I love Tingle and I don’t care who knows it.
Tingle is a shot bar in town that has the most incredible section of 1.50 shots and other cheap drinks. The place is always packed so you can’t last long but it is my last stop before heading to Subclub, Stereo or La Cheetah.
While I’m professing my sins. I love Driftwood too. It’s beside clubs off sauchiehall st like Berkeley Suite and Art School. The drinks are 89p and the music is like a DJ at your aunts wedding ie, I have a great time.
Where can I party after 3am?
We’re not going to tell you. There are places that are open between 4am and 10am, but they are illegal and could be dangerous. For more information, try and make friends with someone that has the glazed look of a long-term party-goer. Failing that, you can go to the casino or a friend’s house.
Where can I see up and coming bands?
For the newest Glasgow-based bands, try the 13th Note (King St). If you want bands that are a little bigger, go to Broadcast (Sauchiehall St), The Hug n Pint (Great Western Rd), or Stereo (Renfield Ln). We often play parties at Stereo, so you might see us one day. Finally, visit King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (St Vincent’s St) for hidden gems and large bands playing intimate shows. There are many many other places to hear live music in Glasgow, these are just a select few.
I just want to be an art
If loud clubs and bars aren’t your thing, visit the Oran Mor (Byre’s Rd). It’s a favourite drinking den of Alasdair Gray, one of Glasgow’s most beloved writers. Also they don’t play music very loudly, which is a plus. You can spend hours sitting in the garden pretending to work, or visit at lunchtime for their famous ‘A Play, a pie, and a pint’ (exactly as described). In conclusion, it is a nice bar.
Martin’s best beer gardens; part 1
Some of the best places to sit and drink outside aren’t traditional beer gardens. McPhabs (Sauchiehall St, towards Finnieston) is a perfect example. A large outside space looking out onto the street lets you sit and people watch all day, and the fact that it’s surrounded by fancy offices means you’ll have the place to yourself. They serve very nice cocktails and are generally all-round lovely people, with a large selection of beer (including the ever-elusive Hoegaarden). Sauchiehall Street is always busy, giving you something to look at, which is why it’s one of Glasgow’s hidden gems.
Free Live Jazz Week Calendar
you will struggle to find live jazz on Mondays but why not head down to Oxfam Music on Byres Road and browse the jazz sections and perhaps you’ll pick up a classic to enjoy at home (how else will your flatmates know that you are more intellectual and mature than they are?).
Slouch Bar 10 pm till late and open till 3 am! For those who like their jazz served after midnight.
The Rio Café 8pm and open till midnight, friendly café bar with reasonable prices and frequent entertainment and events, recommended.
Dukes Bar 8pm and open till midnight – lively small bar with an often young crowd and many jazz events. The Clash busked outside here once but that was ages ago, still highly recommended.
The Baby Grand - a piano bar and restaurant with jazz piano on Fridays, open till midnight.
Saturday Afternoon @
Avant Garde (trad jazz) 2.30-5.30pm but closes at midnight
Sunday Afternoon @
The Three Judges (trad jazz usually) 3-6pm and closes midnight.
The 78 9pm closes at 1am – the best jazz night for me, it’s a busy one so head down early to get a seat and for one of the best vegan and vegetarian menus in town.
Ninos Dream’s favourite dance classics