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. 

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Hillhead Bookclub

8 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. 

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West End

Ashton Lane is a wonderfully nostalgic part of Glasgow, so you can bet that the bars follow suit. The Lane can be found next door to the old fashioned Grosvenor Cinema and is the perfect place to grab a drink before or after a film. The Lane plays plenty of retro tunes, from 80s pop to soul classics. This place is also a must-see for vintage vinyl fans too, with a great selection of records to buy or trade in. 

Happily Affordable ££
West End

The Flying Duck

1 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

Blackfriars

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
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Buff Club

1 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

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

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