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 12th June 2017

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This is Indian food like you’ve never had it before. Infusing modern, authentic New Delhi recipes with Western ideas to create some truly unique food. Join them for a relaxed, food-orientated evening, with cocktails to wash it all down.

Food & Drink, Date Night
Glasgow City Centre
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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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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.


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
Argyle Street Area

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
@ 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

Single and ready to mingle. Then get off your phone and head to this speed dating night with a difference. Join comedian Chris Henry as he hosts a night that will be a mad mix of quiz, professional comedy and huge fun.

Comedy, Dating, Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying
West End

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

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

Do you love dairy? Go weak at the knees for anything ice cream related? Then you're going to want to listen up as an ice cream festival comes to Glasgow complete with plenty of cones from your favourite local spots.

Daytime, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
@ Glasgow Green Park on Various dates from 7th July

Glasgow Green is the home of a huge summer festival as some of the UK's best bands head there to play this July. Join the likes of The Kooks, Radiohead and Biffy Clyro among others for a new July festival.

Festival, Daytime, Fun Time Partying, Live Music
Live Music

From the likes of Bon Jovi through to Meatloaf, Massaoke are bringing their greatest hits to The Old Fruitmarket this July. Join the huge club night as their live band smash out the instrumentals, leaving you to fill in the vocals.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Student Night, Something A Little Different
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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

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