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.

Last updated on 6th May 2020


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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. 

The Cathouse

4 user reviews 4

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.

St. Luke's

1 user review 5

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.

Audio

1 user review 5

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.