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 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 3rd February 2017

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Love cocktails? Then you are in for one hell of a Friday night as Cocktails in the City takes over The Briggait with 18 of the best bars in Glasgow. Taking place in August, the night promises to be huge, with tastings, lessons on mixing, tips from experts and plenty of chances to try your favourite drinks.

Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
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Want to find the person of your dreams but short on time? No worries, as Ditch or Date will be putting on a speed dating event packed with excited and fun people. The boys will shift every four minutes while the girls stay seated and, the next day, you’ll be emailed your matches like a real life Tinder. Best bring your biggest banter.

Dating, Something A Little Different
Merchant City
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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

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

Blackout is a landmark clubbing experience coming to Glasgow by Animal Farm. Depriving you of all but the necessary senses, top techno DJs will be playing across eleven hours and two venues. If you want a quirky, cool clubbing event like no other, you’ve found it.   

Sauchiehall Street Area

Discover your inner Michelangelo with this quirky event in Glasgow every Monday. All The Young Nudes is a life drawing class at Sloans with (shock horror) real, live, nude models. Bring your own supplies and settle in for an evening of sketching and hi-jinks with musey music, in this fun secret bar in Glasgow. 

Something A Little Different
80's Music
Argyle Street Area

Breaking the Barrier’s epic series of Rap Battles is coming to an end at Indigo Club as Shay D and DJ Shorty introduce the final rappers to go head-to-head in this cool hip-hop event.    

Live Music, Something A Little Different
Hip Hop/RnB

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
Commercial/Pop
West End
@ 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!

Quiz Night
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West End
@ The Garage on Every Thursday

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

You don’t normally think raves and dance offs are a part of Bingo but then a normal game isn’t like Bongo’s Bingo. Having already made waves in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, the team are bringing their same wacky fun to SWG3 for one of the quirkiest events in Glasgow.

Quiz Night, Something A Little Different
Party Mash Up
West End

Simon Munnery is taking over The Stand Comedy Club for a night of hilarious, wry and observant humour that ranges for skits, jokes and poems. Expect a quirky comedy show from this multi-award winning comedian.   

Comedy
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