venue's main hall is one of the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom and hosts all kinds of events from opera and ballet to rock, pop and folk performances.

The Merchants House of Glasgow

is located on the corner of George Square and West George Street and is home to one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations in the city of Glasgow. It's a great venue for conferences and events.

Nicolson Square Edinburgh

is an impressive venue for conferences and events in the heart of Scotland's capital.

The Purple Orange Arts Venue

is the coolest little venue in the world, showcasing new talent from all over Scotland.


is another Glasgow bar and live music venue with a good mix of indie, funk, rock and everything in between.

The Grand Hall

is part of the Palace Theatre and Grand Hall complex, Ayrshire's main entertainment venue, located in the heart of Kilmarnock.

The Bongo Club

is a nightclub, concert and event venue that offers residences from some of Scotland's most famous club nights.

St Andrew's in the Square

is a beautifully restored 18th century church right in the heart of Glasgow.


, a vegan café and a place to discover new music, is located in the Merchant City area of Glasgow.

Blue Dog

has firmly established itself as THE ideal place to drink cocktails in Glasgow.

The Corn Exchange

, rebuilt in the 1990s, is now one of Edinburgh's best-known music venues and can hold up to 3000 spectators in its main hall.

The Briggait

is a beautiful Grade A listed building in Glasgow's medieval neighborhood, the Merchant City.


, located on Sauchiehall Street in downtown Glasgow, is a compact and established entertainment venue.