Nightclubs and bars in Glasgow

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    Anybody's garden in the suburbs: Dispose of waste food responsibly

    by Bennytheball Updated Jan 15, 2014

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    Being a lone resident, I always seem to accumulate an excess of food, purchased wherever a spectacular bargain price is on offer, a habit I developed from many years of living in third world countries, so I always have a surfeit of items approaching the sell-by date, and having travelled in the aforesaid countries, encountering people in dire poverty with no prospect or guarantee of next day's sustenance, my conscience is troubled about how to dispose of my waste food, which may be still be edible to somebody less fortunate in life than myself.....

    So, enter 'stage left' my nocturnal pal, Mr Fox, who as time goes by, appears to become more and more tame and friendly, and acts as my personal waste food disposal unit, which keeps him alive in the freezing cold winter months. Normally foxes are very timid, nervous creatures, but in Glasgow's urban sprawl they appear to have no fear of the residents, and wander in and out of back gardens, with impunity. They are also beneficial in keeping the rat population under control, with whom they are in contest for winter food.
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    Update 22 Aug 2013...... My old fat fox seems to have disappeared, maybe a casualty, run over on the road, which is quite common during summer months when they forage for food in evening daylight, or possibly I was too generous in feeding him, but the "vacancy" was soon taken up by a new small young fox cub, who arrives in my garden at dusk every evening and has no fear of me when I try to hand-feed him. This evening I had my camera ready and as he waited patiently for a chicken leg in one hand, I captured his close-up photo with camera in the other......
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    Update 14th Sept 2013....... The new fox cub is now fully trained to snatch a tasty chicken leg from my outstretched hand, but I have to be careful with my fingers, those sharp incisor teeth pose a definite injury risk. I've recorded a video clip of the action feeding, posted on my Glasgow page.

    A slightly unorthodox nightlife tip, I must admit, but why not adopt and train your own fox, as I have, as an absorbing spare-time hobby?

    Dress Code: Mr Fox does not observe any dress code.

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    Red Leaf Bar: Red Leaf Bar

    by atom42 Written Jan 3, 2014

    With a beautiful red backdrop and lavish leather furnishings, Red Leaf Bar is undeniably one of the most trendy and opulent bars in Glasgow.

    Exuding sophistication, Red Leaf Bar presents a fabulous hangout in which to sip cocktails or a glass of champagne – whatever tipple takes your fancy.

    Away from the hubbub of the gaming floors, Red Leaf Bar is a true haven in which to unwind and catch up with friends and family.

    Red Leaf Bar at the Alea Glasgow is open every day from 5.30pm until midnight.

    Dress Code: Smart Casual

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    The Corinthian Club: A Must See

    by kehale Written Sep 17, 2013

    I don't know if we ever would have gone into The Corinthian Club if it wasn't for friends of ours from the area that came to meet us for drinks on a Sunday afternoon. This was one of the first places we visited and it was so worth the visit. We only popped in for one drink, but the building was so large and impressive that it was worth the visit.

    We just went into the main bar, and each had a beer (my friend had a martini), and we checked out how beautiful everything was. Even if you just pop in to take a look do it... or visit the bar, or casino, or have something to eat! Whatever you do, you will be glad you saw this place - it has so much to offer as well! I hear it's open late, but can't find anything on the website about their hours.

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    My back garden.: Fox tempers!

    by Bennytheball Updated Sep 17, 2013

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    Foxes are territorial animals, and they guard their feeding grounds aggressively, so when my happy little fox cub arrives at dusk for his usual expected dinner, he hungrily devours the tinned dog food I give him. Suddenly he looses interest in the food and bares his teeth when he detects a noise in the surrounding undergrowth, maybe a mouse or rat, this is the first time I have had a clear view of his long wicked-looking incisor teeth, but I know there is no danger of me being attacked if I am the hand that feeds him. A couple of nights previously, he took a chicken leg with his teeth from my outstretched fingers, which I manged to film on video, but on this occasion I decided to toss the food instead until he recovers his normally placid temperament, and maybe keep my fingers intact!

    Although fox cubs can appear cute cuddly pets, they are still by instinct four-legged "killing machines", and well-developed for this survival activity, they have no claws like cats and dogs, just cloven feet, like goats, but those vicious deadly teeth compensate for any claw deficiency.

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    On occasions when I am unavoidably detained down at the pub by generous associates plying me with "one for the road", I may be late for the fox's nightly feeding session, so I've constructed two feeding stations for him, one where the tray can be placed on an upturned old flower planter and the other on a planter placed horizontally to keep his food dry in wet weather.

    A typical menu consists of chunks of tinned dog meat, bread, cheese, assorted food scraps and in recognition of his photographic co-operation, the essential chicken leg!

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    Jinty M'Guinty's: Pub with Live Music in Glasgow's West End

    by iblatt Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    After a tasty dinner on Ashton Lane we looked for a pub with live music. This was not hard to find. Outside Jinty's the sign said: "Live music, Karl, 9-11".
    The pub quickly filled with people, tourists and locals, young and old, and as Karl sang well- known Irish and Scottish songs and other all-time favorites the music was great and so was the atmosphere.

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  • The Catwalk Rock Lounge: The Catwalk

    by dannycpl Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Catwalk Rock Lounge launched on Friday 2nd March 2007 and is an exciting prospect for any rock fan. With a fantastic restaurant offering mouth watering meals at affordable prices as well as a great location (next to Central Station, Union Street entrance) to meet for drinks and enjoy great music and affordable bar prices 7 days a week. The Catwalk has strong links with the Cathouse Rock Club with exclusive passes available Wed - Sun, as well as playing host to many pre-club events and showcasing some of the Cathouse’s newly aquired DJ talent!

    Sun – Thurs 4pm – late
    Fri & Sat 11am – late

    Restaurant Opening times:
    Sun – Thurs 5pm – 9pm
    Fri & Sat 12pm – 9pm

    Dress Code: Anything.

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    The Catwalk Rock Lounge: The Catwalk

    by dannycpl Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Catwalk Rock Lounge launched on Friday 2nd March 2007 and is an exciting prospect for any rock fan. With a fantastic restaurant offering mouth watering meals at affordable prices as well as a great location (next to Central Station, Union Street entrance) to meet for drinks and enjoy great music and affordable bar prices 7 days a week. The Catwalk has strong links with the Cathouse Rock Club with exclusive passes available Wed - Sun, as well as playing host to many pre-club events and showcasing some of the Cathouse’s newly aquired DJ talent!

    Sun – Thurs 4pm – late
    Fri & Sat 11am – late

    Restaurant Opening times:
    Sun – Thurs 5pm – 9pm
    Fri & Sat 12pm – 9pm

    Dress Code: Anything.

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  • The Crib: This crib rocks

    by jeniferkik Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Brand new this venue adds to Sauchiehalls booming nightlife central status around Charing cross ,at the moment is centred round the r'n'b music scene. Very popular on opening night and has been cosmopolitan enough to challenge A>B>C> club nearby in putting all guests of the Berkeley Globetrotters Backpackers Hostels on their guest list . i.e. free entrance.
    Sound decor and a warm feel, actually quite sumptious

    Dress Code: hey it is student Glasgow

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  • The Park Bar: glasgow's famous GAElic speaking bar

    by coolcolin Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The cultural hub of Gaeldom in the city this bar has for decades been the gaelic bar for the westend and the majority of the evenings after nine real quality live music and Gaelic singing takes to the fore front.

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  • Argylle street: Glasgows ancient road to the Isles

    by coolcolin Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Prince Charle Edward Steurts army painted the street red during their stay {occupation ?} and no night out in the city is really a night out without visiting these hostelry's under the lea of the varsity towers. Very popular with students.Perhaps even more so due to the recent new university accomodation villages along Kelvin haugh and 900 new flats for students proposed over the kelvin river.

    Dress Code: Student.

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    Ubequitous Chip: More than a chippy

    by clivedinburgh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This bar dates back to 1971 and has been a defender of scottish food and drink ever since. There are two bars, a restaurant and a brasserie that all have a classic reputation. The upstairs bar is open late on Saturday nights.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Bar Budda: More than 7 pillars

    by clivedinburgh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This bar opened on 2004 and is a lot bigger than the entrance suggests. There is a very mellow atmosphere and I've been told that the food is excellent.

    This is one of several of this name throughout Glasgow (see website for others).

    Dress Code: Casual

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  • Sir Henry Wood Hall: Baronial Barn

    by jeniferkik Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    THis magnificent Baronial hall, named after a famour conductor but this is actually just the rehearsal room of the National Orchestra.Scottish National Orchestra.The height of the ceiling and the i dont know how to describe it ,the wrought iron work of the woodwork of the room is awesome.I was actually at a ceiligh dance and the acoustics were spot on.I imagine its the same for a concert.

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  • Oran Mor {the big hall}: Celtic Embassy

    by coolcolin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Nightclub,theatre,Art Galleries,restaurants,pubs and a whole feast more. This is not a be all venue but a carefully designed collection af venues ,some of the nicest we saw around Europe,several events occuring at the same time.This is a happening place with a keltic slant. From lunch time pie, pint and aplay to ceilighs and fiddle orcherstas .This is a big venue with many smaller ones.The restaurant is Scots fare of the Highest calibre. Enjoyable throughout.

    Dress Code: n/a

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  • Gala Casino: Drink till Dawn

    by coolcolin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Charing cross is the undisputed hub of nightlife,not only for the music bars,nightcliubs but also rather sumptious casinos open till six.I don't gamble was it Abe Lincoln who said a tax on gambling would be a tax on the daft.....but they are deluxe postclub posing places.All the metropolitan splendour of Hollywood at bar prices cheaper than the nightclub you have just been fleeced in all night after the promos finished.
    They also have great ,first class restaurants. This one is the biggest in the former Locarno BALLROOM.
    Although you need to be a member you simply take in your passport one cevening and the next impress the pants off your catch when you invite her to your late night "club". Well impressed she will be.
    Membership may take 24 hours but there is no charge

    Dress Code: Smart,no trainers jeans etc.

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