Fun Events in Glasgow
You Glasgow folk sure do know how to have good time, which is why, when you want to know what's on in the city, there are bucket-loads of fun events to choose from. Whether it's wild club nights, raucous student parties, lively bar bashes or offbeat experiences, there are some seriously fun events every night of the week. Check out our recommendations for some of the most fun events in Glasgow.
Last updated on 13th April 2018
Dance the night away to the best in Samba, Latino, Merengue, funk and loads more at Boteco Do Brasil every Friday, all while you sip some of their amazing rum cocktails all night long.
The Scotland International Burlesque Festival is bringing the best quality burlesque the country has to offer, with high octane glamour, pure sexiness and sensational performances.
Get down to the Old Toll Bar for this fun thing to do in Glasgow. This welcoming and chill open mic night promises good vibes, a free drink for all the performers, and there’s a guitar you can borrow too.
Sleeping in on a Sunday? Don’t be ridiculous. Get yourself down to Slouch, where you can listen to some amazing acoustic live acts before partying until the early hours to rock n roll.
If you’re Saturday nights are feeling a bit quiet, we’ve got the solution. Head to Slouch for a massive mix of rock n roll, funk, punk and soul to make sure you celebrate the weekend as you should.
Are you ready to witness some of the country’s best drag queens? This fun Glasgow event sees some of the greatest queens in Scotland and the UK bring their brand of unique, charismatic, and fabulous performances.
Fridays at Arta means its Club Cabaret, where you can enjoy a weekly night of burlesque, magic, live music, and cabaret, before descending into dancing at their club night till the early hours.
Every Tuesday night the Butterfly and the Pig South open their doors for their Open Mic nights. You can play solo, join a jam session, or sit back and enjoy the music. Everyone who plays gets a free drink!
Get stuck into Musical Bingo every second Sunday at Sloans. It’s basically bingo with a musical twist, and you can enjoy pints, banter and all the legendary mac you can handle.
Firewater is opening up two rooms to make sure your Thursday nights are as rocking as ever, with top DJs on the decks and drink deals that start as long as 89p, it’s almost impossible not to have fun.
Join Scotland’s largest 1920s cabaret for their big Midsummer Ball, with a variety of super-talented performers, an amazing swing band, and a gramophone DJ to end the night, all with that retro glitz and glamour you can expect.
Get a heap of jazz into your life as Swing house trio Fraser John Lindsay, Charlotte Marshall, and Kenny Robertson host a night of music from local and touring musicians.
Break up your week with nights of wild burlesque and cabaret! Some of Glasgow’s most talented performers descend onto one place for you to cheer and whoop, and you could even win in a raffle!
Interspersed with blaring music, competitions and performances comes this life-drawing class that puts contortionists, jugglers, beefcakes and burlesque performers in the spotlight; head to Stereo for the monthly event.
This fun Glasgow event lets you put your sleuthing skills to the test as you solve clues and follow the map to find the ultimate treasure - a Glasgow pub where you'll receive 20% off your food and drinks bill.
Bin the dating apps and get talking to people with this fun event, where you’ll sit in mixed groups with rounds to keep the conversation flowing, there’s a comedian to keep it chilled, and after each round, the men move round.
A very fun event in Glasgow every week, Neverland is where the over 18s get to act like big kids. The Sauchiehall Street club keeps revellers feeling forever young, with fun party tunes, a big screen for tweeting, and best of all a bouncy castle where you can relive your 8th birthday, only this time you're old enough to stay out on a school night. With two DJs and £1 drinks, this Thursday night party is a fun one in Glasgow every week.
Boteco Do Brasil's jam sessions are a force to be reckoned with. A weekly dose of rhythm, this fun Glasgow event, sees musicians of all walks of life get together for a reggae, Afrobeat, carnival clash of sounds that comes together for a night you won't forget in a hurry. Head down, to play, dance or even just watch, some of the best, most spontaneous and informal live music in Glasgow.
We all know about bingo and some of us can't be dragged away from the telly box for it, or can we? Coming at you every 4th Wednesday of the month, this is one of the most unique nights out in Glasgow as you pair hooting and hollering bingo numbers with drag queens, drinks and more.
The Pretty Ugly Cub is a hidden gem in the form of a kicking Glasgow club night. A very fun event in Glasgow's nightlife calendar Pretty Ugly means it's ladies night at the decks, as Aarti, Pam & Lynne, "three gals with good tunes and bad moves who like dark scuzzy clubs and sweaty sticky dancefloors," spin some of the the best alternative tunes in town. A cool and quirky club night with pop classics, retro finds and indie and electro favourites. A fun-tastic night out in Glasgow.
Some of us are blessed with pretty big brains, so what if you're blessed with a big brain full of movie facts? Then there's only the one thing for it. Join The Lane Bar ever Thursday in Glasgow as you work your way through a hilarious selection of quiz rounds and questions.
Why not get top quality stand up this Saturday night? The Stand’s Saturday Show has sold out every week for the past five years by bringing together five different acts, the best comperes and top quality headliners from around the UK and abroad.