Retro Music in Glasgow

Retro music is enjoying a bit of a renaissance in Glasgow. More bars and clubs are choosing to play retro music instead of your standard pop tunes, which is brilliant if you're bored of hearing the same Calvin Harris tune every time you're out. The majority of these retro music bars are keeping it authentic by playing vinyl only - no fancy laptops or cables here. Have a look at some great bars playing retro music in Glasgow, where 70s disco dance moves are all optional. 

Last updated on 2nd March 2018

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Put on your dancing shoes and head over to The Social every Thursday night for an evening dedicated to the vinyl. The club is spinning the best in house, disco and back to basics to get you ready for the weekend.

19:00 - 03:00
Fun Time Partying, VIP Party
80's Music
Merchant City
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The Admiral

1 user reviews

Monthly club night, Divine!, has been running for 21 years Glasgow at a number of venues, but has been settled at The Admiral for the past while. So, what to expect from this retro music night in Glasgow? 60s and 70s soul, latin, funk, garage and ska, of course! Needless to say, Divine! is an all-vinyl set, so this is definitely a great retro music night in Glasgow for all you record lovers out there. 

Happily Affordable ££
Argyle Street Area

Hillhead Bookclub

9 user reviews

Hillhead Bookclub love a bit of nostalgia and their music policy is no different. Expect to hear old disco and soul music on the regular here, with DJs preferring to play vinyl instead of pressing play on their laptop. Well, if you're going to play some retro music, you may as well do it the proper way. 

Drinkonomical £
West End


1 user reviews

Every Friday at Blackfriars is all about retro music. From swing, rockabilly, 50s and 60s pop, soul, funk (phew, what a list), Blackfriars' basement becomes a little haven of old school music. Entry is free before midnight too, so there's no excuse not to check it out. A fun (and free!) retro music night in Glasgow. 

Happily Affordable ££
Merchant City

The Flying Duck

2 user reviews

The Flying Duck have a bit of a penchant for retro music, but if you're serious about your old school tunes, head to their monthly event, Singles Night. No, it's not a speed dating event or anything like that, it's all about celebrating the 7" vinyl single. Expect some old rock, pop and hip-hop tunes, all played off a record player. A quirky retro music night in Glasgow. 

Happily Affordable ££
Sauchiehall Street Area

Buff Club

2 user reviews

The Buff Club has established itself as one of the leading retro music venues in Glasgow, attracting all kinds of people to their soul and vintage disco club nights. The laid-back vibe at this Bath Lane club makes it the perfect place to chill out with your friends and get your dance on to their old school offerings. 

Happily Affordable ££
Sauchiehall Street Area

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