The Arches

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The Arches is more than just a Glasgow City Centre club. Along with its club nights, cafe and bar, it's also an internationally acclaimed, not-for-profit cultural hub. Sprawling through a network of seven railway arches and set on two floors, the surroundings do the talking with striking spaces, soaring ceilings, original brickwork and a - literally - underground feel. With a stock of regular club nights (Carl Cox is patron), funding the less-profitable-but-just-as-valuable programme of theatre and arts events, the mingled agenda enhances the vibe of this subterranean playground. 

By day, pop into the cafe for eats ranging from refined lunch options, to breakfast comfort food, or hang out with friends in cool, laid back surroundings. By night, the food goes up a notch with pre-theatre specials on performance evenings, while the venue playshost to gigs or theatre as well as visual art, dance, comedy and film. After hours the club nights kick off with a blend of student friendly fun and games (there's a bouncy castle, swimming pool and a wedding chapel on Wednesdays), while weekends welcome a range of talented DJs, ranging from raw talent to big names pedalling house, techno and electro with a few surprises mixed in. Not to be missed is their headline club night, Pressure (last Friday of the month), for the best of techno and deep house music. Not-for-profit partying makes for guilt free, good times. 


Varies for performances and club nights.
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Argyle Street Area
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets


Day Open Close Notes
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The Arches
253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL

Glasgow City Centre

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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.65
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £3.20

A word from the chef:
A wide and accomplished menu crammed with tasty comfort eats like fajitas (from £8.50) and burgers (£6.50), as well as more refined cuisine like Scottish sharing platters (£9.50) haggis, neeps and tatties, (£9) and chestnut mushroom penne (£6).

Our Review

The Arches - Glasgow Club Review

The Arches - Glasgow Club Review

Since 1991, The Arches has been host to some of the country's biggest DJs and club nights. 22 years later, the club is still Glasgow's number one destination for all things electronic. The Venue There's certainly no mistaking it. The...

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Maybe my favourite place in Glasgow, never had a bad night here. Epic soundsystem!!!
by on September 10th, 2013

By far the best place in Glasgow for DJs. A bit pricey, yeah, but on a Friday/Saturday, most places in the city centre are. Funnily enough, the actual arches are really striking and they don't need any silly gimmicks or OTT decor. You know what you're getting here.
by on June 27th, 2013

Go to Octopussy all the time, love it, Arches is the best club in Glasgow by far.
by on May 12th, 2013

A little on the pricey side for me, but top tunes, class DJs, worth it for a big night out.
by on May 12th, 2013

Tried this place in the day and love it's uber cool relaxed vibes, would quite like to try a club night out here, it's definitely got the space for it!
by on May 10th, 2013

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