Rock Bars in Glasgow

Glasgow is known for being Scotland's most musical city, home to world-renowned music venues such as the Barrowlands and King Tut's. It's no surprise, then, that there are also plenty of rock bars to choose from. Whether you're an indie darling or an out-and-out metalhead, you won't be disappointed with what Glasgow bars have to offer the city's rocker contingent. So put down your guitar, give your ears a rest for a moment and take a look at some of the loudest rock bars in Glasgow.

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Known by their punters as "the" place for metal. Say no more - Audio is the loudest rock club in Glasgow. Known for bringing metal and rock bands to Glasgow on a weekly basis, this Central Glasgow bar is a popular venue for gig goers hoping to catch the next big thing. Spot on for people who aren't afraid to take out the earplugs. 

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Argyle Street Area

The Cathouse

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Of course, no rock bar list is complete without mentioning The Cathouse. The Cathouse has been around for so long that these days, the venue is actually older than a lot of its patrons. Cheap drinks, discounted entry for students and of course, the killer music, makes this Glasgow night club a popular haunt for rock lovers. 

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Argyle Street Area

Oran Mor

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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, keep an eye on their set listings as special rocky guests frequently pay a visit.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

The Classic Grand

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Formerly an art cinema in the 1970s, Classic Grand is now one of Glasgow's biggest rock bars. Friday and Saturday nights cater specifically for Glasgow's metalheads, with an offering of rock/industrial/metal music and drinks starting from £1. If that sounds a bit too much for you, fear not! You can head to downstairs and dance along to some pop-punk and emo, maybe relive your teenage years without the terrible haircut you were sporting at the time. Classic Grand is also one of Glasgow's music venues, so be sure to keep an eye on their gig listings for all things rock. 

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Glasgow City Centre

St. Luke's

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A former church has been transformed into one of Glasgow's most gorgeous event spaces. Head to Saint Luke's as they invite local rock bands in to play heartfelt music in the most gorgeous location.

Happily Affordable
East End

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