Glasgow – Nightlife and entertainment
Year, where Glasgow was the Cultural Capital of Europe, brought about a significant liberalization of the laws governing the sale of alcohol, causing a rapid revival of nightclub activities in the city. In later years, most of these laws were revoked and bar and clubs were banned from entering after 1.00 in the night. (Because this time has already changed twice, please ask at the tourist office about the current one.) Considering, that in 1990 r. many clubs had permission to run an inn to 6.00 morning, which favored wandering around the bars at night, The regulations in force today are considered by some to be draconian.
Most of Glasgow's nightlife is concentrated in the shopping district around Argyle and Buchanan. They are often separated by a few steps, they can be very different. A lot of huge ones have survived, old fashioned discos with strict dress code.
At the same time, many more stylish venues appeared. The fun usually lasts between. 21.00-3.00, and ticket prices vary; you should expect an expense of approx. 3 £ on a weekday and until 8 £ over the weekend. Alcohol is usually around. 30 % more expensive than pubs.
Glasgow is famous for its abundance of arts and entertainment events, theatrical, film and music, and this is undoubtedly a well-deserved fame. The city's cultural activity increases during the Mayfest. Most of the major theaters, Cinemas and impressive concert halls are centered around the downtown shopping streets, while the West End is home to institutions focused on the audience of students. An example is the extravagant Grosvenor cinema. Two of the most fashionable theaters in the city - Citizens' and Tramway – are located in South Side. Information on cultural events in the city can be found in the Glasgow Herald and Evening Times newspapers, and the bi-weekly news magazine The List (1,50 £), also discussing events in Edinburgh. If you want to book a ticket to a theater or a big concert, call the Ticket Center (tel. 2275511). Or you can arrange this in person at the City Hall office on Candleriggs Street, a block from Trongate which is an extension of Argyle St. (telephone reservations Mon-Sat. 9.00-21.00, nd. 12.00-17.00; office Mon-Sat. 10.00-18.30, nd. 12.00-17.00).
The Arclies, Midland St (tel. 2219736). A well-deservedly popular club open at weekends, reverberating primarily with the latest dance music. It was arranged in the basement under the Central Railway Station on the side of Jamaica St..
The Cotton Club, 5 Scott St (tel. 3320712). Opposite the art school. A nice club that occasionally devotes an evening to specific music, e.g.. every last Sunday of the month takes place "Club Havana"; then they play salsa and flamenco, inviting you to free dance lessons.
Fury Murray’s, 96 Maxwell St, for St Enoch Center (tel. 2216511). A place full of life, mainly students are hosted here. Music for years 60. by techno.
The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall St (tel. 3323872). Medium size club, musically leaning towards heavy rock. You can dance sometimes, but the atmosphere was bad.
Riverside Club, Fox Rd at the intersection with Clyde St. (tel. 2483144). Regular Scottish ceilidh party with the accompaniment of a folk band every weekend; daring performances of cheerful dancers, both masters and novices. You have to come quite early (20.00-21.00), because there may not be enough places.
Sub Club, 22 Jamaica St (tel. 2484600). One of the most fashionable entertainment venues today. It's especially good to show up here on the weekend.
The Tunnel, 84 Mitchell St (tel. 2041000). Tasteful interiors, however a bit faded already. In the men's room, water is running down the walls. On Monday evenings, the club is dominated by homosexuals.
The Volcano, 15 Benalder St (tel. 3371100). The most popular West End club among students. During the week you can listen to a wide variety of music, but the good old boogies reign supreme on weekends.
The Voodoo Room, Cambridge St (tel. 3323437). Carefully designed interior, bar lined with bleached wood; Most of the guests are connoisseurs of fine drinks and jazz.