Top 5 Alternative Nights out in Glasgow

Glasgow’s nightlife has much more to offer than just getting ‘mad wae it’. Here are qmunicate’s top 5 alternative nights out that won’t leave you hungover and late to those 9am lectures:

Get Your Skates On
Roller Stop is Scotland’s only roller rink and hosts several booze-free roller discos a week, with themes like “Pop Party” and “Retro Mix”. You can roll around to your heart’s content under the disco ball, and if you’re a wee bit wobbly, they even have skate coaches to help you find your groove.

Have a Hoedown
If you love country music, you should head to the south… of the Clyde, that is. Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry hosts live music every Friday and Saturday, with “shoot outs” to round off the night. There’s even hot food available if the line dancing gets your tummy rumbling. Wear your cowboy hat!

Highland Fling
It might bring back memories of school gym halls, but now you’re almost grown up a ceilidh can be a great way to meet new people or giggle at your pals’ attempts to keep in time. There’s often a ceilidh to be found in our very own Qudos, and Sloan’s in the city centre hosts one every Friday.

Comedy Gold
The Stand’s open mic night helped start the careers of top comedians like Kevin Bridges, and at only £2 and a quick walk from campus it’s the perfect way to chill out after a long day in the library. Booking tickets in advance is recommended, and get down early, cause it can be a tight squeeze to catch tomorrow’s talents before they hit it big.

Please Your Ears
Glasgow’s music scene is unrivalled in Scotland (and maybe even the UK). Whether you like rock, jazz, folk, hip hop, or anything in between, there’ll be live music to suit your taste and budget. Venues like Bloc and King Tut’s offer cheap or free shows from the best local talent.

[Lauren Cummings – @__LaurenC]

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