Best Clubs in Glasgow
Scotland’s second city is known for its buzzing student population as well as its contribution to music on a global scale.
If there’s one thing to say about Glasgow, it’s that it has one of the highest concentrations of world-renowned nightclubs anywhere in the UK. With a population of nearly 600,000 and thousands of visiting students each year, there’s no wonder why some of Glasgow’s clubs have been voted as some of the best in the world! So take to the streets and see this city come alive at some of the best places to party in the UK with our list of the best nightclubs in Glasgow!
1. Sub Club
Boasting to be the oldest underground nightclub in the world still in operation, Sub Club Glasgow has been providing this Scottish city with unbelievable club night raves since 1987. Hosting big-name acts like Franz Ferdinand and Primal Scream over the years, it’s no wonder that this club had been previously voted into Resident Advisor’s Top 10 list of nightclubs in the world! Although only a small venue with a capacity just under 500 people, this place is still worth the visit if you get the chance!
22 Jamaica St | Website
2. La Cheetah Club
In the heart of the Merchant City area you’ll find the ever-popular La Cheetah Club Glasgow. An intimate basement venue situated beneath Max’s Bar & Grill, this small venue still packs a mighty punch when it comes to bringing in some of the world’s biggest DJs in electronic music to the city. Open most nights of the week, there’s various themed nights going on here on different days, ranging from anything like dubstep to rock n’ roll!
73 Queen St | Website
3. The Garage
Known for being the largest nightclub venue in all of Scotland, The Garage Glasgow was converted from a former ballroom into a vibrant and exciting place to spend your big night out, featuring a huge main dancefloor space as well as a mezzanine level above. And with this club being open to the public every day of the year, you’ll hear a range of different music genres with their daily club nights. Covering everything from chart music to indie, rock and even cheesy 90s classics, there’s something for everybody to dance to on a night out here!
490 Sauchiehall St | Website
Another fantastic basement nightclub worth mentioning has to be Bamboo Glasgow, featuring three spacious rooms and a massively popular place to party especially for the local student population. Situated right in the middle of the city centre, just a few minutes’ walk from Glasgow’s Queen Street train station. With extremely generous drinks prices and deals, this club is one of the best places in Glasgow to spend a night out at… not to mention some of their star DJ guest appearances from the likes of Nick Grimshaw and Bloc Party to name a few!
51 W Regent St | Website
5. Buff Club
With over 14 years of experience when it comes to hosting some of the craziest club nights in the city, Buff Club Glasgow is a multi-floor venue that plays music to suit all crowds six nights a week. This is a nightclub that’s popular with both students and mature clubbers alike, playing everything from disco to funk & soul and hip-hop. You’ll also find that the drink prices are more than agreeable here too, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t stop by here on your night out!
142 Bath Ln | Website
6. Nice N Sleazy
With club nights every day of the week, Nice N Sleazy Glasgow is a legendary bar & nightclub that goes from a chilled out eatery and bar by day to a wild and unforgettable nightclub by night. With an upstairs bar providing punters with brilliantly priced drinks, downstairs you’ll find a spacious dancefloor where you can spend the night cutting shapes and celebrating with your mates! This bar also hosts local performers and international big-names alike, so you might even be lucky enough to catch a live set when you’re there.
421 Sauchiehall St | Website
Another name for Scotland’s favourite spirit, Firewater Glasgow is a two-room venue that resembles an American bar inside. Serving a range of different hard liquors and traditional American comfort food, this place turns into a party paradise by night. Open every day of the week ‘til the early hours, here you’ll find mostly indie & rock music playing to a candlelit backdrop, the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a more chilled out clubbing experience than at most other venues in the city.
341 Sauchiehall St | Website
Known for its cheesy playlists from the 80s, 90s & 2000s, Popworld Glasgow is everything you’d expect from an all-out clubbing experience. This is the place where you’ll find the iconic light-up dancefloor where you can go and bust some moves to your guilty pleasure favourites! The bright décor and retro vibe provides an awesome backdrop, not to mention the brilliantly cheap and delicious cocktails that this venue is renowned for!
110-114, W George St | Website