The Best Nightclubs in Glasgow, Scotland

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Nightclub In Glasgow | © TheArches/Flickr
Photo of Tori Chalmers
20 June 2017

A force to be reckoned with, Glasgow’s clubbing scene puts the rest of Scotland’s party realm to shame. Whether self-confessed beat-fiend, work night party instigator or diehard dub seeker, our round-up of nightclubs in the ‘Dear Green Place’ caters to one and all.

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is synonymous with sublime times all round. Between the constellation of futuristic LED lighting adding that Berlin-esque feel and the massive outdoor terrace complete with toasty log fire, the whole scenario is enviable. Found in the West End, this dynamite club prides itself on epic day parties and a top-notch selection of disco, house and hip hop tunes led by a team of trailblazing DJs.

The Sanctuary, 59 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow, Scotland +44 141 334 0770

The Garage

Nightclub, British
A Glasgow fixture gracing Sauchiehall Street since 1996, The Garage is Scotland’s biggest nightclub, with a personality as loud as it is large. Suited to those who shake their fist at the mundane and the type who love to rave all night long — and then do it all over again the next day — this party playground caters to all music styles from indie and pop, to house, electro and everything else in between. Open every day, gather at The Garage if party is your motto.


SWG3 is reminiscent of those quintessentially cool New York warehouses, a ubiquitous sight in the Big Apple. Between the arty events and unpretentious utilitarian space, SWG3 plays host to the whole gamut — think renowned DJ sets, trendy tunes and band night belters. A huge space with even bigger potential and reasonably priced booze. Attracts a hip crowd as creative as they look!

SWG3, 100 Eastvale Pl, Glasgow, Scotland +44 141 337 1731

Sub Club

Sub Club is a subterranean pleasure palace embellished with badass DJs destined to stimulate the senses and inject all who enter with a glorious dose of the sickest beats out there. This dynamite dancing den famously attracts party seekers and music lovers from far and near, with its pioneering bodysonic dancefloor (the UK’s largest), never-ending list of hot happening DJs and raved about nights. A clubbing staple lighting up Jamaica Street since 1987, Sub Club is worthy of unwavering praise and is voted up there with the top five nightclubs in the world.

Sub Club, 22 Jamaica St, Glasgow, Scotland +44 141 248 4600

La Cheetah Club

Bar, Nightclub, British
They do say the best things come in small packages. Tucked away from prying eyes in the underground haven of Max’s Bar, this little basement nightclub takes its name from the esteemed salsa club in NY. The wonderfully intimate La Cheetah Club exudes an inimitable ambience tailored to experiencing a spiritual appreciation for the droves of electronic tunes from the tribes of first-class DJs. Between the sound system, cosy bar and glistening crowds, La Cheetah Club will draw the wild cat out of anyone!

The Berkeley Suite

As far as nightclubs go, The Berkeley Suite is a sexy seductress with its smooth, low-key lighting, velvet finishes and cooler than cool Art Deco vibes. This home away from home boasts downright banging tunes and is the ideal setting for letting inhibitions run free. The epic dance space is made for moving. At the end of the day, The Berkeley Suite has that edge, rendering it a prime party retreat.

The Berkeley Suite, 237 North St, Glasgow, Scotland +44 141 221 2451

Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

A tried and true Glasgow institution, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy needs no introduction! The fuss-free feels lend themselves to some of the wildest banter-infused nights imaginable while the appealing drinks prices help set the mood. Between the atmospheric poster-clad walls, bouncing live bands and eclectic DJ sets, there’s a ton of love for Sleazy’s. Whether dubstep queen, grime god or soulful base legend, this legendary dancing den always equates to the best night out memories.

Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, Scotland +44 141 333 0900

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