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Barrowland Ballroom

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244 Gallowgate | Cowcaddens, Glasgow G4 0TT, Scotland
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
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“music venue” (11 reviews)
“iconic venue” (5 reviews)
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244 Gallowgate | Cowcaddens, Glasgow G4 0TT, Scotland
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"music venue"
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"great atmosphere"
in 13 reviews
"iconic venue"
in 5 reviews
"sprung floor"
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"faded glamour"
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"glasgow venue"
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"smaller venue"
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"great sound"
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"fantastic concert"
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"disabled access"
in 3 reviews
"gigs"
in 21 reviews
"barras"
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"venues"
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"cloakroom"
in 6 reviews
"acoustics"
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"album"
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

One of the best venues in Scotland, staff friendly and reassuring, acoustics incredible and no bad views in the house!

Thank Euan F
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

What a brilliant atmosphere in here!! Recommended from my dad who has saw bands like the stone roses and oasis in here. Although the place is very retro, it's still well kept and the sound was fantastic. Recently went to the dmas gig and can't...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I used to go to go to loads of concerts here years ago. I went to one at the end of April and was delighted to discover it's still as good. It's got a nice low roof which gives it brilliant acoustics. The atmosphere in...More

Thank 1983Ally
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Nearby to the Ballroom is the Barrowland Album Pathway. This is a very popular piece of street art not only with locals but also tourists like me who can be seen slowly walking along and reading the names and dates of some of the many...More

Thank Peter O
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Great venue - looks like it hasn't been changed in decades but it's all the better for it! A bit kitch and retro but it doesn't matter - the sound is excellent!

Thank Savage4Turnips
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I'm from London and routinely go to gigs at the main London gig venues, but was visiting Glasgow and I saw Phoenix at Barrowland Ballroom while I was there, and the place absolutely blew me away - what an incredible venue!! It's got some retro...More

Thank Emily W
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Its rough around the edges, It looks like a shack in the daytime, there are many improvements that could be made to bring this venue into the modern era, all of them would take away the charm and experience of this iconic venue. Its the...More

Thank Stan_1st
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

One of, if not the best music venues in Glasgow. Great sound and atmosphere. Venue with a lot of history and what it lacks in polish and pristineness it more than makes up in atmosphere, character and general experience. Plenty bar set ups so never...More

Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

It was a great concert here. Very busy and not much room, but the place was huge and that's just cause of the quality of the act. Snuck a vape pen in, even though I wasn't allowed, and the security ended up checking all my...More

Thank Sam R
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

It may not be luxurious, however in terms of seeing a band, up close and personal. There is no better venue, in the world.

Thank Mark P
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Jamessufcmad
31 March 2018|
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Response from DougieCFC | Reviewed this property |
On street parking is available around venue and not too further afield either. Get there early though!
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LINDY N
7 January 2017|
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Response from Fionz21 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! A huge one 👍
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Elspeth N
10 December 2016|
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Response from wendy p | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we were at a private function here so didn't use the cloakroom
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