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Glasgow, SCT

“When I catch the malty, hoppy smell drifting across town from the brewery, I am transported back to the first days of living here.” — Sarah Martin of Belle & Sebastian

Curated by: Belle & Sebastian, CHVRCHES, Franz Ferdinand, Pinact, Trembling Bells, Admiral Fallow

city guide:
Glasgow, SCT
outdoors
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Founded in 1817, Glasgow Botanic Gardens is located in the heart of the city’s West End and contains a variety of plant collections including a large orchid collection, numerous glasshouses, most notably the magnificent Kibble Palace, and a tea room.
Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0UE, UK
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Thistle Books
Buy and sell books at this second-hand store stocked with a wide range of subjects, with special focus on rare history books.  Also offers a rare book finding service.
Otago St, Glasgow G12 8PQ, UK
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The Old Hairdresser’s
This independent art space serves as a bar, gallery, and live music venue for the eclectic Glasgow arts scene.
27 Renfield Ln, Glasgow G2, UK
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City Centre Comics
Collector's back issue comic shop specializing in Silver and Bronze Age comics, as well as new release comics and graphic novels.
37 Ruthven Ln, Glasgow G12 9BG, UK
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food
The Ubiquitous Chip

Artistic brasserie dishes that display their provenance, served in a leafy space with fairy lights. Character and atmosphere add to the fantastic food and wine.

Ashton Ln, Glasgow G12 8SJ, UK
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Love Music
Rock music specialists stocking new and used CDs, DVDs, and vinyl, plus material by unsigned artists.
34 Dundas St, Glasgow G1, UK
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coffee
Papercup Coffee Company
Specialty coffee house offering fine roasts and unique food service in a relaxed environment.
603 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8HX, United Kingdom
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Aye-Aye Books
Small bookshop and publisher specializing in art books.
Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD, UK
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Stravaigin
Award-winning restaurant serving exquisite Scottish cuisine with a strong farm-to-table ethos.
28 Gibson St, Glasgow G12 8NX, UK
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The Variety Bar
The Variety Bar, known affectionately as "The V," has been a staple in Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street bar scene since the early 1980s.
Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3LG, UK
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Bloc +
Fiercely independent restaurant, bar, and music venue located in the center of Glasgow, and dedicated to keeping quality high and prices low.  Music events are always free, drinks are cheap, and grub is modern and forward-thinking.
117 Bath St, Glasgow G2 2SZ, UK
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Three Judges

One of the best places to drink in Glasgow's West End, offering a fantastic range of real ales and ciders.

Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G11 6PR, UK
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The 13th Note
The 13th Note is a bar, vegan and vegetarian restaurant, live music venue, and art gallery. It opened in 1997 on Glassford Street, before moving to its present site on King Street.
King St, Glasgow G1 5QT, UK
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Mono
Versatile bar with an airy and open feel, music at its heart, and a menu of veggie/vegan food.
12 King's Pl, Glasgow G22 6LL, UK
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Voltaire and Rousseau Bookshop
Established secondhand store selling academic books, fiction, literary criticism, and rare editions.
Otago Ln, Glasgow G12 8PB, UK
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Finnieston

Casual restaurant and cocktail bar specializing in locally-sourced seafood and bespoke beers. Grab a booth in the bar on a chilly day.

Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8ND, UK
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The Art School

The Art School is a unique centre for music and the visual arts in Glasgow.

Scott St, Glasgow G3 6PE, UK
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Nice N Sleazy

Bar and club on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Food and drink during the day, live music and DJ's at night

Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3LG, UK
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Burrell Collection


In the heart of Pollok Country Park, this award-winning building houses a unique art collection in a beautiful woodland setting. Bit out of the way from the usual tourist attractions, but well worth a trip.

Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G43 1AT, UK
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Monorail Music
Independent record shop in Glasgow, Scotland.
King St, Glasgow G1 5RB, UK
landmark
Partick Burgh Hall

Partick Burgh Hall is a favorite - it has a spire like a helter skelter.

9 Burgh Hall St, Glasgow G11 5LN, UK
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coffee
Artisan Roast

Cool and quirky coffee house/roastery run by aficionados serving organic, locally-sourced food.

15 Gibson St, Glasgow G12, UK
bar
Rogano
With its unique 1930's ambience, Rogano is the oldest surviving restaurant in Glasgow. It is a friendly place, with a special welcome for the traveler, being perfectly situated with close proximity to the city's most elegant shops and many of its leading cultural venues.
11 Exchange Pl, Glasgow G1 3AN, UK
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food
Mother India’s Cafe

Self-confident venue serving tapas-style food with authentic Indian home-cooked feel vibe.

Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AD, UK
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Rutherglen Town Hall
Venue and concert hall in Glasgow.
Main St, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 2JJ, UK
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Forbidden Planet

Specialist chain selling cult sci-fi books, comics and collectibles, plus action figures and toys.

Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 2LW, UK
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Waterstones

A mainstream and academic book retailer that encourages browsing; some stores have cafes. 



Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW, UK
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