Glasgow’s commercial gay scene is compact and mainly in the city centre/merchant city quarter. Here are some, but not all of our recommendations. You’ll find more here
AXM CLUB | 80 Glassford Street, G1 | Tel 0141 552 5761
AXM’s reputation and very happy customer base is something that they are extremely proud of. Their philosophy is simple… a good quality, friendly and fabulous night out, in a top notch, clean venue with the best sounds and visuals available! More importantly, a safe night out. So, if you’re after a fun, friendly, fantastic, value for money night out with no dramas or hassles then AXM is definately your place to be! To visit their website click here.
DELMONICAS | 68 Virginia Street, G1 | Tel 0141 552 4803
Delmonicas has been at the heart of the gay community in Glasgow since 1991. Lovingly and more commonly known as Dels’, it provides fantastic entertainment 7 days a week. Delmonicas has established itself as the market leader for all round fun and a firm favourite place to be in Gay Glasgow. With its weekend DJ’s and Darrens ‘Big Money Quiz Show’ and infamous karaoke, Delmonicas continues to go from strength to strength. To visit their website click here.
KATIE’S BAR, 17 JOHN STREET, G1 | Tel -tba
A new venue in the heart of Merchant City opening this summer in a refurbished John Street basement bar, Katie’s Bar promises a mix of authentic simple Scottish food, great prices, awesome live entertainment and friendly service. Something new for Glasgow’s gay scene.
POLO LOUNGE | 84 Wilson Street, G1 | Tel 0845 659 5905
Polo Lounge is Glasgow’s (and some say Europe’s) best gay and lesbian party. Located in the Merchant City, Polo has an enviable reputation of offering outstanding entertainment. Polo really does offer attitude free clubbing and a camp and cruisy environment. After years of success, Polo Lounge is established as the leading Glasgow club for camp pop fun. To visit their website click here
SPEAKEASY | 10 John Street, G1 1JQ | Tel 0845 166 6036
With a unique approach to classic cocktails, a vast selection of bourbon, private booths to book, some pretty tasty food and a robust soundtrack to enjoy it all to, Speakeasy provides the perfect drinking den seven nights a week. Come Saturday night, Speakeasy is the proud home of The Trophy Room – Glasgow’s legendary camp pop club night playing a glorious mix of tunes from the 70’s to the 90’s. To visit their website click here.
THE RIDING ROOM | 58 Virginia Street, G1 | Tel 0845 659 5904
Riding Room, or the joint on the corner as it’s often referred to, is a tip of the hat to old fashioned socialising mixed with riotous entertainment of all shapes and sizes. Join them for delightful little sharing cocktails in just about any vessel they can put their hand to, dark little corners where you lose track of time, and the best singing, dancing and laugh out loud comedy for miles around. To visit their website click here.
UNDERGROUND | 6a John Street, G1 | Tel 0141 553 2456
Formerly known as Revolver its a small friendly basement bar with a mixed age crowd. Friendly staff, pool table and plasma screens. Good for intimate meets and chats. Gets crowded at weekends. Visit their website click here.
THE VIRGINIA GALLERY & LUKE & JACK LTD | Tel 0141 552 5699
Luke and Jack Ltd are here to promote Love, Life, Romance and Celebration. The Bespoke boutique offers you everything you need to prepare the body for seduction: from massage oils, lubricants & scents to tempt and mesmerise; to toys and tools to express your talents. The Virginia Gallery space can be found in the basement is completely unique being Scotland’s only gallery which specialises in celebrating erotic art and hosts regular exhibitions. Visit their website click here