Best Live Music Pubs in Glasgow

Glasgow’s famous for its amazing live music scene, both for its nurturing of small local acts and for drawing in the big names too. To celebrate the launch of PRS for Music’s ‘Music Makeover’ competition, we’ve chosen our favourite pubs and venues for live music across Glasgow. The Rio Café Why not accompany one of Glasgow’s best plates of Macaroni with something altogether more cultured: a wee side of Jazz. The Rio, often a venue in the city’s Jazz Festival,…

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Best Restaurants in Glasgow City Centre

Glasgow is gradually establishing one of the best restaurant scenes in the UK, let alone Scotland, and while a few of the establishments in the list below may not be everyone’s idea of “fine dining”, they’re all serving up absolutely fantastic food which, whether you live in Glasgow or are just visiting, you need to try out! Every restaurant in the list below is within the City Centre of Glasgow (including the Merchant City) so are guaranteed to be accessible…

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8 Amazing Free Things To Do in Glasgow

One of the truly incredible things about Glasgow is that so many of the city’s cultural attractions are completely free of charge (to everyone!) and, as a result, there are so many amazing ways to spend your time in the city without spending a penny. Whether you’re visiting the city for a few days (if so, welcome!), or live here and are looking for something to do this weekend, we’ve compiled a collection of the best free things to do…

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Review: Banana Leaf, Cambridge Street

When my girlfriend suggested we go for a meal to Banana Leaf on Cambridge Street recently, I have to admit I had never heard of the Malaysian/Chinese restaurant before, but as someone who has always been a fan of Chinese food I had to give it a try. Just a short walk from Stow College and right across the road from the Thistle Hotel it is in a quieter part of town even on weekends, but still close enough to…

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Review: Curlers Rest, Byres Road

Curlers has been a Byres Road staple for a very long term, certainly as long as I can remember. Back in the day it was always a great place for a super cheap pint and a bite to eat (seriously, you could get a burger and a pint for £3.99 back then!). More recently (although about 2 years ago now) they changed their image overnight, added the word “Rest” to their title and doubled their prices. Now, it might sound…

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