Cool and Quirky Events in Glasgow

Something a little different, slightly left of centre, kooky, offbeat; anything a bit strange and we're all over it. Luckily there is no shortage of quirky things to do in Glasgow. From foodie frolics, to movie nights with a twist, crazy club nights and a novelty hi-jinks, our fair city has got them all... and then some. So why not check out our guide to the weird, the wonderful and the quirky events in Glasgow.

Last updated on 2nd November 2017

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DREAD is here to terrify you senseless; head to central Glasgow for a night of horror with zombies and all sorts of things that go bump in the night. Once you're done, head to Drury Street Bar and Kitchen for a portion of loaded fries.

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Themed Nights, Walks & Tours, Something A Little Different
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Travel back in time to the 1920s at this fun speakeasy soiree, with burlesque dancers and singers keeping you entertained as you sip speakeasy cocktails, avoid the police and throw dice with gangsters.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Date Night, Comedy, Dating
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Get away from you average winter ball with this quirky Glasgow event. Experience the glamour of the 1920s at this decadent cabaret night. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Clubbing, Comedy, Date Night
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Starting in the States, Dr Sketchy's is a life drawing class like no other. Taking place at Stereo every second Sunday of the month, the group take up their easels, drinks and sketch unique characters, from the likes of burlesque stars through to contortionists.

Classes, Cabaret/Burlesque, Daytime, Something A Little Different
Merchant City

Monthly Meander is a quirky event in Glasgow for adventurous foodies. Every month West End bar Stravaigin take diners on a culinary tour of the world, with dishes of a different cuisine chosen for each event. Past events at the West End bar have been themed around tucker from Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico so you can expect a good vibe and delicious fare. Spot on for those looking for something a little different from both their night out and their dinner. 

Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
West End

Things are hotting up over at the O2 as a huge Mexican style party comes to Glasgow. Festival of the Dead will bring hot DJs, live acts, circus performers and plenty of surprises to the city.

Clubbing, Cabaret/Burlesque, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
Hip Hop/RnB

While it may only be held every 4th Wednesday of the month, Ball Drag Bingo is still one of the most unique nights out in Glasgow. Join Hillhead Bookclub as this unique night puts other bingo events in the city to shame with partying, bingo calling and booze galore.

Quiz Night
Party Mash Up
West End

Neverland is a quirky student night in Glasgow that's always got something outlandish going on. From bouncy castles to foam parties, Cone on your Head Night to Half Way to Christmas parties in June, this weekly Glasgow club night goes heavy on the whimsy. So next time you're in the mood for a novelty night out, this Sauchiehall Street nightclub is the place to head. 

Student Night, Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
Party Mash Up
Sauchiehall Street Area

From discovering a vintage goodie to finding a completely unique outfit, the Glasgow Vintage & Flea Market takes place every final Sunday at BAaD at the Barras from 10am.


The Friday Ceilidh

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@ Sloans on Every Friday

If you're looking for a cool and quirky event in Glasgow this week, look no further than the Friday ceilidh at Sloans. Held in the stunning Grand Ballroom of one of the oldest restaurants and bars in Glasgow, dance the night away with tradition jigs and reels and cracking live music from the resident ceilidh band. Don't forget your kilt. 

Something A Little Different, Live Music
Party Mash Up
Argyle Street Area
@ The Lane Bar @ The Grosvenor on Every Thursday

Film buff rejoice - at last, a quiz that lets you test out your movie knowledge! The Mostly Movie Pub Quiz at The Lane Bar pays homage to the bars location (they're attached to a cinema) and the top prize is a £50 bar tab for The Lane - you'd best get swotting!

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West End

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