Glasgow is more than just a city of commerce, culture, and tourism. As a large city center in Scotland, Glasgow is also known as a place for a jazzy-good time during its nightlife scene. Whether you're interested in a smashing night out on Sauchiehall Street or Renfield Street at one of the popular bars, or whether you're interested in some jazzy entertainment at one of the diverse westend centres, then you are in for a thriving good time.
Although the legal drinking age for drinking in Scotland starts at 18, there are several places where students, locals and visitors can have a great night out in Glasgow's thriving center. Glasgow has more than three universities and more than 10 colleges that cater to a thriving nightlife for students, locals and visitors.
With a student ID, students can receive discounts when entering clubs. Yet, it is possible for visitors to receive discounts, as well, especially when they catch a Glaswegians promoter giving away free passes to their select venue. When searching for Glasgow pubs and other nightlife venues, there are several places to hear all types of music from the best djs. The nightlife in Glasgow also features centre places for cinema and theatre.
The best in top-of-the-range entertainment is always at Glasgow theatres. Once there, you will find newly restored buildings with lavish interiors, and celebrated actors that hosts everything from musical operas to full theater productions. Furthermore, you will find beautiful opera theaters with lavish auditoriums where concerts and full orchestra productions play. These westend venues are a great place to also see Scottish ballets and young music and performing artists of the future.
Usually, the weekend prices to enter centre clubs, bars or theatres in Glasgow are higher than the prices for Monday through Thursday entry. Even if you are not a student, it is necessary to take a form of identification like a driver’s license, passport, or other European identification card. As a common practice, some bouncers will ask to see identification before they allow you to enter a bar or club.
Beware that some Glasgow nightlife venues do require a dress code. However, you can find the most popular nightclubs that offer cheap drinks and those that will cater to your taste in music, including pop, R&B, rock, heavy metal or Celtic music.
Some centre nightlife areas in Glasgow often feature several floors of music, dance, and cocktails. There are even localities that feature as many as 8 floors. If you don’t find what you’re looking for on one floor, you can float to another floor to see if you the djs style of music there or to meet different tourist, students or other local Glaswegians.
“Cheap as chips” drinks are plenty during the week, but you may find that the prices have doubled or tripled over the weekend, even for the same cocktail. Beware that bouncers may ask you how much you have had to drink and where on the westend did you come from. However, if you choose to answer that you have had more than three or four pints; you may find yourself locked out of the very bar that you want to enter.
Besides, because the nightlife always brings a lot of visitors, you might consider coming early. Many bouncers may not allow you entrance into one of the city center night clubs, because they usually have strict limits on how many people can be inside the building or on the dj’s dance floor.
If you require a heavy hitting and body bouncing club, you can also find these types of dance floor options near a centre bar. You can even experience tribute bands and up-and-coming bands that play at popular spots that both locals and tourist enjoy. You may also find popular places gay bars just round the Italian centre that features relaxed style with merchant city views.
You may wander from corridor to corridor that features small-talk settings to heaving-good dancing. Some places feature dark rooms for private use, big screen TVs for those football enthusiasts and even special event nights for students where the very wild can appear.
If you like individual or group games, a few places have both standard British pool tables and American nine-ball tables. Yet, you may also locate popular game consoles and arcade-game machines to your entertainment delight.
At city center locations, students and locals gather at Glasgow pubs just round college or university campuses. These spots have often featured popular-mainstream artists that have music recognition on global scales. Although students usually have easy access to these types of concerts, non-students will have to obtain a student signature for entrance.
Some places feature comfy chairs and old-school juke-box amusement. A few places have Australian themes and some Glasgow pubs have traditional Irish settings that come complete with fake plants and a unique atmosphere that attracts a large crowd.