DJ Bars in Glasgow
When it comes to letting your hair down at the weekend, there's something much more enjoyable about a bar that has a DJ spinning some tunes instead of a battered old CD player belting out a years' old copy of "Now That's What I Call Music". Glasgow DJ bars are some of the best in the city, with deck maestros spinning out everything from chart hits to rock anthems. Whether you're looking for a lively cocktail bar or a pre-club party, Glasgow's DJs know how to bring it every weekend, so check out our rundown of DJ bars in Glasgow; unless of course, battered old CD players are your thing...we don't judge.
Last updated on 21st February 2017
Glasgow's number one destination for the city's cool kid and hipsters. Every weekend at this Sauchiehall Street bar, Sleazy's DJs take to the decks and spin all manner of tunes - lo-fi indie, garage rock, disco and house, to name but a few. Head downstairs for the dancefloor, or stay upstairs if you don't feel like leaving your seat and your White Russian.
A hot bar and club in the West End popular with both students and after-work types, the Record Faktory DJs bring you alternative rock and indie every night of the week. Their weekly Wednesday club night hosts guest DJs, with a few local celebs popping in to play some tunes. Not one for the light-hearted, this place gets loud.
One of Hummingbird's many crazy themed-rooms, the Diskoteka, is an underground club featuring some of Glasgow's finest DJs with a penchant for old school disco and funk. With half price cocktails, and a lively crowd, Hummingbird is a brilliant Bath Street DJ bar for those of you looking for a chilled out evening with top tunes.
The DJs at Hillhead Bookclub play some seriously cool music. Granted, you may not be able to identify many - or any - of the tracks, but that's probably because their DJs actively seek out rare beats. Expect to hear a lot of funk and soul coming from the turntables (yes, turntables, none of this laptop stuff!) at this fun Glasgow bar.
Hosting established DJs who have combined experience of more than 50 years, Moskito is a Bath Street bar that takes its music seriously. A fun party bar in the City Centre, the DJs at Moskito are experts in house classics and hip-hop, so don't ask them to play Justin Bieber - it won't go down well.
Glasgow gay bar Delmonica's features DJs almost every night of the week. With a banging pre-club party at weekends, these guys know how to amp up the atmosphere in the Merchant City bar. Expect pop, R&B, all the best floorfillers and some cheesy guilty pleasures thrown in too. Who says DJ bars have to be all serious? Delmonica's certainly don't.
Bar Soba is a City Centre restaurant and DJ bar that's host to some of Glasgow's freshest DJ talent, making it a go-to destination for the pre-club party set. A couple of killer cocktails and some cutting edge music makes Bar Soba a seriously cool DJ bar in Glasgow to hang out in.
Another pop-tastic choice for all you cheese fans out there, Speakeasy brings you the best chart tunes and camp classics. A Merchant City gay bar, Speakeasy is popular with open minded folk looking for a carefree night and with DJs bringing the fun time party tunes, who needs a club when you've got Glasgow DJ bars this banging?
Having worked with the likes of Chali2Na and Jurassic 5, DJ Format knows a thing or two about the music industry. For his latest project he joined forces with rapper Abdominal for an upbeat blend of hip hop and RnB which they will be playing at Stereo this May.