This popular hangout in Glasgow City Centre leans heavy on the side of jazz, blues and rock 'n' roll, with live music almost every night. Settle into Slouch's speakeasy-style design with chesterfield sofas, chandeliers and a cosy fireplace while soaking up some old school sounds.
Rock Bars in Glasgow
Glasgow is known for being Scotland's most musical city, especially as its home to world-renowned venues such as the Barrowlands and King Tut's. Whether you're an indie darling or an out-and-out metalhead, you won't be disappointed with the vast selection of pubs, bars and gig spaces we've got here. Get ready to mosh, grab a few beers and check out some of the loudest rock bars in Glasgow.
As its name would suggest, Nice 'N' Sleazy is a cool and quirky venue with plenty of live music and DJ nights to keep you on your toes. Head here for raucous nights of dancing 'till dawn to rock hits, with affordable cocktails and plenty of other drink deals that'll keep you grooving.
The Poetry Club is an intimate bar and performance space that welcomes musicians across all genres. Occupying two rooms of SWG3, the space is a dark and brooding rock venue that gets you up-close and personal while watching some of the hottest names in the underground scene.
Of course, no rock bar list is complete without mentioning The Cathouse. This bar has been around for so long that these days, the venue is actually older than a lot of its patrons... Expect cheap drinks, discounted entry for students and of course, the killer music which makes it a city fave.
This independent bar, restaurant and venue is a staple in Glasgow's Merchant City. As well as serving delicious plant-based dishes that focus on organic and ethical ingredients, 13th Note also serve an ample choice of beer, lager, wine and some top-notch music events.
Buck's bar is a local legend for dishing out quirky cocktails, authentic fried chicken and regular rock'n'roll nights all with plenty of edge. Head over to their sites any day of the week and you'll find live music, epic DJ sets and drink deals that'll keep you coming back for more.
A former church has been transformed into one of Glasgow's most gorgeous live music event spaces. Head to Saint Luke's as they invite local rock bands, underground legends and familiar faces to play heartfelt music in a unique location on the regular.
Known for their live music nights, Oran Mor is a lively little spot any day of the week. While they may not specialise in rock music per se, keep an eye on their set listings as special rocky guests frequently pay a visit to this beautiful music venue in Glasgow.
Known by their punters as "the" place for metal, Audio is the loudest rock club in Glasgow. Known for bringing metal and rock bands to the city on a weekly basis, this bar is a hub for gig-goers hoping to catch the next big thing, making it spot on for people who aren't afraid to take out the earplugs.
Formerly an art cinema in the 1970s, Classic Grand is now one of Glasgow's biggest rock bars. As well as being one of the city's best music venues, it hosts regular nights dedicated to metal, punk, emo and plenty more with regular drink deals and live sets from music legends.
King Tut's is a legendary music bar and venue that's welcomed everyone from Biffy Clyro to Coldplay and Blur. It was here that the Verve, Oasis and Radiohead all took to the stage one night in 1993, and is well worth visiting not only for its history but because you may just find something new.
Bloc+ is a charming, independent space that's carved itself a little niche on the largely commercial Bath Street. With a regular programme of live acts, DJs that showcases the country's sharpest musical talent, it pairs its performances with incredible cocktails and seriously good grub.